Ekkees Toppon Ki Salaami is a political satire about political leaders who continue to prevail in society as money-making termites. The film enlightens us about the difficulties in the life of a common man and through its light-hearted pace, entertains us. The movie is directed by Ravindra Gautam and is the first feature film to be produced under the banner of Nautanki Films.
The plot centers around Purushotam Narayan Joshi (Anupam Kher), a common man who spent his entire life serving as a government employee. Honest and righteous, he despises his own sons, Shekhar (Manu Rishi) and Subhash (Divyendu Sharma) when they decide to support a corrupt politician, Daya Shankar Pandey (Rajesh Sharma). However, Purushotam’s life turns upside-down on the day of his retirement. He is framed for corruption despite his diligent service. The plot then takes a sudden and unbelievable twist when Purushotam, on his deathbed, makes Subhash swear to honor him with Ekkees Toppo Ki Salaami (21 gun salute). A series of comical situations ensue when Subhash along with his brother, Shekhar and fiancé Tanya Srivastav (Aditi Sharma) set out on the streets of Mumbai, in order to full Purushotam’s last wish.
Veteran actor Anupam Kher embodies his role as the righteous Purushotam. Even after the death of his character, he still manages to ellicit a few laughs. Divyendu Sharma, who debuted in Pyaar Ka Punchnama (2011), continues to make us laugh with his perfect comic timing. Neha Dhupia‘s cameo as Daya Shanker Pandey’s mistress also creates a few rib-tickling moments. The movie also features wonderful music from the composer, Ram Sampath.
High on drama, emotion, laughter and parody, Ekkees Toppon Ki Salaami is definitely worth a watch. However, the length of the movie might leave you feeling a little irritable by the end.
Why you should watch the movie?
The movie intends to entertain and spread awareness about the difficulties faced by the common man, through humor. With elements about family, duty and honor, the film gets its message right. This satire will keep you in spilts and at the same time, make you think. So if you are looking for a movie to watch with your family this weekend, Ekkees Toppon Ki Salaami is the movie for you. Grab your popcorn and enjoy this delightful comedy.
By Samiya Dinware.