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Review: Jimmy

movie-reviews Updated: May 12, 2008 19:47 IST
Khalid Mohamed
Khalid Mohamed
Hindustan Times
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Cast: Mimoh Chakraborty, Vivana
Direction: Raj NC Sippy
Rating: *

A Very Rich Man announces, “I’m not a crorepati. I’m an Arab pati.” In today’s confused times, that sounds like a gay coming-out-of-the-closet confession. Huh?

And the world’s most optimistic doctor points at an X’ray to tell a boy with a ketchup-soaked bandage, “Your brain in superb. It’s not damaged.”

But your brain is devastated after surviving Jimmy directed by Raj NC Sippy. In fact, your heart bleeds. Still, it has to be reported that Sippy bungs together an absolutely out-of-date, unintentionally retro and plainly painful launch for Mimoh Chakraborty.

Come on guys, Michael Jackson performed his Billy Jean moonwalk a hundred years ago. Now Chakraborty Junior is forced to do it again and again, till you’re wacko cracko. Mimso also has to tolerate one of those mosquito-type mothers who chases him all over the countryside with a breakfast plate. Eggs tu mummy?

Mimso or Jeeemy is also harassed by the rumour that he has brain tumour. The Parveen Babi-Bachchan-Better-Day movie Majboor anyone? It’s even announced that Mimso will kick the bucket in a week. So, Mimso takes the rap for the murder of a woman who wore municipality blue contact lenses. Eye eye o, really.

Then Mimso goes to jail, then he breaks out, then he runs, then he meets his girlfriend (Vivana is rainbow shades of make-up), then he gets mega-angry. But not as angry as you are, because you want to slap yourself hard for venturing into Jimmy.

And so the queasy question is: How’s Mimoh? Let’s just say, give him another chance. This one was anything but.