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Apna Sapna Money Money Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Saturday, November 11, 2006 • Hindi ]
Apna Sapna Money Money Review
Mukta Arts Ltd
Jackie Shroff, Ritesh Deshmukh, Riya Sen, Celina Jaitley, Koena Mitra, Chunky Pandey, Rajpal Yadav, Anupam Kher, Shreyas Talpade, Payal Rohatgi,
Sangeeth Sivan
Subhash Ghai
Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani, Pritam Chakraborty

There was a coffee advertisement where tennis star Sania Mirza is overwhelmed by the weight of expectations to know that parents had been naming their daughters Sania after her name. I hope she doesn't watch Sangeeth Sivan's mad-cap-sleaze-flick `Apna Sapna Money Money' for it seems that the director is more obsessed with her `assets' than her fantastic game. The manner in which Sania.Has been badnam(ed) in this Mukta Arts film is enough for her to file a PIL in the court. As for this B-grade film..It's sure to go down well with the front-bencher-penny-throwing-crowd. And why on earth Riteish Deshmukh and Anupam Kher have to resort to such banal humour.Beats me!

Sangeeth Sivan must have been encouraged by his Ekta Kapoor Sick-Flick (Oops..make that sex film) `Kya Kool Hain Hum' to have attempted an ode to money (make that ode to cleavage) with double entendre jokes and a wafer thin plot (make that virtual wafer thin). I was hopeful of watching something different from Shreyas Talpade especially after `Dor' but I was sorely disappointed with his majnu Arjun act who'd do anything to attract attention of simple belle Shivani (Riya Sen). Living in his gali mohalla, Shivani is the daughter of an educated Shastri ji (Anupam Kher) who turns horny when he heads into Sania (Riteish Deshmukh in one of his many disguises) and would do anything to lay his hands on oranges. Oranges!....Forget it!

Kishan (Riteish) is an imposter friend of Arjun. Now, this friend himself needs some help as a Kanchacheena Rana (Chunky Pandey) is after his life for he has cheated him in a chit fund scam in the bikini-friendly Goa. On the run Kishan changes faces with a reckless felicity. While doing so, he bumps into Sania, the big thief (Celina Jaitley) with nothing but a skimpy blue dress to wear throughout the film that reveals more than what it hides.

Sania is being hauntingly hunted by Inspector Na-Maane (Suneil Shetty) and his deputy Borkar (How apt). The Rs 50 crore worth diamonds lands up in Kishan's custody. And Carlos (Jackie Shroff), the post-dated-check-Don doesn't like it.  This madness is catapulted to another level by Chote Sarkar (Rajpal Yadav) with his penchant for emulating the stark silence of Amitabh Bachchan in Ramu's `Sarkar' while making a name for himself in the underworld. It's another story that he is operating from a seedy `Tabela' with hundreds of cows for company.    

Sangeeth Sivan is aiming to make a brand for himself like Priyadarshan, especially the climax-confusion where everybody is after everybody else. While Priyan's humour is mostly in good taste (excuse `Garam Masala') Sivan's choice of comedy ranges from fantastic comical lines to banal-below-the-belt howlers. The nok-jhok between Rajpal Yadav and his crony Sunil Pal is hilarious. It's good to see The Laughter Challenge Champion Pal getting a role that makes him get noticed (`Phir Hera Pheri' was a joke on his talent). Riteish too is fast emerging as an actor of immense potential (Though he should resist from being typecast as the sex-flick-expert type). I also wish I could have seen him more in his jeans and Ts than the Salwar Kameez of his drag queen get-up. Koena Mitra didn't have to try too hard to be the original drag-queen as she looks a weirdo with those kohl eyes and a strangely structured face that makes her more manly than anything else. She sizzles on the saucy numbers alright. But it's a long time before she could think of being taken seriously as an actress.

Riya Sen, Celina Jaitley and Shreyas Talpade are wasted. As for Anupam Kher, his blind act evokes laughs in the beginning but his obsessive love for Sania is nauseating. An actor of his stature should desist from such imbecile roles. Suneil Shetty surprisingly impresses with his Marathi Inspector Na-Maane. It's good that he has accepted his fate as a c

Rating: 0 / 5.0

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