Movie: Rascals

Director: David Dhawan 

Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgan, Kangana Ranaut, Lisa Haydon

Rating: Disappointing

Story Line: The plot of the movie is revolving around two conmen Chetan (Sanjay Dutt) and Bhagat (Ajay Devgan) who are experts in their profession.

But, the drama begins when they fly to Bangkok and bump into Khushi (Kangna Ranaut) who is a rich man's daughter. Dutt eyes her empire while Devgan looks for 'something else'. Dutt conducts a class on 'Art of Giving' of which Kangana is a regular audience and she becomes his student soon. But Devgan doesn't let Dutt succeed in his plan. He pretends to be a blind and strikes friendly relation with Kangana and here begins cat-fight for the lady love.

While, these rascals are busy chasing their dream girl, they fall in trouble as Anthony (Arjun Rampal), one of their biggest old-time victims, kidnaps their lady-love in order to get his money back.

Sanjay Dutt must have done so many such kinds of roles, but this time he failed to tickle the funny bones. His goofy charm is still intact, but the repetitiveness of it causes a bit tiring. Ajay Devgan tries making some sense in this senseless film. Kangna Ranaut's performance as an airhead ready to fall into any one's arms in the name of charity is laugh-worthy, both for her strange characterisation and even stranger accent. Lisa Haydon, who has chosen to debut in this film as a cheap call girl with a very short role. She definitely needs to rethink her career choices. At some point or other you will want to escape for a breath of fresh air.

Thumbs Up:  In this flick, Ajay Devgan again proves his prowess at the art of comedy.  Kangna Ranaut complements the two rascals with her acting skills. Arjun Rampal is good in the small but pivotal role. Dialogues are strong points of this film. The screenplay of the movie is little crispy and only this can uplift this movie a little bit.  

Thumbs Down: The attempt of the two rascals overpowering each other time and again in the film gets boring after a point of time. Sanjay looks tired and old in his role. Lisa has nothing much to do other than flaunting her assets, while, surprisingly, Kangana too has to do the same. Songs of the movie are unimpressive and predictable storyline disappointed. Rascals is filled with silly and stupid jokes.

If you just want to have a good time, Rascals gives you that. And a few good laughs as well.

(JPN)

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