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E M I  (2008 - Hindi)

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  • E M I rating: 4 out of 10(Pravir wrote on 10 Nov 2008)

    It’s not so easy buddy…

    In short, a novel and sensitive issue mishandled completely by the makers…

    This happens to all of us on a daily basis. Financial institutions luring the middle and lower class families to take loans from them and fulfill the dreams, and payback in (not so) easy installments over a period of time. The story revolves around four such parties who take various types of loans from a bank and all default while paying back, for their own reasons. Ryan (Arjun Rampal) is a DJ, who plays around with plastic money and keeps on enrolling for new cards to fetch more and more. This is to keep his high living and afford costly girlfriends – one of them is Nancy (Malaika Arora). Anil (Ashish Choudhary) – a pornoholic, is all set to marry Shilpa (Neha Oberoi), and to start the life together, they need the loans. Their marriage is on rocks after a year due to differences. Chandrakant Desai (Kulbhushan Kharbanda) is more of a friend to his son Arjun, and goes out of the way to fulfill Arjun’s dreams of foreign education by taking loan. Prerna Joshi (Urmila) had a family once, and due to financial crisis her husband commits suicide, leaving Prerna and a child behind. She is finding a way to claim the insurance by proving the death as a murder, and to arrange that she takes a personal loan.

    None of them are able to payback their loans and the bank hands over the recovery responsibility to Good Luck Agency run by Sattar bhai (Sanjay) – who has ambitions to become politician and do “Samaaj-Seva”. How he (along with his assistants – Manoj Joshi, Snehal Dhabi) sorts out the issues of the defaulters and enables them to deal with their issues is the rest of the story.

    The film doesn’t work because of (a) the timing is completely wrong when the entire world is facing it’s biggest financial crisis and economic slowdown, causing restlessness and casualties all over, this pours salt on the bleeding wounds (b) casual approach of solving the delicate issues in Munna bhaigiri’s style with poor scripting. The topic needed a warm and careful handling to be done by the likes of Rajkumar Hirani or Madhur Bhandarkar.

    Performances: Sanjay Dutt has already done doctorate on the role of a don with a golden heart, and he does deliver with the same conviction. Urmila is gorgeous and has played her part well. The dinner sequence between Sanjay and Urmila has been done well. Kulbhushan Kharbanda does well in his role. Manoj Joshi and Snehal Dhabi provide some good comic moments in the story. Rest everybody is below average. Malaika should concentrate on what she does best, and leave the acting task the other heroines available.

    Music: Chirantan Bhat’s music has nothing great to offer. Only the rap-bhangda song picturised on Sanjay Dutt towards the end credits rolling reaches the average level.

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