Director: Akshat Verma
Starring: Saif Ali Khan, Amyra Dastur, Shenaz Treasury, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Deepak Dobriyal, Akshay Oberoi & Isha Talwar
Screenplay: Akshat Verma
Music: Sameer Uddin
This film is a quirky satirical comedy which is rarely attempted in India. The film has three stories inter-wined in each other. Saif plays a dead man walking after the doctor tells him he has stomach cancer and very less time to live and hence he makes the most of his life by enjoying a wedding in the family. There is a photographer Rakhee (Isha Talwar) on the scene and his brother (Akshay Oberoi) who are not very sure why he is getting married and has a romp in the bed with his girlfriend and then feels guilty about it. The other track is about a group of friends Shehnaz Treasury, Kunal Roy Kapur, Shobhita Dhulipala who get into a rave party and are arrested by the cops and Shobhita has to catch a flight and so she tricks the police and flees but gets into a hit and run accident and she feels bad about it. The third track is about two gangsters Vijay Raaz and Deepak Dobriyal who work for a don (Asif Basra) and they try to flee with their boss’s money and invest it into real estate but they land up doubting each other’s motives. The humor in the film is almost Woody Allenesque and PG Wodehouse. All the performers have done a great job and this must rank as one of Saif Ali Khan’s best performances in the recent past. He gets into the skin of the character from the first frame itself. Bugs Bhargav shines in a cameo. Isha Talwar makes a good debut. Vijay Raaz, Deepak Dobriyal, Akshay Oberoi, are excellent. The cinematography and editing is top class. The music is good too. Overall a very quirky comedy well written and directed by Akshat Verma.
At the box-office
The film has taken a slow start. While the metro numbers are decent, the film will still struggle to leave a major mark.