Critic's Rating: 1.5/5
Avg. Users' Rating: 2.1/5
Paharganj Review: In search of her boyfriend, Laura Costa (Lorena Franco) comes to Paharganj and wonders why people come there in the first place? Gautam Menon (Brijesh Jayarajan) is a basketball coach, who desperately wants his team to win against Jitendar Tomar’s (Karan Soni). Munna (Salman Khan), who is a local goon, wants to be the king of Paharganj through illegal means like selling of drugs. Despite being so different from each other and leading separate lives, the stories of all these characters are somehow connected.
‘Paharganj’ manages to showcase the world of drug cartels and the overall situation of the area in question, but the story has been dragged beyond a reasonable extent, especially the part where they go about searching for Robert; tedious and should have been trimmed down. Performances are painfully bland, and the script, too, is clichéd and fails to make the desired impact, let alone leaving a long lasting impression on its audience. Except for the title track, even this social drama’s music couldn’t prove to be its saving grace – average to the core.
All in all, the story explores everything from politics and their goons to the world of drug mafia and murders. However, it turns out to be one of those films that has a lot to say but ends up focusing on just one aspect of the plot line, which in this case, happens to be Laura’s quest to find Robert. And that’s not an enthralling expedition for people to embark on, especially on a weekend.