Copy of copy of copy
Director: Ashwini Chowdhary
Cast: Neha Dhupia, Sachin Khedekar, Sonu Sood
Everyone knew about the inspired bit in Daansh, though director Kanika Verma refused to openly credit it to Roman Polanskiís film, Death And The Maiden. Still, she managed to walk away with a fair degree of critical praise. Thatís because one hadnít seen Siskiyaan till then. And not every critic had seen Death And The Maiden, either. That allowed Verma to bask in unexposed glory for three or so odd weeks.
But her insecurity was obvious from the way she was hissing at Ashwini Chowdhary, saying his Siskiyaan, copied from her film, had destroyed the prospects of her film.
Siskiyaan, a scene-by-scene action replay of Daansh, proves that Daansh was a scene-by-scene replay of some other film, too. After the release of Siskiyaan, thereís little left for any critic to say. Both the filmmakers have perfectly exposed themselves. If thereís still anything good to say about Vermaís film, itís that it was at least better situationalised and cast than Siskiyaan. Neha and Sachin in Siskiyaan do not at any point reach the acting level of Sonali Kulkarni and Kay Kay in Daansh. Nothing more needs to be said. Verma and Chowdhary have said everything about each other and by their ďinspiredĒ films caused themselves more embarrassment than any criticism can.
Director: Rajiv Babbar
Cast: Lucky Ali, Meera, Mukesh Tiwari, Puneet Issar
Donít write off Lucky as a bad singer for Godís sake. Or get ready to suffer films like Kasak. Lucky is any day a better singer than actor and some M.M. Kreem numbers, here, are quite good. But this Rajiv Babbar venture is completely without direction ' no plot, no script, no nothing. Meera is atrocious as an actress, ďshoggingĒ (shocking, as she says it) dialogue delivery, and more loud than sexy.
The film goes talk-talk, sing-sing. Lucky first talks to his coma-ridden mother and also sings, then talks to a coma patient who gives him Rs 1 crore after waking up, so he sings. Then he talks to Meera and sings again. Suddenly Meera wants the crore and not Lucky anymore, so he sings a sad song. Lucky, old and haggard, still wants Meera whoís having the time of her life with anybody who shows her the cash. And finally, Lucky smartens up, from a male nurse to an industrialist, to teach her a lesson. Thank God, the film ends right there. Lucky us!
Cast: Sanjay Kapoor, Suman Ranganath, Preeti Jhangiani, Aryan Vaid
Sanjay Kapoor: Mr Producer, I want work. Producer: Where are your bros'
Sanjay Kapoor: One is busy making Chocolate, and for the other, itís No-Entry for me.
Producer: What exactly are you looking for'
Sanjay Kapoor: A good deal.
Producer: I was thinking on those lines myself. Well, Iíll take Aryan Vaid.
Sanjay Kapoor: Him' Thatís an indecent proposal!
Producer: Idea! Sauda! You agree to working with Aryan and I will make an Indecent Proposal remake with a Sati Savitri twist.
Sanjay Kapoor: Who else'
Producer: Suman Ranganath and Preeti Jhang Jhiang Jong, both sizzlers.
Sanjay Kapoor: But they canít act to save their lives.
Producer: Nor can you.
Sanjay Kapoor: Okay, itís a deal.
And so, Sauda was born. A two-and-a-half-hour long third-degree torture.