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Times of India
A middle-class widow, her son and a motley group make a plan to dupe a devious businessman who brought grief to their lives. Do they succeed in getting their back at him?
In his third outing in Bollywood, Shashant Shah, who has been previously credited with
(2008) and Chalo Dilli (2011), attempts a light-hearted comedy based out of
Predominantly Punjabi-flavoured, the film is one of those of linear, comic capers with a slight drama that makes you smile, though the situations and characters are cliched. A businessman-thug Sabharwal (Ravi Kishan) gets a couple of his bank employees incarcerated when one of his hare-brained investment schemes goes kaput. The shamed bank manager commits suicide. And his lady accomplice goes to jail.
The investors start baying for the blood of the departed banker's widow, Mummyji (Dolly Ahluwalia) and her son (Tusshar Kapoor). So the aggrieved party and a couple of their well-wishers, child actor Hussan Saad, Ranveer Sheorey and Vinay Pathak, whose wife is the other one imprisoned, and a teenager called Kabootar, make a fool-proof plan to deceive the man who is responsible for their woes.
Mummyji and gang target the various premises and businesses of Sabharwal. And the ways and means they adopt to achieve their end, makes way for comic situations. And love. Yes, Tusshar also manages to sing a duet with a wide-eyed neighbour (Vishaka Singh), who later becomes his accomplice.
Ransoms, raids and break-ins follow. The unsuspecting Sabharwal allows the gang to infiltrate his home and heart. And the action all comes together at his daughter's wedding because that's when he realises that he's been bajaoed (taken for a ride.)
A film without star-power depends largely on convincing performances. Dolly Ahluwalia, on a roll since Vicky Donor, is adept as are Ravi Kishan, Tusshar, Ranveer and Vinay.
While two of the songs are passable, an aarti based on a popular Bollywood tune and the item song -
main naagin dance nachna—are paisa vasool.