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Don’t Laugh… Don’t laugh… I know you must be bowled over, yehi sochke ki kya sochke main yeh picture dekhne gaya.
Well, mera dost bola chal…maine toss kiya.. aur unfortunately haar gaya.. Had to go~! I maybe it was fixed.
Now the movie starts with a disclaimer, that iss film ki saari ghatnaayein evam saare paatra kaalpanik hai and that any resemblance to anything real is coincidental. So when they say towards the end that Azhar was innocent, you know that that it is kalpanik aswell!
If you didn’t know this film was made by gentleman called Tony Dsouza. So I googled for this guy and I couldn’t find. Later I found out that it is the same guy who made Blue and Boss under the name Antony D Souza. Blue and Boss.. Tabhi name change kar liya!!
Abb aate hai picture pe. It’s definitely not a sports film, it’s not a biography either, because everything is kalpanik, so Tony ( the director) has to rely on the punches written by hard hitting dialogue writer Rajat Arora ( Same guy who wrote those sublime punches for Once Upon a Time in Mumbai ). Well, this time he is kinda out of touch and once a few shots kinda go to the boundary. Infact the attempted comedy about Kachchas are extremely lame.
The main problem though is that you know everything is kinda fixed to show that Azhar was completely innocent, Like if you could bet on the outcome, you could put your entire life poonji on it, so you kinda feel manipulated by the scenes. The storytelling is kinda muddled as it goes from past where an extremely over the top Nana played Shakaal himself ( Kulbhushan Kharbanda) who keeps telling his grandson Azhar ( Beta 100 tests khelna , Betaa..) and the present, where you see him betraying his first wife and trying really hard to make us feel that he is victim!
There are a few bright spots though. Emraan gets into the skin of Azhar amazingly well – from the walk to the talk to the bread and butter flick of the wrist, everything. He’s done really well. Kunal Roy Kapoor tries something different, a little hammy but tolerable. Rajesh Sharma as the bookie is competent as ever. Prachi Desai has very little to do, and Nargis Fakhri does as much as she can which is very little and Lara Dutta plays the British Bulldog with aplomb.
Should you watch this film? If you are into Hammy stuff, then this is just the thing you have been waiting for. Else, it would be better to just watch Sidhu on TV. Yeah, it’s as torturous!
My rating : 2 / 10 – No.. The Boys did not play well.. and dekhna hi hai toh Helmet aur Abdomen Guard pehenke jaana.
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