3 min read.Updated: 29 Aug 2020, 01:56 AM ISTUday Bhatia
Mahesh Bhatt's sequel to his 1991 film Sadak, starring Sanjay Dutt and Alia Bhatt, is short on ideas and stuck in the past
Nine minutes into Sadak 2 comes a scene that’s disconcerting on multiple levels. Ravi (Sanjay Dutt), the troubled taxi driver from Sadak (1991), is now grey and desperately unhappy. His wife, Pooja, is dead, and he’s given up on life himself, tying a noose to the fan and trying unsuccessfully to hang himself. If the death of Sushant Singh Rajput makes the sight of a near-hanging in a film difficult to watch, Dutt's recent announcement that he's taking a break for medical treatment (it was rumoured, though not confirmed, that he has cancer) renders it even more distressing.