Anurag Basu, who has been associated with one and a half dozen television shows, knows the pulse of the Hindi-speaking film audience. He is once again present with the 10th picture. His entry in cinema was from Mukesh Bhatt and Mahesh Bhatt’s company Special Films. In the Juhu office of the two brothers, Anurag learned the early tricks of cinema, scolded Mahesh Bhatt a lot and then developed a separate cinema of his own. ‘Ludo’ is the cinema of Anurag Basu’s style, the seed of which he sowed in his first film ‘Life in a Metro’ after getting rid of special films.
Anurag introduced the passers-by to life in crossroads with different stances and tricks in his subsequent three films ‘Kites’, ‘Barfi’ and ‘Jagga Jasoos’. While ‘Barfi’ brought him on par with any major director of world cinema, ‘Jagga Jasoos’ said that experimentation is a very good thing, but cinema is still a product in India that can be sold on how good it is More important than that. In ‘Jagga Jasoos’, the steering of the derailed train, he is seen holding back strongly in ‘Ludo’.
Cinema enthusiasts can be seen celebrating less in this year’s Diwali theaters and more on their own mobiles. While Akshay Kumar is preparing to get rid of laughter in ‘Lakshmi Bomb’, the original bomb of this Diwali appeared in the trailer of ‘Ludo’. The entire arrangement looks like Diwali here. Rajkummar Rao looks like a daimar firecracker, Aditya Rai Kapoor’s acting is like a pomegranate, Abhishek Bachchan is a Seiko firecracker and Pankaj Tripathi looks like a real Sutli bomb. Together with Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra there are sparklers.
The trailer of ‘Ludo’ makes so much sense that the trumpets of all the characters in these four players playing the game have leapt from somewhere. Kidnapper is clumsy, a waiter player who breaks out of Mashook’s husband by jail. There is an item resembling the big grandfather of the small town, whose neck penetrates everywhere and is also chute. There is another lover whose life is probably going on with the help of keys instead of text books.
The characters are unique. Some have seen some spears. This time in the game of ‘Ludo’, Anurag Basu has put some of the same kind of stories. All the four stories seen in the trailer make a film series, something like ‘Life in a Metro’. The effect of the trailer is the same. It is to be hoped that the film should also be so that the direction of Anurag Basu’s direction car can pick up pace again.