Sankat City a low-budget, super campy independent movie. It stars Kay Kay Menon, one of the leading men of alternate films. He is of course in top-form.
Kay Kay plays a super-smart car-thief. He loves, not eating them, collecting them. He has a poster of Gone in 60 Seconds in his room.
But the stars of Pankaj Advani's debut movie are the caricatures of everyday life. The scenes pan out around the gutters of Mumbai. You find a spiritual baba with homosexual tendencies, a Punjabi builder, B-grade movie producer, Bengali seductress and finally a merciless don, that's Anupam Kher, who hilariously reprises his own role from Mukul Anand's Hum.
All the characters, that get inter related in one way or another, are major crooks. They all want to make fast buck. And like many films of this genre, the plot revolves around a bag of money, actually two stashes of currency notes, that keep getting passed around, throughout the movie.
The beauty of this fast-paced narrative is how it reveals a new twist every few minutes. It reaches a point where you may find it hard to trace the plot backwards. You may even lose the context of some characters. And you wouldn't even care if it all adds up or not.
This one is purely for lovers of stylised capers. Of course given the budgets, it's not stylised enough. And sure there are quite a few flaws as well. But I'd suggest you don't completely miss out on this Tarantino and Guy Ritchie's child.