Banner: VRG Motion Pictures
Producer: Vijay Gutte
Director: Amit Khanna
Cast: Suzanna Mukherjee, Sidhant Gupta, Sharib Hashmi, Karan Thacker & Gunjan Malhotra
The biggest blunder that ails tinsel town is when a débutante director indulges in plagiarism nay a blatant frame by frame copy under the garb of inspiration and palms off the rehashed version or rather the coctailed version of movies round the globe to gullible & innocent film makers. Amit Khanna, the latest débutante director has done the same in his debut directorial offering ‘Badmashiyaan’. So Amit Khanna’s mixed recipe can be credited to movies like Hollywood’s ‘Runaway Bride’, Korean film ‘Couples’ et al and also from our recently released another desi version ‘Dolly Ki Doli’.
The carelessly plotted scenario opens in Chandigarh, Naari (Suzanna Mukherjee), is a sexy & trendy girl whose sole aim is to make easy money and in the process she cons every man who comes her way. Dev (Sidhant Gupta) falls head over heels to the charm of Naari and in the process withdraws money from the bank to buy a big house for her. Her strange disappearance creates confusion in Dev’s life and in order to resolve it, he hires his college friend & detective Pinkesh (Karan Mehra) to find Naari. Meanwhile, Dev gets trapped in a bank robbery and meets the girl-next-door Palak (Gunjan Malhotra) who helps him from tricky situations and then the sparks fly! On the other hand, Pinkesh becomes the next victim of Naari’s trap and as he tries to woo her through situations, he gets caught in the hands of a dangerous gangster Jazzy (Sharib Hashmi). Jazzy who is in search of his fiancée Naari, who has conned him off his money, plots a plan to find Naari which in turn brings him face to face with 2 other victims of Naari (Pinkesh & Dev).
Débutante director Amit Khanna has not only stopped at rehashing game but also fails to extract a decent performance out of his ensemble cast of wooden albeit débutante actor barring Shaarib Hashmi, the multiple award winner of ‘Filmistan’ fame. Even his entire technical crew has delivered the “chaalu” goods with a “chalta hai” hai attitude. I really pity Mr. Money Bags Vijay Gutte.
Performances wise Suzzana Mukherjee could have won the battle of histrionics as the film was based on her character, like Sonam Kapoor’s character in ‘Dolly Ki Doli, but she appears more like a walkie talkie glam doll. On the other Sidhant Gupta as Dev, the die hard romantic shows some spark in bits & pieces, here & there in the entire duration of the film. Karan Mehra let’s you down totally in spite of having shown a few sparks in the small screen arena. Yet another disappointing act has been delivered by Sharib Hashmi, the recent award winning actor of ‘Filmistan’ fame, as mentioned above. While Karan Thacker & Gunjan Mehrotra have given their best in spite of a limited scope.
Tailpiece: What? Are you still planning to visit your nearest theatre? Okay By me but do so at your own risk. Period!