Scheming Dubey Ji + Harassed Bhagwan Ji
Even God is helpless in saving this film…
Rajendra Dubey (Vinay Pathak), a middle class married man in Mumbai, works in a financial company. He dreams big and is ready with his money-plant scheme, but there are no takers – not even his colleagues and friends. A true devotee of Dhirubhai Ambani, he is a regular visitor to the temple to discuss his status update on his scheme. Even God (Saurabh Shukla) is scared of him and tries all tricks in the book to stop him to enter the temple, but Dubey finds his way every time. His wife Suman (Divya Dutta) also supports him well, including his decision to start the family based on his plan’s success. His caring boss (Harsh Chhaya) exits in an unplanned manner, and the new boss does not like him at all. Soon he gets a pink slip too and goes into depression.
Returning Suman’s prayers, God converts the pamphlets in Dubey’s suitcase into currency notes worth 10 crore rupees, thinking that it will solve all the problems of the family. But it turns Dubey’s life into a living hell, because he does not need money which he has not earned. How he tries to get rid of it and God trying to give it back is the rest of the story…
The plot of the movie is interesting, but the execution is severely marred by the screenplay having tacky dialogues, repetitive sequences of events and shoddy production values. Shot within a tight schedule of 19 days, it fails to generate the impact on the audience which the story demands. Some sequences resemble in a way to “God Tussi Great Ho” and Raghubir Yadav’s story in “Darna Mana Hai”. I could not understand why God was thrusting free money on the hero, when he does not want it that way. In a way, HE was responsible for his journey to the asylum. Some sequences between Vinay/Divya, Vinay/Saurabh and Divya/Mushtaq Khan are good, but they are too few to salvage.
Performances: Even an otherwise strong-on-paper cast does not alleviate the film much. Vinay Pathak and Gaurav Gera perform their parts well, but within the same boundary as in their previous films. Saurabh Shukla is eating too much on screen these days (reminding us of Manoj Pahwa of “Office Office”), and the same is reflecting on his physical appearance. Is he going Amjad Khan’s way ? Please take care Saurabh, and we will also appreciate a slight variety in the expressions and dialogue delivery based on the character you are playing. Divya Dutta does well in her role. Rest of the cast just passes the muster.
Music: Bapi-Tutul’s music is strictly ok and without any number distinguished enough to be discussed.