Full house at a multiplex on a sunday evening after a really looooong time. The opening sequence itself establishes the tone of this little jewel of a high concept film. It tells you the script is not 'maroed' , that there are no big names strutting through the movie and that the subject is so damn clever, you are in for a really good time. 'Good time' not in the silly hahahoho sense, but a really, really good time that has you marveling at the wacky inventiveness of the entire enterprise, starting with the brilliant script, which rarely lets up. Every small gag, every incidental shot , and every fresh twist in the plot , has been calibrated and choreographed in such an entertaining manner, you leave the theatre feeling satiated and upbeat about the simple fact that there are filmmakers out there who can deliver big time, sans stars, hype,stunts.All you need is brains. And a producer who has enough faith in you to let you do your job.
Pooja Shetty Deora has always been my sort of gal. That she is married to my friend Hema Deora's son, happens to be a bonus. This is her first independent film, and I am so glad she took her chances with a bunch of talented newbies. The budget may be modest, but the impact is huge. It comes close to 'The Hangover' in terms of the absurdity of the premise and the unfolding of the crazy plot. Whosoever thought of Sikander the rooster, deserves a medal. Sikander is the real hero of this caper and should be given a special award. As for those guys who wrote the mad lyrics for the hit song, 'Ullu da Pattha' , we should felicitate them instantly. The movie takes the mickey out of America, Pakistan and all the paranoia about finding Osama. By the time the titles roll, nobody really cares that the gorgeous airport at Hyderabad is meant to pass off as JFK International. Yup. That's how good the film is. Watch it!!