DEAD DISHONOURED DEMEANS BY THE DUMBO
Director: Samir Karnik
Cast: Mithun Chakraborty, Preity Zinta, Sunny Deol, Salman Khan, Bobby Deol, Riya Sen, Sohail Khan, Vatsal Seth, Hrishita Bhatt and Amrita Arora.
Reviewer: Dr Usman Khawaja
This is huge freak out as it is a requiem for the Bollywood heroes as well as a maladjusted bereavement reaction for the war martyrs of Indian army.
It is also a huge speech full of terrible dialogues dressed as patriotic philandering which leave you hilarious with an abject affect and baffle you to as where and when will the drama appear and the sermon stop.
It also has Sunny Deol as the Indian ninja playing a double amputee who is a war hero and victim living in a mansion with a Shilpa Shetty lookalike girl friend Hrishita Bhatt and beating the hell out of the army of foreign white villains who try to ravage his girl in a Punjabi disco in Chandigarh, that he beats 50 boys all alone, without both legs is no surprise, I think he could beat the Tamil tigers blind folded.
Mithun plays the frustrated Mr.Naqvi who had a son who went to war as a good Indian Muslim and died while recording his great sacrifice on an audio-tape himself.
Mr Naqvi also likes to play baseball in Chandigarh, while his wife plays bridge in a club to forget her sorrows.
I have never seen anything so lugubrious, tell-tale and minus sympathy which reduces the state of poor bereaved families of the war dead to a jocular inanity.
It is a true travesty and mocking the sorrow of those people to dress this with 2 non-actors as an Indian remake of Gael Bernals Motorcycle Diaries while the 2 boys pursue an adventure on 2 modern bikes and a canon webcam in a kind of horror war docu-drama with infantile acting, overtly bad direction and monologues for dialogues which last 5 minutes in the least form.
Mithun plays Mr. Naqvi and there is a kohl adorned Salman Khan who has a kid with Miss Zinta, who weeps all the time like it was monsoon in India-do not worry Salman has a double identity-he pops back in the most hilariously bad scene of the year.
A hilariously bad exorcism of Bollywood heroes reduced to zeroes.
Rating: ONE STAR