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36 China Town September 1, 2006

Posted by Shujath in Hindi, Movies, Reviews.
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Well, this is the third Shahid Kapur film to feature here in the last 4 days 🙂 anyways, this supposed comic-thriller directed by men in white Abbas-Mustan and produced by Subhash Ghai disappoints in the both the “comic” and “thrill” department. If you seen a murder mystery before, then you can figure out what the outcome of the this movie is in the first few reels.

The plot is the same old one…..one woman murdered….some 8-10 suspects…and one smart detective to solve the case. The most ridiculous portion of this movie I found was that the dead body is somehow fit into a normal VIP suitcase (though they never show the front view of it)….that’s some cinematic liberty! Even with the stale plot there was enough scope to make this one “comic” but somehow the filmmakers even fail in this department. The comedy track featuring Paresh Rawal and Johnny Lever is jarring. The look of the film is very sleek and the music by Himesh Reshammiya is amongst his better scores in recent times. The performances by Akshay Khanna and Shahid Kapur are good but the supporting cast irritates a lot. Though it won’t really hurt watching this movie you can very well do without it.

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1. Shiloh - May 11, 2007

Johnny Lever usually is a bit off-the-wall. The first movie I saw Shahid Kapur in was Deewane Huye Paagal, and thought I wouldn’t mind seeing what else he had done. May have potential.

2. imtheotherdave - May 11, 2007

Haha, I tought you meant Polanski. Based on your capable review I won’t be looking for this one.
Cheers.


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