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Review: Hijack

Debutant director Shivdasani could have avoided the Hollywood-copy-karo trip. As for Shiney Ahuja, he deserved a better deal, writes Khalid Mohamed.

movie-reviews Updated: Sep 13, 2008, 13:15 IST
Khalid Mohamed
Khalid Mohamed
Hindustan Times

Hijack
Cast: Shiney Ahuja, Esha Deol, Bearded Aatankwadis
Direction: Kunal Shivdasani
Rating: *1/2

Fasten your seat belts, at home that is. Kunal Shivdasani’s Hijack is meant only for those who haven’t ever seen a Hollywood movie in their lives. It’s part Executive Decision, part Con Air.. oh forget it.

And it’s about Shiney Ahuja looking very gloomy. Plus meet hijacked hostess Esha with a sparrow sitting on her hair, a kid star going “Deddi, deddi, dedeeeee”, those black-dye beards killing a post-honeymoon husband, a Home Minister snorting, “Ees these a jock..joke..jerk?” And finally there’s leapfrogging from plane wings already done by so many Singhs are Kinngs.

Debutant director Shivdasani could have avoided the Hollywood-copy-karo trip. As for Shiney Ahuja, he deserved a better deal. Airhostess Eshaji, on noticing that he’s somehow reached the plane’s insides, asks, “What are you doing here?” EXACTLY.

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