Teen Tigaada Kaam Bigaada
The permanent copy-cat Vikram Bhatt is back, but this time the product is so weak, it can at best survive as a TV series episode. Strong contender of the worst movie of the year…
An estranged couple Anjini (Nausheen Ali Sardar) and Rajeev (Akshay Kapoor) live in a castle like house (owned by Anjini) in Scotland. Anjini is the soul bread earner, teaching music to kids. Rajeev, on the other hand, is a failed and frustrated software application developer. He pressurizes Anjini to sell off the ancestral house so that he can use part of that fund for his business. But Anjini takes firm stand against it; instead she proposes to keep a paying guest to meet immediate money requirements.
Sanjay (Ashish Chowdhry) walks in as their PG, a part time singer at pubs and preparing for a prestigious degree on piano. Things start to take wrong turns with Sanjay’s arrival. He brainwashes and seduces the fragile and disturbed Anjini, and later keeps his demands across the table to live with them and make their lives miserable. Who uses whom and who gets knocked by whom is the rest of the story…
A Perfect Murder type scenario which had been portrayed many a time in bollywood right from Mukul Anand’s “Aitbaar” till the recent Ananth Mahadevan’s “Aksar”, this one suffers from ill-narrative and bad acting. The film goes on and on and refuses to get over, testing our patience. It’s a thriller without any thrill.
Screenplay goes unbelievable to awful – residents of UK not knowing the power of calling police on emergency lines to complain about a harassing PG, keep insisting on house sell-off when they can earn thousands by leasing it whole for a couple of years and move to a smaller flat, getting a bachelor PG who pays just a meager 300 pounds a month to live, eat and roam free in the castle, ineffective CCTV cameras who just capture the front part and number plate of the car which damages hell lot of public and private property (and the culprit car still seems in almost perfect shape), and all those long boring conversations cum confrontations between the three main characters – any two at a time. It’s a tedious journey. Cinematography is, to a certain extent, the saving grace.
Performances: Nausheen gets a meaty role in her film debut, but won’t get much help from this. She was better in her TV roles a few years back. It’s a delayed debut and she also looks jaded and unnecessarily harassed in some scenes. Akshay is anyway sab-se-alag, and Ashish has already proven himself time and again in his 20 odd films till date. For the two hours, each one of them tries hard to outclass the other in proving who is worse. Both think that unconventional hairstyle, unshaven faces and cold stares will make them masters of the craft, which unfortunately is not the case. Achint Kaur is the only capable actor in the cast, and she does well in those four scenes she got.
Music: Chirantan Bhatt’s music score is more or less average. The background score is better.