Film: The Shaukeens

Director: Abhishek Sharma


Cast: Lisa Haydon, Anupam Kher, Annu Kapoor, Piyush Mishra, Akshay Kumar, Rati Agnihotri

Story: 'The Shaukeens' is a remake of the 1982 comedy film 'Shaukeen'. Movie is modern take on classic comedy. It is about three 'shaukeens', middle aged men, who are retired and want love from the opposite sex. One is widower, one is unmarried and one never had a good sex life. They go to Mauritius to find love as Delhi is not safe for them since they can get caught. In Mauritius, they meet a hot girl Ahana (Lisa Haydon). Ahana is a big Akshay Kumar fan and these three old men try every thing to get in bed with Ahana but will they succeed or fail form the rest of the story.

Review: All the three oldies, Anupam Kher, Annu Kapoor and Piyush Mishra, are veteran actors and will tickle your funny bones with their hilarious performances. Bollywood Superstar Akshay Kumar has made an extended special appearance as an alcoholic superstar. His performance is one of the main highlights of the film. Like her earlier film Queen, Lisa Haydon looks superhot in The Shaukeens. She has tried hard to balance her act and mark her presence amidst four great actors.

Like director Abhishek Sharma's last venture Tere Bin Laden, this film too is a laughter riot. He has made sure that the story of the film does not turn up as a sleazy comedy and there are no double meaning dialogues so that people can watch the film with family. In the end of the film, there is a message also that men shouldn't be like this.

Filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia, who has earlier written and directed movies like "Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster", "Paan Singh Tomar" and "Bullet Raja", has penned down the script of the film. He has made several changes in the modern adaptation of "Shaukeen" to attract audience. The overall album of 'The Shaukeens' is quite pleasing. It has couple of peppy chartbusters 'Alcholic' and 'Ishq Kutta', Manali Trance and Aashiq Mijaaz. Cameos by Abhishek Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Suniel Shetty are few other highlights of the film. The camaraderie between the 3 seasoned actors makes the film a must watch!



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