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Review: Raqeeb

This awry adaptation of Hollywood’s B-grade Murder by Natural Causes is worth a miss. Khalid Mohamed tells more.

movie reviews Updated: May 25, 2007 19:23 IST

Raqeeb
Cast:
Rahul Khanna, Tanushree Dutta
Direction: Anurag Singh
Rating: *

Heavens.. Here’s an entire full-length movie dedicated to a heroine almost hitting the Tun Tun kilo scale. The camera also gaga over her cement-like make-up and costumes that leave nothing to the imagination – even if you don’t have one.

Hello, here’s debutant Anurag Singh’s Raqeeb (Rivals), which seeks to prove that gentlemen don’t prefer blondes anymore. They prefer Tanushree Dutta who’s quite a lively actress but is obviously a potatoholic. Quick, she needs rehab at some Anti-Batata Vada clinic. Hope there’s one.

Till then, be it in Thailand or Tha-tha-thaiyaland, every male falls madly in love with this Li’l Big Lotta. The smitten include Rahul Khanna who has a severe case of asthma (because he saw her), Sharman Joshi (a wily friend type) and Jimmy Sheirgill sporting a hair style you could clean windows with. Really.

Potato Addict inspires every man around her to commit murder or suicide..even the audience. In the acting department, Khanna is stiff, Sheirgill is stiffer and Joshi is pure ham. Honestly, this awry adaptation of Hollywood’s B-grade Murder by Natural Causes, prompts you to wish you had stayed home to play noughts and crosses.