Terrorism and bad timing

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DIRECTOR Shubh Mukherjee, STARRING  Shubh Mukherjee, Pratik Katare, Saurabh Shukla, Raghuvir Yadav, Senti Meter Save it for a rainy DVD night or a movie ticket cheaper than 100 bucks
DIRECTOR Shubh Mukherjee, STARRING Shubh Mukherjee, Pratik Katare, Saurabh Shukla, Raghuvir Yadav, Senti Meter Save it for a rainy DVD night or a movie ticket cheaper than 100 bucks

The Plot
The hero, his two friends, and his little brother are trying to take shots of a plane landing for a film they’re making. They get hauled up by airport security and co-incidentally the American Embassy has just provided intelligence that there is a terrorist plot at Delhi airport. So while for literally half the film, the friends entertain illiterate cops, terrorists with an actual plan are sneaking in. And then for the second half of the film the semi-intelligent-enough-to-be-funny characters keep losing and finding each other. And the bomb. Till the day is saved.

By Mona J

-2 Because The Opening Credits were like the product of a 3D animation student and a film student locked in a studio.

+2 Because In Times Like These, when mainstream comedy has been nothing but disappointment, at least this is not that. Although, that first interrogation scene by the cops made me fear it was.

+8 To The Writer, for collecting the right assortment of characters that would make for a good airport comedy.

Stills from the film
Stills from the film

-4 To The Writer, for not leaving any trope under airport and terrorism comedy unturned. From goofy airport security, a goofy wannabe-Osama, a scene with swapped burqa-clad women, etc.

-4 Because The Overexploitation of the two aforementioned features makes the movie at least half an hour too long, making my gut scream, ‘Comedy lies in restraint’.

+8 To Saurabh Shukla And Raghuvir Yadav and the entire cop cast for being the perfect comedy cops.

+4 For The Commitment with which the lead cast plays the characters. Minus two because unlike the dominating protagonist, the rest were unidimensional.

-8 Because The Background Score and the funny sound effects were killing all the hard work the actors were putting in. Trust your audience to laugh. Spoonfeeding kills comedy.

-4 Because The Timing Kept Slipping. Plus four because the few moments that it worked, you could see its Delhi Belly meets Tere Bin Laden potential.

-10 Because The Jugaadu Local Boy-Hero, who saved the world by being at the wrong place at the wrong time, becomes slight too much when you tell me he comes pre-trained in defusing bombs.

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