Review: C Kkompany
Review: C Kkompany
By: Sonia Chopra
Critic's Rating: 17/5
Friday 29 August 2008
Tusshar kapoor, Anupam Kher, Celina Jaitley, and Rajpal Yadav
Next, we see a set of Karan Banaye Crorepati where Karan Johar is hosting a show on the lines of the original. While you wonder what was so smart about this gag to devote a sizeable amount of screen time to it, you learn it was a dream. Akshay Kumar (Tusshar Kapoor) wakes up, upset he had to lose money even in his dreams.
He works as a TV host, on one of those sensationalising crime shows. In love with a don Duttubhai?s sister Priya (Raima Sen), he needs money to elope. The screen stamps a Loser No 1 tag on him. The second loser is Ramakant Joshi (Kher), a retired accountant who wants all the money he invested in his son over the years back from him. The third is Lambodar (Yadav) who is embarrassed by his job and his height. ?Size matters,? we?re told. He wants money to set up his business and reclaim his dignity.
They together form a faux-underworld company called C Company (or should I write Kkompany) and try extorting money out of Joshi?s rich son. The news reaches the media and suddenly the Company is famous. The city?s underworld kingpin Dattubhai (Chakraborty), a fan of Balaji serials (sigh!!), is curious about the new extortionists in town. This Kingpin invites the Balaji staple artists to parties and we see a glimpse of that in an Om Shanti Om-esque entry of the stars to OSO?s familiar tune.
We see Hiten Tejwani and Gauri Pradhan, a famous on- and off-screen couple, telling the bhai to do something so they win the next Nach Baliye competition. We are made to endure an extended track of Sakshi Tanwar, as herself, pleading with the don about her problems with Ekta Kapoor. Next, we see the don in Kapoor?s office, and when he leaves mumbling a heavy-duty dialogue, she looks at the camera and goes ?whoopee? for finding the title for her new serial.
If you feel you?re intruding into an inside party of the producers Balaji Telefilms and their loyalists, you can hardly be blamed. Next, the film takes a Munnabhai MBBS route and the C Company becomes ?Robin Hood of the underworld? helping out the needy whom the government hasn?t. Apart from Johar and Ekta Kapoor, Mahesh Bhatt also makes an appearance as a talk show host.
Clearly, director Sachin Yardi (writer of Kyaa Kool Hain Hum) hasn?t felt the need to look for a coherent script, story or dialogues, apart from innovating ways to insinuate the producers into them. The performances by Anupam Kher and Mithun Chakraborty are the only ones worth mentioning.
The background score is bizarre. Of the technical aspects, only the competent art direction impresses. About the only somewhat funny line I can recollect is when the three bums are thinking up names for their illegal endeavour and Joshi comes up with the rather-unsuitable ?Extortion Mitra Mandal?. That?s a bad, bad score for a film that plugs itself as a spoofy, clever comedy.
Rating: ? star