That’s not the way, Mahie Ve.
UTV is doing a commendable job of balancing its productions into mega budget ventures with huge star cast, as well as small budget adventures driven by an interesting themes and capable actors. Sometimes they are unable to do a proper quality control on the execution, and here is one such example…
Dinkar Waghmare (Shreyas) is a rookie cop who, while on duty, loses his service gun to a bunch of roadies riding on their “Punjab Da Psycho”. To afraid of disclosing this to his senior (Rajesh Khera) and continuously haunted by his mother dear (Bharti Achrekar), he keeps searching, but to his bad luck keeps failing. The gun keeps changing hands – from the roadies, to a junior artist Sunny (Shiv Pandit) who is on his way to run away with commissioner (Rakesh Bedi)’s melodramatic daughter (Shruti Seth), to a senior citizen unhappy with the mayor over the garbage in the city, and so on and so forth. A TV reporter Soniya (Mahie Gill) accidentally covers all the incidents and unknowingly makes a hero out of Dinkar.
Balma Khairi a.k.a. Janu bhai (Kay Kay Menon) is a dreaded terrorist amply brainwashed by his masters across the border. He reaches Mumbai to create mass destruction at a police department function. Don Shetty (Vijay Maurya) is the local aid to him. While planning for the damage, Balma bumps into curvaceous performer Pearl (Shenaz), and slowly he is head over heals for her. Shetty becomes his teacher to learn local lingo and the methods to woo the lass, and together they shy away from their main responsibilities. How the love stories culminate, the massacre is avoided and gun is recovered is the rest of the story…
Interesting plot for a madcap comedy is wasted by incompetent writing and picturisation. Barring Balma, Shetty and Pearl’s scenes there is hardly anything to keep viewers engrossed. Dialogues and funny one-liners are good, but only in parts.
The scenes where Shetty imparts training to Balma, and the ones where Balma practices it on Pearl are hilarious. Also the sequences of Shetty’s “prayashchit” to the God, and the disgruntled senior citizen holding the mayor on gunpoint are well written. Rest everything varies from below average to average fare.
Performances: Kay Kay is in fine form. Vijay Maurya delivers an award worthy performance. Together they are a riot. Shenaz looks gorgeous and easy in her role. Shreyas and Mahie look helpless by ill-written roles. Shiv Pandit and Shruti ham and leave no impression. Rakesh Bedi and Bharti Achrekar are also not properly utilized to their capabilities.
Music: “More Piya” is well composed and sung. Rest all is average soundtrack.