Star Cast: Sidharth Malhotra, Parineeti Chopra, Jaaved Jaaferi, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Aparshakti Khurana, Sanjay Mishra
Directed by: Prashant Singh
Produced by: Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor, Shailesh R Singh
Written by: Sanjeev K Jha
Cinematography: Vishal Sinha
Edited by: Ritesh Soni
Production Company: Balaji Motion Pictures, Karma Media & Entertainment, ALT Entertainment
Distributed by: Zee Studios (International), Pen Marudhar Entertainment
Running Time: 2 hours 19 minutes
The movie is based on the popular scene in Bihar where grooms are often abducted for a bride’s family. Abhay Singh (Sidharth) is playing the role of the son of local ‘Bahubali’ (Jaaved Jaaferi) and has just one job – kidnap ‘sundar sushil sanskari’ guys and hand them to a groom-looking family in exchange of bags of cash. This was all going on smoothly until Abhay’s childhood sweetheart Babli (Parineeti) enters into the picture.
First of all, Sidharth looks just too sophisticated for a rustic Bihari goon. At times, you would even wonder why they had even chosen a dapper personality like him in the first place. The comic timing is poor. The characters are just trying too hard to make you laugh but couldn’t bring out even giggles. Parineeti’s clothes would seem odd in the setting of a city like Patna. Both actors’ role wouldn’t give you much to fiddle with. The actors, I bet, felt the same way. The most surprisingly good performances have come through the side roles of Aparshakti Khurana (a righteous loser) and Chandan Roy Sanyal (hero’s best friend).
Overall, it’s a letdown. The duo back in Hasee Toh Phasee was wonderful but this time it’s just plain painful to watch them. Huge waste of talent! You can miss this movie safely.