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Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai?: Film Review – Middle-Class Woes

Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai?: Film Review – Middle-Class Woes

By Stacey Prince12 April, 2019 2 min read
Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai?: Film Review – Middle-Class Woes

Verdict: A spot-on commentary on everything wrong with our society.

Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai? is a modern-day remake of the 1980 cult classic starring Naseeruddin Shah, this film is directed by Soumitra Ranade. Actor Manav Kaul plays the title role which was earlier played by Naseeruddin. Directed by Saeed Akhtar Mirza, the 1980 film talked about the anger of the middle-class against the capitalists and the remake talks about the same disgruntlement through another premise. While the underlying issues that Soumitra points to here are the same, his protagonist has a white-collar job, unlike Naseeruddin’s character who was a mechanic. The director has adapted the original story to suit and be relevant to modern society.

What’s Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai? About:

Everything looks fine in the life of a middle-class man named Albert Pinto (Manav Kaul). He has a loving girlfriend named Stella (Nandita Das) and a white-collar job. But his seemingly perfect world comes crashing down when his father, Jefferey Pinto (Yusuf Hussain), commits suicide after being made a scapegoat in a big scam by two powerful individuals named Suryakant and Jagtap. Rage takes over Albert, who till then was known for his kind nature and for having the ability to differentiate between right and wrong. Leaving his job, family, and Stella, Albert joins the mafia boss Satam’s gang and sets on a road trip to Goa with Nayyar (Saurabh Shukla) to murder Suryakant and Jagtap. Here in Mumbai, his family and Stella file a missing person report. With the killing of the two individuals he holds responsible for his father’s death, Albert wants to prove to himself that he is not just a mere spectator.

What Works:

Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai? has some fine performances from the cast, especially Manav. Saurabh Shukla, as always, delivers a great performance. Nandita Das as Stella shows a decent portrayal of what it’s like to be a Christian Goan woman. A thought-provoking film, Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai? talks about the various issues prevalent in our contemporary society where the middle-class harbor anger towards the corrupt and rich. Albert hates his own class for being mere spectators to all the injustice in society. He fails to understand the happiness of a man living in abject poverty and reminds him of all the things wrong with his life and the world.

Director Soumitra Ranade’s film makes a perfect commentary on the various issues plaguing our society and the woes of the middle-class that is not seen often enough on the big screen. The conversation between Nayyar and Albert throughout the road trip captures the helplessness and the grim state of affairs very well and will stay in your mind long after you’ve seen the film.

What Could’ve Been Better:

Though the duration is short, the film’s slow-pace makes it seem longer. While the original film will remain hard to surpass, this film has its heart in the right place and some fine performances. The casting of Manav Kaul and Nandita Das as a Christian couple also seemed a bit out of place.

Why You Should Watch:

If you loved the cult classic then you should watch this new film for its contemporary take on the plot. The film offers some fine performances from the Manav Kaul, Nandita Das, and Saurabh Shukla, which should be watched on the big screen.

Stacey Prince
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Stacey Prince

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