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Shortkut: The con is on

  | March 07, 2014 09:48 IST
Shortkut: The con is on
  • Genre:
    Comedy
  • Cast:
    Akshaye Khanna, Arshad Warsi, Amrita Rao
  • Director:
    Neeraj Vohra
Yet another super-sized dud of the week, is rightly called Shortkut. The director is the infamous writer-actor Neeraj Vohra. The idea of the film has been copied from the Malayalam movie Udayananu Tharam. This was remade in Tamil as Velli Therai or Silver Screen, which for a regional film was pretty good. Even this film's tagline The con is on has been picked up from the Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy starrer Bowfinger. Bowfinger had a similar storyline too. All that the filmmakers had to do use was attempt the short-cut, and mercilessly plagiarise. They couldn't even manage that, and have laid a stinking egg. Akshaye Khanna plays a supposedly genius screenwriter who's waiting to direct his own film. Arshad Warsi's character is a talentless actor who steals his friend's script and becomes a super-star. This sounds sweet and simple enough. But not in the hands of these filmmakers. The producer here has obviously confused big-budget to mean random lavish sets and holiday locations abroad for song-shoots. The actors believe they should ham it all up. You watch ten of them going over-the-top in one go. Amrita Rao, the leading lady, is certain she could make the Vogue cover. The only ones suffering is us. Clearly there isn't a more unbearable short-cut to excess. If you happen to catch this disaster, don't say, I didn't warn you.
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