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Shakal Pe Mat Ja is a formula for boredom

MUMBAI: The idea is to take a contemporary subject, turn it into a funny film and let the heroes come out with flying colours in true filmy style. There is youth and there is enthusiasm; however lack of experience tells on the outcome.


Shubh, Chitrak Bandopadhyay, Harsh Parekh and Pratik Katare are taking pictures at Delhi airport. They are arrested as it is a restricted zone and shooting is illegal. The police suspect them of being terrorists and are later convinced of it. Police officer Raghuveer Yadav and anti-terrorist officer Saurabh Shukla are in charge of the case and the interaction between the lot is meant to be funny, but it does not work most of the time with their best idea of comedy being jokes about breaking wind, which is overstretched.


The second half about boys foiling a real plan to bomb the airport is shoddy and fails to excite. With not much of a story to work with, poor scripting and about 140 minutes of running time, the film is a formula for boredom.


As for performances, the four boys rate from passable to pathetic; the veterans, Saurabh Shukla and Raghuveer Yadav, Mushtaq Khan and Zakir Hussain are no help either.


Shubh, who directs the film besides playing lead, has no inkling of the craft. His approach and execution is amateur at best. Among other aspects, music is below par; lyrics are uninspiring; cinematography is average.


Shakal Pe Mat Ja is a total and utter waste of resources.

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