Writer's Destination Movie Review: Karwaan (2018)

Writer's Destination Movie Review: Karwaan (2018)

Karwaan is a 2018 Indian Hindi-language film written and directed by debutant Akarsh Khurana, produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Priti Rathi Gupta. The film stars Dulquer SalmanIrrfan Khan and Mithila Palkar. The film marks the Bollywood debut of Salmaan. It was released on 3 August 2018. The film received positive reviews from critics.

This movie is directed by Akarsh Khurana, produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Priti Rathi Gupta. The writer of the story is Hussain Dalal and the screenplay is written by Akarsh himself, starring Dulquer Salman, Irrfan Khan and Mithila Palkar in the lead.


The film is a light-hearted comedy, in which Dulquer Salmaan plays a guy who lives in Bengaluru. It is a road trip with a difference. These aren't three friends out on an adventure, but rather three misfits on a journey that goes a bit too off-track. Avinash (Dulquer Salman) is a repressed young man who hates his IT job, loathes his boss and would rather become a photographer, but for his father (Akaash Khurana). His father passes away in a road accident and his body reaches another family by mistake. Avinash's friend Shaukat (Irrfan Khan) offers his van and company to travel from Bangalore and exchange the body in Kochi. Enroute, Tanya (Mithila Palkar), the grand-daughter of the now-deceased person with whom the other body was exchanged, joins them. It is a trip that neither of them wishes to be part of but end up enduring it. (Source:Wikipedia)


This movie is hilarious. Irrfan Khan is wonderful; I don’t have words to explain Irrfan’s acting. Actually his serious face and comic dialogues are a just the perfect match. I think the casting director made some wise choices. I saw Mithila for the first time in his viral ‘Hi Chaal turu turu’ video and on some youtube videos but this time she acted like a professional, a real professional actor.

What I really liked about this movie is the weird plot. How can you think about a road trip and building relationships during the trip, it’s phenomenal. The writer has done a great work. Salman’s acting is also very good, I couldn’t find any sort of gap in the movie, and it was continuous.

This movie is about finding yourself, how Salman found his real self after the trip. I won’t give any spoilers in the review but it’s a decent movie and you must watch it once with your family.

I really wish for Irrfan’s speedy recovery. I am going to rate this four out of five.

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