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Review: EMI

india Updated: Nov 10, 2008 17:32 IST
Khalid Mohamed
Khalid Mohamed
Hindustan Times

Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Urmila Matondkar, Arjun Rampal, many etcs
Direction: Saurabh Kadra
Rating: *1/2

Get this, Sanjay Dutt is a bhai, which means he’s repeating his Munnabhai act till he makes your toes curl. STOP! NO MORE! We are OVERDOZED. ENOUGH! ENOUGH! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEENOUGH.

And, oho, this bhai wants to join politics, become an M P (get the real life allusion, guys?) while geeky goons around him purr and meow. Ab Billi Door Nahin really.

Bole to, Underworld Bhai is a bank loan recovery bozo, who makes his entry only close to the interval (the film’s that is). If he had arrived earlier, the script would have spared you the torture of meeting this-debtor-and-that in excruciating detail. How you turn pale.

The EMI-nominated gals and guys range from Arjun Rampal (pretty cool as a DJ) and Urmila Matondkar (a young widow, splendid in a dining scene by the sea) to Ashish Chaudhry (porn addict, no comments), Kulbhushan Kharbanda (suffering, suffering, suffering, suffering, spare us please).

So debutant director Kadra wants to express his concern about bank loan scams via EMI: Liya Hai to Chukana Padega. What chukana pukana ? He deals with the subject facetiously as if it were a giddy joke. In addition, a henchman’s drunken scene and the surfeit of tapori dialogue are a drag.

Plus whenever shots of Mumbai by night (in fast motion) are used as scene transitions, you know you’re in trouble. Those who conceived this muddle fest should get an EMI themselves to buy some salt and caramel -- to add to the popcorn.

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