Review: Jai Veeru
Don’t even think Sholay. Mercifully, this film does not attempt its own version of the classic, writes Shashi Baliga.india Updated: Apr 20, 2009 17:40 IST
Cast: Kunal Khemu, Fardeen Khan, Arbaaz Khan, Anjana Sukhani, Dia Mirza
Director: Puneet Sira
Don’t even think Sholay. Mercifully, this film does not attempt its own version of the classic. Even if it often feels like some relic of the 70s, with two buddies — honest police officer Jai Mehra (Fardeen Khan) and loyal con Veeru (Kunal Khemu) — on the heels of a mafia don Tejpal (Arbaaz Khan).
To put it very politely, Fardeen Khan is a hoot as an undercover agent, Arbaaz Khan is reliably expressionless and Kunal Khemu overdoes it.
The film is so atrocious the item numbers come almost as a relief. If this is a paean to friendship, give us interesting enemies any time.