LOOT

You’d have to jog your memory to remember, but a long, long time ago, Govinda actually had the comic chops to make you laugh. His spot-on timing and flair for the slapstick were virtually unrivaled. Today, unfortunately he’s like a grizzled lion that has lost his bite. Watching him in Loot, alongside such repeat offenders as Sunil Shetty, Javed Jaffrey and Mahaakshay Chakraborty, you’re filled with pity as you witness him struggle to make a joke stick. He’s reduced to doing strange accents in a loud voice. And he’s just not funny anymore. 

Neither is Loot, for that matter, although it’s intended as an action-comedy about four conmen on the run from the cops and some goons, when their underworld boss sends them to Thailand on an assignment. Working off a lazy script, director Rajnish Raj Thakur’s film borders on Chinese torture – the plot is pointlessly complicated, the dialogues are expectedly third-rate, and the performances, right from Mahesh Manjrekar to Ravi Kissen, Kim Sharma and singer Mika (making his acting debut), are so grating that sitting in the theatre, you feel as if someone has just run their nails down a blackboard. Precious little is expected out of Sunil Shetty and Mahaakshay Chakraborty, but Javed Jaffrey and Govinda can’t rise above this flawed film either. 

I’m going with a generous one out of five for Loot. My favourite scene is one in which Mahaakshay’s character goes next door to demand that a noisy neighbor turn down his blaring speakers. In reply, the neighbor pours his glass of beer on Mahaakshay’s head. If only the audience could do the same to the perpetrators of this lousy comedy. 

как взять кредит для начала бизнесакредитная карта москомприватбанка условия пользованияоформить заявку на кредитную картузаявка на кредитку онлайн

Did you like this blog?*
How did you find this blog?*
What kind of articles would you like to read on the blog?*
Name:*
E-mail:*

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


7 − one =

More in Rajeev Masand

  • Rajeev Masand’s Review of Newton

    Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Raghubir Yadav, Anjali Patil, Mukesh Prajapati Director: Amit V Masurkar Above all things, Newton, directed by Amit Masurkar, is...

    BMS EditorSeptember 22, 2017
  • Rajeev Masand’s Review of Haseena Parkar

    Cast: Shraddha Kapoor, Siddhant Kapoor, Ankur Bhatia Director: Apoorva Lakhia It’s bad enough that Shraddha Kapoor looks nothing like the real Haseena Parkar...

    BMS EditorSeptember 22, 2017
  • Rajeev Masand’s Review of Lucknow Central

    In Lucknow Central, a bunch of desperate prison inmates turn to music in the hope of securing their freedom. Surface-level similarities to Qaidi...

    BMS EditorSeptember 15, 2017
  • Rajeev Masand’s Review of Simran

    Hansal Mehta's cleverly titled new film Simran, starring Kangana Ranaut, has that rarest of things that’s practically gone missing from the movies...

    BMS EditorSeptember 15, 2017
  • Rajeev Masand’s Review Of IT

    A big reason that so many horror movies today feel underwhelming may have little to do with the films at all....

    BMS EditorSeptember 8, 2017
  • Rajeev Masand’s Review Of Daddy

    A scene in director Ashim Ahluwalia’s Daddy nicely captures the very dichotomy that makes the film’s protagonist, famed Mumbai gangster Arun Gawli such...

    BMS EditorSeptember 8, 2017
  • Rajeev Masand’s Review of Baadshaho

    An armored truck transporting ridiculous quantities of gold must be captured by a quartet of amateurs hiding out in the desert...

    BMS EditorSeptember 1, 2017
  • Rajeev Masand’s Review of Shubh Mangal Saavdhan

    When was the last time a Hindi film featured a protagonist by the name of Mudit? Or dealt with a condition...

    BMS EditorSeptember 1, 2017
  • Rajeev Masand’s Review of Sniff

    Many Mumbaikars would look upon the prospect of going through life without a sense of smell as a blessing, but it’s...

    BMS EditorAugust 26, 2017

All articles/blogs are intended to inform, entertain and amuse. We make no representations or guarantees about the truth, accuracy or quality of any content.

Copyright 2017 © Bigtree Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved

Subscribe To Our Newsletter
Subscribe to our email newsletter today to receive updates on the latest news!
Thank You For Subscribing To Us!

Now get regular updates on the latest entertainment news and style trends.

Providing you with the best of Bollywood, Hollywood, style and more.
Get the best in entertainment, while keeping yourself entertained!
We respect your privacy. Your information is safe and will never be shared.
Don't miss out. Subscribe today.
×
×
WordPress Popup