Akshay Kumar's The Shaukeens: why did they call it motion poster?

  • Sweta Kaushal, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Sep 20, 2014 18:15 IST

The makers of The Shaukeens are trying their best to encash on the three characters that Ashok Kumar, Utpal Dutt and AK hangal played in the 1982 Basu Chatterjee classic. So much, that they did not even care for a poster in their 'motion poster' released on Saturday.

Conventional wisdom suggests that a poster is mainly about the visual aspect that you'd tease the audience with. But what Akshay Kumar, who is also the producer of the film, has shared on his Twitter wall isn't much of that. Unless, that is, you consider three dentures kept in water to be a visual treat. The voice-over nonetheless promises a fun trip.

The teaser has the tagline: 'a coming of age comedy' and features the voice of the three lecherous old men (Kher, Mishra and Kapoor) planning a trip to Bangkok for a fun holiday.

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"The Shaukeens are coming on November 7! Here's the motion poster. What do you guys think?" Akshay posted on Twitter along with the link of the poster.

The project is a remake of 1982 film Shaukeen directed by Basu Chatterjee, starring Ashok Kumar, Utpal Dutt, AK Hangal, Rati Agnihotri and Mithun Chakraborty. Anupam Kher, Annu Kapoor and Piyush Mishra reprise the roles of Ashok, Utpal and Hangal from the 1982 comedy.

The new film, helmed by Tere Bin Laden fame director Abhishek Sharma, also stars Lisa Haydon.

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