Movie Review: In his third outing in Bollywood, Shashant Shah, who has been previously credited with Dasvidaniya (2008) and Chalo Dilli (2011), attempts a light-hearted comedy based out of sadda Dilli. Predominantly Punjabi-flavoured, the film is one of those of linear, comic capers with a slight drama that makes you smile, though the situations and characters are cliched. A businessman-thug Sabharwal (Ravi Kishan) gets a couple of his bank employees incarcerated when one of his hare-brained investment schemes goes kaput. The shamed bank manager commits suicide. And his lady accomplice goes to jail.
Mummyji and gang target the various premises and businesses of Sabharwal. And the ways and means they adopt to achieve their end, makes way for comic situations. And love. Yes, Tusshar also manages to sing a duet with a wide-eyed neighbour ( Vishaka Singh), who later becomes his accomplice.
Ransoms, raids and break-ins follow. The unsuspecting Sabharwal allows the gang to infiltrate his home and heart. And the action all comes together at his daughter’s wedding because that’s when he realises that he’s been bajaoed (taken for a ride.)
A film without star-power depends largely on convincing performances. Dolly Ahluwalia, on a roll since Vicky Donor, is adept as are Ravi Kishan, Tusshar, Ranveer and Vinay.
While two of the songs are passable, an aarti based on a popular Bollywood tune and the item song – main naagin dance nachna—are paisa vasool.