Written by: Sandeep Saket, Sanjeev Sharma
Starring: Manoj Bajpayee, Anupam Kher, Kay Kay Menon, Annu Kapoor, Vijay Raaz, Aditi Sharma
Release Date: 14 October 2016
Seven petty crooks come together to find a hidden gold treasure buried in a purani haweli in Delhi. The gang even manages to locate the monies but their conscience comes calling.
It is disheartening to see talented actors like Manoj Bajpayee and Kay Kay Menon succumbing to playing lousy characters in a loud and absurd film that pretends to be funny. Barring the authentic setting (narrow bylanes of old Delhi), nothing really works in the film’s favour. Bajpayee’s haircut is as hideous as the film’s dialogues. Every line is either meaningless or laced with the choicest of cuss words and it all seems uncalled for. (Read “Never let his wonder steal your thunder,” etc) Every character wants to shove something or the other into somebody’s backside. Characters are called Pappi, Jaggi, Bichchi and Haggu! Yes, you heard the last one right.
What makes it further intolerable is the fact that the movie is full of incessant rambling with no concrete story or purpose per se. You wait patiently for things to move ahead at least in the second half but that never happens. The characters keep yacking and yacking and yacking, making the film seem like it lasted for seven hours instead of two. Eventually, you stop stressing your mind and stop figuring out what could have possibly been the reason for this film’s existence.
Vijay Raaz and Kay Kay Menon still manage to stand out with their comic timing. Anupam Kher plays an insignificant cameo and Anu Kapoor’s confusing character is open to individual interpretation. Bajpayee’s misogynist character turns out to be one of his most terrible roles. He calls his girlfriend (Aditi Sharma) ‘kutiya’ and often gets physical with her because he truly loves her! She enjoys his lecherous advances too.
We have no clue what was the director’s vision behind this film but his execution has gone awfully wrong. Please skip it, unless you want to subject yourself to some mental torture.