Having made his directorial debut with a comic satire Tere Bin Laden, which got him critical acclaim, Abhishek Sharma’s The Shaukeens did not impress much to the critics as well as the audiences.
Though the director gave explanations on the film being a complete fresh story and having taken just a germ from the original 1982 film Shaukeen that was the greatest age comedy of its time, the fresh storyline and the plot of The Shaukeens rather was a mess making it weak and haywire.
Completing its first week, The Shaukeens has managed to gross net collections of Rs 20 Crore (200 million)at the Indian Box- Office. With the release of Yash Raj Films, Kill Dil this week, it will be quiet a task for this movie to continue garnering more number at the box office.
In spite of having an interesting trio star cast comprising of Anupam Kher, Annu Kapoor and Piyush Mishra, and ‘Queen’ fame Lisa Haydon, the movie did not stand up to the expectations.
Akshay Kumar’s presence in the film was quiet loved by the audience, but the makers failed to encapsulate it wisely and sensibly to the story line. Hence, he was one of the factors that brought in the laughter, but could not lift the movie.