Release Date: 4 May, 2018
Starcast: Jimmy Sheirgill, Simi Chahal, Tarsem Jassar, Gurpreet Ghuggi, Nirmal Rishi, Rupinder Rupi, Kanika Maan, Harby Sangha, Seema Kaushal
Produced by: Nanokey Studios, GK Entertainment & Cam Art Studios
Directed By: Taranvir Singh Jagpal
Written By: Jass Grewal
Storyline: As projected by the starcast during their promotional interactions with the media, Daana Paani is not just the story of a soldier and an oppressed village girl but a connection that builds around a broken relationship. It is primarily a flashback story that opens in phases for the audiences.
Review: The story starts with an interview with Nirmal Rishi where she talks about her yesteryears. Her character is seen in different phases of life out of which Simi Chahal plays the early adult and that is where Jimmy Sheirgill comes into picture.
The initial half of the film is heavy, so much so that it will make you shed mote mote aansu. The story is woven between two families and their ego clashes. Simi enters in the interval and post that Jimmy and her equation is shown, which obviously goes on till the end. Then we see clouds!
Jimmy Sheirgill plays the character of an Indian army soldier who is at the war front during 1962 Indo-China war. There in the camp is introduced Tarsem Jassar, who is given a grand entry but a bleak role. Along with him are 2 more characters, jihna baare je main tuhanu dsta then you'll probably guess what is in store for you in Daana Paani, so il refrain from that.
Negatives: The biggest negative in this film is lack of proper execution by the team. They did try to tell a story and that too a beautiful one but the film severely lacked proper screenplay. It kept going from boring to interesting and then fell flat on the face, while again picking up pace. So that is not good for a film that stars an actor par perfection like Jimmy Sherigill.
From Rabb Da Radio to Daana Paani, the directorial capabilities of Taranvir have fallen for me because the former was brilliant in this one is a NAH!
Simi looked shabby in the film. The dialogues did not do justice to the characters..yani kuj vi bol rhe si, for example Jimmy saying 'Main pichon aahi krda aya han'...what exactly did that mean??
The Indo-China war sequence was pathetically shot and the way one of the fellow soldiers dies is silly. Tarsem Jassar di entry ehni dhmakedar bnaun di lorh nahi si because he didn't have much to so in the film. Rather, being a good actor that he is, he even didn't perform well in this film.
Also, the sound engineer should read this and please answer as to why Jimmy's audio was not in sync with the others. His dubbing seemed to be more loud than his dialogues while everyone else seemd to be shouting and still were heard at a lesser volume.
Chalo..I'll sign off here saying it that it was a pleasure listening to Harbhajan Mann's voice in the film..that's the only thing I carried back home from the film.