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Aagey Se Right

Rating: 2

September 04, 2009

Cast: Shreyas Talpade, Kay Kay Menon, Vijay Maurya

Direction: Indrajit Nattoji

Aagey Se Right, directed by first-timer Indrajit Nattoji, is a comedy of errors involving a reluctant sub-inspector Dinkar Waghmare (played by Shreyas Talpade) who loses his revolver accidentally, and while searching for it finds himself sucked into crazy situations with criminals and cops alike.

There’s a parallel track involving a terrorist named Jaanu, also known as Balma Rashidul Khairi (played by Kay Kay Menon) who arrives in Mumbai on a mission to blow up a Police Day function, but ends up falling in love with a pretty starlet.

Throw in a bunch of supporting characters into this mix, add some juvenile humour, and what you have is an occasionally comical chase movie where a series of coincidences take the screenplay forward to its predictable, limp climax.

There’s a hilarious angle in which a local South Indian don (played by the excellent Vijay Maurya) teaches Kay Kay’s Urdu-spouting terrorist how to speak tapori slang so he can woo his lady love. Those bits are the some of the best in the film for the crackling tone in which both actors perform their scenes.

Shreyas Talpade is also in fine form despite the limited material, delivering a bag of laughs with his manic timing.

The film has some sparky dialogue but in the end it’s just an average watch because it feels more like a never-ending stream of jokes and witty one-liners than a film with an actual plot.

I’m going with two out of five for Aagey Se Right. It’s the kind of film you’ll have no memory of, 20 minutes after you’ve left the cinema.

(This review first aired on CNN-IBN)

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