Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Shortkut...The Con is On

Rating : 2/10
Release Date : 10th July, 2009
Time : 138 minutes
Director : Neeraj Vohra; Writer : Anees Bazmee; Music : Shankar Mahadevan
Starring : Arshad Warsi, Akshaye Khanna, Amrita Rao

The con was on us. I’m going to struggle to name anything more than one good thing in this one, it wasn’t even a straight forward time pass, brainless film. It was a twisted & convoluted brainless time pass film, hence double the agony. Not content with the pathetic jokes, the relatively decent ones already having been shown in the trailer, they add a love story, a story of a struggling director/writer, an ‘Abhimaan’-esque angle, some very irritating chawl neighbours, some more farcical twists and turns and finally many ill-conceived item numbers, which make you sink lower and lower in your seat.

The only good thing was Akshaye Khanna, who almost literally stood tall amongst the ruins around him, actually looking convincing even when it wasn’t. Amrita Rao wasn’t bad, would at least credit her with a decent effort. The one who really does seem to have lost his way is Arshad Warsi. After Sehar and Waisa Bhi Hota Hai Part II (and maybe two Munnabhai’s), I think it has been nothing but downhill in terms of acting. I don’t think he’s become bad – just that he’s not choosing the right roles or scripts and is stuck in a rut.

It sometimes hurts me to be so harsh, especially since I know the kind of effort that goes in making a film. But I am convinced that with just a little thought, a little more interrogation of the script, this film could actually have been decent. In its current avatar though, it would’ve been the perfect cure for insomnia, except that its too loud and irritating…

1 comment:

Divya Prakash said...

even after your review , i went for the movie (Big mistake i must say !!)...I could not believe that Arshad warsi can be so repetitive with his style , this movie can be classic example where plot was quite decent but even after watching the movie you can say only one thing that plot was decent ,which was obvious from trailers even .

Divya Prakash Dubey