Film Review: Nehlle Pe Dehlla


Film: Nehlle Pe Dehlla


Director: Ajay Chandok


Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Saif Ali Khan, Bipasha Basu, Kim Sharma, Shakti Kapoor


Rating: 0.5/5


If you thought the saga of bad films this year ended with Kudiyon Ka Hai Zamana, well it is just too sad that Nehlle Pe Dehlla prolongs it.


This star studded film, as puzzling and pointless as it is, revolves around the lives of two small time crooks, Jimmy (Saif Ali Khan) and Johnny (Sanjay Dutt) who are out to try their hand at striking jackpot. It is with Gupta’s (Gill) last words, right before his fatality that he reveals to the two about cash being stashed away in the “Roxy Hotel, accounts department.” Out to outdo the other they fix themselves a job at the hotel. As God favours the lucky one’s they get a bonanza, Pooja (Bipasha) and Kim (Kim Sharma) who are the nieces of Balram (Shakti Kapoor), the same guy who conspired in murdering Gupta.


The story unfolds with Balrams’ murder, by the other conspirators. With everyone trying to get their hands on the cash price of thirty crores, the film tries real hard in being a comedy, and boy does it fail miserably at being even remotely close to one.


The film is evidently shot over a long period of time and takes real time to an all new level, by the end of it you actually feel older. With abrupt shots and shoddy editing this film is excruciating.


Bipasha and Kim, who play the love interest to Sanjay Dutt and Saif Ali Khan respectively, are also incidentally the hotel heiresses (Surprising isn’t it?).


This is just the beginning and is just incidental to the script; the ‘fun’ part is seeing the dead body of Shakti Kapoor, dance, sing, drive a car and later on courtesy to ‘black magic’ run around every time it listens to a local music piece (if this isn’t original I don’t know what is.)


The highlight of the film is undoubtedly the editing; the editor seems to have used all the installed features in the software to edit this movie. From cross fades to metallic shine and zoom in cuts, this film has all of it (The Editing Software Company should send this movie as a demo of what features are there in it, to all its prospective buyers).


One has seen too many films with a similar story line in the past, it is understandable that one is inspired by a story; however making something that is so outdated in this year that is touted to be the biggest year for Bollywood is perplexing.


The actors fail to impress as well, Sanjay Dutt and at times Saif Aali Khan seem to be the only reason you might even consider watching the film. Bipasha Basu who undoubtedly looks great, has in all a set range of emotions and expressions. Kim Sharma on the other hand manages well to defeat Bipasha Basu at the game, with no emotions or expression whatsoever. Shakti Kapoor is hilarious (considering the fact that he had nothing much to do except for playing dead).


The music of the film is way below ok and though the cinematography is decent, there are loose ends.


The film is going to find it real tough to please the audiences and is going to find it even tougher to reach even the average mark at the box office. There is bound to be large sales in the VCDs and DVDs of this film, considering the star cast. One can expect this film to do well in some remote region of the globe and that’s about it.


If you are in a hurry to catch a film, you would want to wait till the next week, hoping for something way better.

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