Set in Mumbai, the story unfolds in a hospital that is under siege, where Vivaan Ahuja (Vidyut Jammwal) and his wife Anshika (Rukmini Maitra) are trapped. Does he manage to rescue her and other hostages from the dangerous hoodlums?
The linear narrative of Kanishk Varma’s Sanak is a battle between two opponents that make up the bulk of the proceedings—Vivaan Ahuja, the fit and muscled guy, and Saju (Chandan Roy Sanyal) with his band of skilled fighters who have taken all the people in the hospital as hostages.
This 117-minutes drama, written by Ashish P. Verma, begins slowly by emphasising the chemistry between the lead couple as they celebrate their third anniversary. But, minutes later, we’re in a siege situation at the hospital, where Anshika is being held captive alongside other people, and Vivaan arrives to save her. The basic plotline is predictable from the word go: the hero will bash up the bad guys to a pulp and save them all.
However, there’s a bigger problem here, the narrative defies logic and is not-at-all-convincing at times. In one sequence, a kid in the hospital is able to defuse the bomb (that too in a nanosecond), but the bomb squad is unable to do so. It’s a sheer disappointment for the viewers. Additionally, the soundtrack is a huge letdown with barely two songs that are easily forgettable. Saurabh Bhalerao and Suyash Kelkar’s background score is far more impressive though.