A decent time-pass

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Bipasha Basu and Neil Nitin Mukesh at the promotional event of ‘Aa Dekhen Zara’
Bipasha Basu and Neil Nitin Mukesh at the promotional event of ‘Aa Dekhen Zara’

Film: Aa Dekhen Zara (Hindi)

Cast: Neil Nitin Mukesh, Bipasha Basu

Director: Jehangir Surti

A camera that can click the future! Director Jehangir Surti has got a compelling plot to build a castle. In Neil Nitin Mukesh he has an actor who thrives on the boundaries of a character, and in Bipasha Basu he has a flame that can keep the moths busy. Unfortunately, Surti doesn’t believe in the economy of time and the sharpness of the editor’s scissors. What could have been an edgy thriller drags itself into a mundane hit-and-run exercise only to recover in the final lap.

Neil plays a struggling wildlife photographer whose genius grandfather has left an incredible camera for him. It can click the picture of tomorrow — same time, same place!

The device wins him a girlfriend (Bipasha) and lots of money. Surti gives away the USP of the script in the first few minutes and, after a few surprises, the film takes the trodden path. The girl is missing the boy he loved because he has drenched himself in the colour of money. But can it buy him mood, happiness, true love…? Even as the guy is struggling to find answers, he finds himself in a bigger mess. A picture of his comes out in black. Is it the positive of the negative…? Again Surti settles for a leisurely pace. Some dull dialogues and a wooden support cast do not help his cause either. But he recovers in the nick of time to give us a stinging climax making Aa Dekhen Zara a decent time-pass for the weekend.



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