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Aksar smells like another rehash

The film looks like something that sneaked out of French noir. With masala smattered all over of course. View pictures

india Updated: Feb 04, 2006 20:21 IST

Dino Morea, Emraan Hashmi, Udita Goswami, Tara Sharma, Suresh Menon
Direction: Ananth Narayan Mahadevan
Rating: **& 1/2

They should launch some sort of a contest now, with each new Bollywood release: Guess the Hollywood original and win free tickets. Trust me, many producers would make more money through SMS entries than they actually manage at the box office.

Okay, let’s start the Aksar guessing game: Rich hubby is bored with hothead wifey, pays a casanova to seduce her and have sex with her. Hubby’s plan: Catch them in the act and seek divorce. Plan works, with a snag: Casanova and wifey fall in love. Do what you will, snarls wifey at hubby, casanova stays in our mansion as my pet poodle. Cuckolded hubby won’t give up. He launches Plan II: Create a situation where casanova is killed, and wifey gets framed.

The film seems to be a mish-mash of a couple of Hollywood films.

Indecent Proposal

in reverse?


with a twist? Fargo gone too far? Uh…huh, director Ananth Narayan Mahadevan ain’t giving you those free tickets so easily. While this one has shades of all of the above

, Aksar

looks like something that sneaked out of French noir. With


smattered all over of course (read, Bollywood


on Himesh Reshamiyya’s



Dino looks suave, stutters on dialogues. Emraan sleepwalks through his umpteenth casanova act. Udita looks somewhat bloated, dazzles in parts (the jhatka parts, that is).

PS: I’m still trying to figure out the original. If you’ve guessed it from this review, do let Mr Mahadevan know. May be, he’ll give you those free tickets after all.

First Published: Feb 04, 2006 20:21 IST