Ashu Trikha directed and produced Koyelaanchal, a 2014 Indian Hindi-language movie featuring Vinod Khanna, Suniel Shetty, Vipinno, as well as Roopali Krishnarao. Each step along the way, the tale loses its way.
Saryu Bhan Singh, an ex-owner who became Mafioso inside the area, reveals Koyelaanchal by his sheer violence and flagrant violation of the law of the country, forcing people and government to accept himself as their “Maalik.” Any kind of dissent, any form of protest, is met with spine-chilling brutality on epic scales.
When such an honest District Collector, Nisheeth Kumar, gains control of an area and begins pressing him concerns nobody has dared to address them previously, matters get a little tricky for Saryu Bhan Singh. Within the face of labour unrest and Naxal uprisings, the very last item Saryu Bhan Singh intended to do was make an enemy among his town’s senior government officials. He sent Karua, his greatest dangerous human weapon, to frighten Nisheeth Kumar into quiet.
However, the don’t-kill-just-scare-him operation goes terribly wrong as Karua injures Nisheeth’s wife as well as, inside the course of fleeing, finds up taking Nisheeth’s newborn, trying to kidnap the youngster.
What follows is an exciting and heartbreaking narrative of how true power may be found not in the barrel of weapons, although in the gentle caresses of a baby, the affection of a mother, and the passionate pleas of thousands of helpless people.
The critics had varied feelings on Koyelaanchal. Bollywood Hungama’s Taran Adarsh gave it three stars, calling it “an engrossing and fascinating picture.” Koyelaanchal has a narrative that sounds like pulp fiction but seems like a chunk of nasty Indian history, according to film critic Subhash K. Jha. Joginder Tuteja, a political commentator, gave it three stars and described it as “Different And Unconventional.”