Rating : 3/10
Release Date : 25th April, 2014
Time : 132 minutes
Director & Writer : Sai Kabir; Music : Sanjeev Srivastava
Starring : Kangana Ranaut, Piysuh Mishra, Vir Das, Zakir Hussain, Zeishan Quadri, Preeti Sood
This is essentially Shoot ‘Em Up set in Chambal with a trigger happy woman politician, its amusing for the first half (kind of) but then drags so drearily that you wish she would shoot her enemies or, worst case, you so that you could be done with it.
Ram ram, saban ney ram ram, subah ki ram ram nagad, shaam ki ram ram advance
She, Kangana Ranaut, is over the top, bad-ass, willing to walk into her opposition’s rally and unload a few, cuss with freedom, and aided and abetted by her Mama (Piyush Mishra), wants to wreak havoc on Zakir Hussain and his cohorts. The only time she is soft is when she is with her lover boy, Vir Das, wearing her lingerie imported from Italy, dreaming of Venice, while he dreams of her financing his Bollywood career
Mudai lakh bura chahe toh kya hota hai wahi hota hai jo manjure Alka hota hai
The shoot-outs, the UP accent, the cuss-words, the cut and counter thrust, the ordering for the kartoos ki ladi and then when denied that, changing swiftly to whiskey with ice, the slogan shouting and the outlandish costumes are fun, amusing, with a sensational opening title sequence kicking things of in grand style. There are peaceful moments spent in reflection in rose petal-ed bathtubs and its funny to see Vir get one with water, Kangana one with milk and the villain a plunge pool where he carouses around on a floater.
Kadak nath murga khaya karo sab kuch kadak rahega
But then things get murky, sinister (not clear why), the pace drops, things get repetitive and soon you’re reduced to screaming expletives at the screen for them to get a move-on
Aaj sey tumhara naam Chumchum, aur iska kacchu logic nai
I wonder what the makers were on when they conceived this one, made it and edited it. I wonder what the star cast thought of the finished product. Not much, I think, which is why they were conspicuously absent during promotions / press interviews. In which case, I agree with them.