The Shaukeens Movie Review: A laugh riot not to be missed
Plot: With hit films like Holiday and Entertainment, this year has been quite successful for Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar. It is expected that with the success of The Shaukeens, he might score a hattrick! The film starring Anupam Kher, Lisa Hayden, Annu Kapoor and Piyush Mishra, is loosely based on 1982 film Shaukeen.
How is the storyline?
The film revolves around three friends Lali (Anupam Kher), KD (Annu Kapoor) and Pinki (Piyush Mishra). All three of them are quite old in numbers but for sure young at heart. Following the entry of Ahana (Lisa Haydon), the three men who have been pretty unsuccessful in their endeavours in fulfilling their lust, look towards Lisa to score. Ahana, whose only wish is to meet Akshay Kumar, tells the trio that she would do anything for the person who makes her wish of meeting the superstar come true. Thus begins the laughter riot as all three put in their best efforts to fulfill Ahana’s wish.
How is the acting?
With veterans like Annu Kapoor, Anupam Kher and Piyush Mishra in the film, the characters are bound to seem real. The trio has proved their mettle as industry’s established actors. Lisa’s character suits her very much as she pulls it off with much ease. Akshay Kumar, who is seen in a special appearance, is a treat to watch.
How is the direction?
The only flaw with the film is that it gets very steady and plain in between. The flow of the film breaks and you feel it is going nowhere. However, the director Abhishek Sharma has made up for the flaw by putting some of the best comedy scenes which involves the three old veterans including Anupam Kher, Annu Kapoor and Piyush Mishra.
How is the music?
The film’s songs like ‘Haan Main Alcohlic Hoon’, ‘Teri Meherbani’, ‘Aashiq Mijaaz’ are already quite popular aming the audience. With Honey Singh’s foot tapping music along with ace singers like hard Kaur, Vikram Negi and Arko Mukherjee, the music keeps you hooked.
Why watch the film?
If you are an Akshay Kumar fan, than this movie will definitely be a paisa wasool for you. The film shows good comedy by veterans like Anupam Kher, Annu Kapoor and Piyush Mishra who have for the first time come together on-screen. Also missing three old men running after a hot chick is something you would not want to miss.
Anupam Kher, Annu Kapoor, Piyush Mishra and Lisa Haydon starrer The Shaukeens has been directed by Abhishek Sharma. The music has been given by none other than ace rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh.