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A stereotypical Punjabi potboiler

chandigarh Updated: Jan 26, 2013 00:25 IST
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One of the most anticipated Punjabi films of the year, featuring infamous rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh, in his second acting stint, simply fails to impress—be it the weak, staggering storyline, poor music or just bad performances by the protagonists.

The story begins with Mr Brar (Shivendra Mahal) from Jalandhar moving to Australia and striking gold. His sons—Rolly (being played by Honey Singh) and Robby (Amrinder Gill)—as expected, are spoilt brats who believe in partying hard and ogling at goris. One fine day, the dad reaches his saturation point, ousts them from his empire and sends them to Punjab, asking them to earn R30 lakh within a month, or never to return home. Then begins a string of comedy of errors, when the brothers land in Punjab and end up falling prey to a stack of lies fired at them by Shera (being played by Binnu Dhillon)—housekeeper of Brar’s mansion in Jalandhar.

After a lot of dilly-dallying, the brothers zero in on running an immigration business to make R30 lakh, cashing in on Punjabis’ obsession to settle abroad. Though they manage to collect the money, they fail to get their visas, and are running out of time, obviously. So, do they run away with the money or break their father’s promise? To find out, you’d have to sit through the movie yourself. At certain points, the film also tries to touch upon the issue of drug abuse amongst youngsters.

Honey Singh, to begin with, fails to deliver in terms of acting. All he really does in the movie is try to be stylish in his typical rapper style, replete with his signature diamond stud, chains and rings. He tries hard to cover up for his lack of acting skills by rustling up some loud histrionics. Director Amit Prasher conveniently tries to save Honey Singh from much dialogue delivery, which anyway is accented and unconvincing. Since Honey Singh was giving the music for the film, it should have been the saving grace. But, there is not a single track in the film that manages to hook the audience. The chemistry between the lead pairs is another letdown. The story also lacks logic and connectivity at points. Amrinder Gill as Robby is no great shakes either, and Mandy Takhar tries really hard to impress, but fails.

Binnu, on the other hand, delivers a superb performance with impeccable comic timing. Even Wamiqa Gabbi has a promising presence, despite her small role. Character actor BN Sharma also delivers a good performance in a cameo towards the climax, which seems ‘inspired’ by a Priyadarshan film.