Review: Ek Se Bure Do
This is a movie that sends you home somewhat worried — about your own well-being and that of Hindi cinema, writes Shashi Baliga.india Updated: Apr 20, 2009 17:42 IST
Ek Se Bure Do
Cast: Arshad Warsi, Rajpal Yadav, Govind Namdeo, Virendra Saxena, Yashpal Sharma, Anita Hassanandani, Trisha Pandey
How successful can a don be if his gang members addresses him as Bossy (or is it Bossie?) “Yes, Bossy,” “No Bossy,” “Bossy!” they go in unison and presumably in affection. Before you’ve recovered from that, you discover Don Bossy (Govind Namdeo) has a lookalike who is (but of course) an upright, God-worshipping man. Between Bossy and his dead ringer, Vikramaditya, stretches the storyline about a hidden treasure that the former is trying to unearth.
Bossy joins hands with another don, Gullu Bhai (Yashpal Sharma) and a dacoit (Virendra Saxena), but unknown to them, a conman duo, Titu and Tony (Arshad Warsi, Rajpal Yadav) are also on the trail. But the conmen get entangled with Vikramaditya’s nieces, Payal (Anita Hassanandani) and Gahna (Trisha Pandey) and… oh never mind, let’s leave it at that.
What with the two-timing Bossy; Rajpal Yadav and Virendra Saxena in a ‘let’s-see-who-can-be-more-manic’ contest; actresses who look tacky compared to the extras in a Karan Johar film; and the climax on a theatre stage, complete with an Anarkali dancing through the mayhem (don’t even say Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro), this is a movie that sends you home somewhat worried — about your own well-being and that of Hindi cinema. But then, both have survived worse. Next, please.