Sunday, May 06, 2007

Darwaza Bandh Rakho

Just saw this movie – a decent comedy that slipped into oblivion for some reason or the other. It’s a 2006 production by RGV Film Factory, directed by Chekravarthy.

It has a very interesting plot where a gang of four kidnap a rich heiress, seek shelter in a Gujju bhai’s house and are forced to keep him and his whole family hostage as well. One complication follows another (the father of the heiress has gone to America and so is not contactable for a start) and slowly the number of people being held hostage increases….

It’s very nicely done with great performances by a mostly ‘no big name’ cast – though it includes Chunky Pandey / Manisha Koirala / Aftab Shivdasani. The first hour has several very good one-liners (Ishrat Ali is fantastic as the Gujju bhai) but the movie does plod a little towards the end. I think they dragged it a little too long + the end does not really live up to the great start. Nice watch though if you’re in the mood for something different, especially if you’re in a group.

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