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Naksha fails to pack a punch


india Updated: Sep 11, 2006 14:08 IST

Cast: Sunny Deol, Viveik Oberoi, Sameera Reddy, Jackie Shroff
Direction: Sachin Bajaj
Author: Vinayak Chakravorty

Sunny Deol is a very confused Bollywood star these days. Check out Naksha and you will know. He cannot decide whether he wants to remain Garam Dharam junior (as always). Or be the Harrison Ford of Indiana Jones. Or Nicholas Cage of National Treasure. Or Robin Hood.

So, Sunny paaji goes on a treasure hunt with Viveik Oberoi (whose hunt for that elusive hit won’t end with Naksha), picks up a bow and arrows (Robin Hood, take a walk), bashes up the baddies (very much in the Garam Dharam mode), stomps his feet (that is dancing, Sunny ishtyle) and yes, does his bit of nostril pumping too.

Naksha the film is very much in line with Sunny’s confusion. It is a mumbo jumbo hunt for Karan’s kavach from the Mahabharata that crosses Indiana Jones and National Treasure, mixes it with the old sautela bhai bonding formula and leaves a little room for Sameera Reddy to jiggle her stuff too.

If that is entertainment, give me NGC wildlife documentaries anyday.

First Published: Sep 11, 2006 14:08 IST