Ekkees Toppon Ki Salaami
Anupam Kher, Divyendu Sharma, Neha Dhupia, Manu Rishi, Aditi Sharma
Ask anyone. It’s the hardest thing to play dead. Satish Shah did it in the cult comedy Kundan Shah’s Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron. Anupam Kher, who plays dead in this week’s release, also played dead in that appalling comedy Rahul Rawail’s Buddha Mar Gaya.Providentially, Ekkees Toppon Ki Salaami (ETKS) is closer to Shah rather than Rawail’s film. Its heart beats and bleeds for the innocence that independent India lost when politicians decided to get happily corrupt at the cost of the common man. Kher plays an Everyman, the role he specialised in when he came into the movies with Saaransh. It’s heartening to see him return to his roots.