The Hundred Bucks
The Hundred Bucks Full Movie Review Here The story traces a typical night within the lifetime of a prostitute, Mohini (Kavita Tripathi), during a city where the sole thanks to stay afloat is to possess strong survival instincts – Mumbai.
The Hundred Bucks Review
Born to oldsters who shunned her out of sheer frustration for being a woman child, then pushed into the dark alleys of the flesh trade by her former ‘saviours’, Mohini didn’t get a good shot at life. Eventually, she submits to her fate and goes about her daily business of scouting for patrons within the dead of night. What happens during her working hours is what ‘The Hundred Bucks’ is all about.
True, the unfortunate prevalence of forced prostitution within the country is an alarming issue and an insightful dialogue around it’s always welcome in Bollywood. But, unfortunately, director Dushyant Pratap Singh’s ‘The Hundred Bucks’ only manages to scratch the surface and fails to delve deep into this sensitive topic that needs an elaborate discussion on celluloid. The film neither enlightens the audience with a profound observation on what goes around in brothels that reek of stink and sadness, neither does it direct the viewers towards an emotional human interest story.
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Based on the proceedings of one night, Rajput’s character of Mohini fails to bring back light the trials and tribulations of a lady who is bartering sex for survival. Actress Kavita Tripathi’s portrayal of the mouthy prostitute is bland, predictable and sometimes hard to take a seat through, considering the seriousness of the film’s plotline and her casual demeanour towards it. If that didn’t damage the film severely, then its parallel characters sure did – even as clueless and stuck during a never-ending loop.
The music and background score of the movie may be a assortment of hurriedly cooked up songs and jingles that add little or no value to the already struggling narrative. Also, one can check out it from any angle that they want to, and yet, the climax wouldn’t make much sense whatsoever.
‘The Hundred Bucks’ cherry-picks an enticing theme, but doesn’t furnish it with panache; not even close.