When nuance turns to nonsense

anuj kumar
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dilli callingMallika Sherawat and Vivek Oberoi
dilli callingMallika Sherawat and Vivek Oberoi

Some years back director Sanjay Khanduri announced his arrival with Ek Chaalis Ki Last Local .

Now it seems he is in a mood to announce his departure with Gyarah Chalis Ki Last Metro . Yes, this could well have been the name of this lewd assault on the senses. Khanduri has failed to evolve from his promising debut and has twisted the Mumbai plot to set KLPD as a one night comic thriller in Delhi.

Vivek Oberoi plays a Delhi boy who can’t control his hormones.

His desperation leads him into one trouble after another and us into one pedestrian joke after another on a night that becomes a nightmare for people on either side of the celluloid.

Freedom of expression is fine but when a girl is named Aarti Utaroo, it is more desperation than turn of phrase.

Inundated with stereotypes, we have gay designers, corrupt politicians and bungling goons jostling for space in a screenplay which goes back and forth in time to give some legitimacy to the baloney at play.

The only novelty is the use of Delhi-Haryana dialect to create an authentic ambience. Ashutosh Rana leads a ‘slapstick’ gang of Jats and Gurjars.

It spikes up the mood and when Santokh Singh’s ‘Chal Baith Pajero Main’ unravels, it seems we are in for some authentic humour from the countryside. It creates the mood for a ribald comedy but when Khanduri goes for the overkill, nuance is reduced to nonsense.

Vivek tries hard to fit in but Mallika Sherawat is completely off key. Both are returning after a sabbatical and needed a better vehicle for their core competence.

anuj kumar


Genre: Comedy

Cast: Vivek Oberoi, Mallika Sherawat, Ashutosh Rana, Neha Dhupia

Plot: High on hormones, a Delhi boy gets trapped into a long night of guns, goons and gals.

Bottomline: A bumpy ride



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