Storyline of Sanak
In 2021, in Hindi film Sanak, Vidyut Jammwal plays Vivaan Ahuja. A MMA trainer with low blood sugar. His wife Anshika (Rukmini Maitra) is recovering from treatment for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM), a genetic heart condition. All is well with her recovery. A group of heavily armed terrorists capture the hospital and take patients and staff hostage. Vivaan must save his wife and free the hostages.
Within the corridors of the under-siege building. Vivaan finds two unlikely sidekicks, one is Zubin, a child, and the other is ward boy Riyaaz (Chandan Roy). However, the portrayal of a tween “willing to kill some bad guys”. With extensive knowledge of guns and bombs is disturbing.
From the direction view
Director Andy Long Nyugen has choreographed a collection of set pieces that pit Jammwal against the baddies. Using the location, there is innovative use of equipment found in a hospital. Including an MRI machine and the physiotherapy room.
How we describe the movie?
Sanak feels like a hastily put together project with a script that over-emphasizes the action, leaving the story and the emotional core under-developed.
Things we like about the movie
There is a time-bound mission, many hostages, and lots of gunfire, yet, at a crucial juncture, Vivaan has a long conversation with Riyaaz about Anshika. At the same time, Anshika is recording a cheesy voice message to her husband.
Writer Ashish Prakash Varma and director Kanishk Varma seem to be motivated by the John McTiernan-directed Die Hard films that spawned a franchise. Though Vivaan is an impressive one-man army, who almost single-handedly saves the day.