Certificate: U/A

Directed By: Jayesh Pradhan

Starring: Dharmesh Yelande, Punit Pathak, Raghav Juyal, Isha Rikhi, Vijay Raaz, Mukesh Tiwari

Story: Pradeep Singh

Remo D’Souza and Mayur K Barot’s NAWABZAADE fails to impress. Three friends – Karan (Raghav Juyal), Abhishek (Punit Pathak) and Salim (Dharmesh Yelande) have very little qualities to show off and yet they often think of themselves as studs. The story begins one fine night when the trio is having a good time drinking following which they decide to start looking out for a girl for themselves. While their search fails miserably, a girl named Sheetal (Isha Rikhi) settles down in their neighborhood. Apart from the trio, all the men in the vicinity fall for the girl at first sight. Keeping their friendship intact, Karan, Abhishek, and Salim decide to impress Sheetal together to decide who finally gets the girl. However, things soon turn out chaotic when the girl goes missing, and what happens next is the crux of the movie. The film has a few light hearted moments and dialogues that you may like but the plot is scrambled a lot. Being a comedy genre film it does not make you laugh much. The film lacks the required substance in the script.

Technically the film is okay, editing by Mukesh Thakur was not up to the mark and cinematography by Vijay Kumar Arora and Bibhu Das was okay. Music of the film is also okay, the one that stands out is High Rated Gabru. There are also very typical dialogues in the film.

Performances wise Raghav Juyal, Punit Pathak and Dharmesh Yelande are funny at times, but none of them could hit the right chord to bring anything more than just a smile. Isha remains more or less with the same kind of expressions. What is most disappointing is that two fine actors like Vijay Raaz and Mukesh Tiwari, who had proved their mettle in comedy several times, were not utilised to their full potential. Vijay, playing the role of a rowdy cop, adds some amount of humour to the plot, but he is definitely capable of giving much more than that. Mukesh’s character of that of a goon appears to be dull.

The director of the film, Jayesh Pradhan, could not raise the film because of poor writing. Also the factors that are important for a comedy film such as dialogues were not too hilarious. Direction was okay.


At the box-office,

The film is a total washout.

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