29 June 2007 | dipsub25
Shoot Out at Lokhandwala (2007)
Shoot Out at Lokhandwala (2007)
Director: Apoorva Lakhia Writers: Apoorva Lakhia
Shoot Out At Lokhandwala , directed by Apporva Lakhia , seems to be perfectly successful in :
a) Casting big names in Bollywood Film Industry(Amitab &Abhishek, duo, Sunil Shetty, Sanjay Dutt, Neha Dhupia, Arbaz Khan, Tushar Kapoor, Vivek Oberio, Rohit Roy
.. IS ANY ONE STILL LEFT OUT in BOOLY WOOD after this???
b) Violence show c) Shoot out and police firing
Unfortunately what it missed out perhaps completely is
a) Any story base b) Music c) Character roles d) Simple movie making common sense & Logic e) Justification of any role to anyone
Its up to the pity audience what they prefer to see at last???
This film right from the beginning tries to project that entire story is based on some real fact, though its begin with the old Sikh Terrorism in Punjab, still the director completely missed out to carry the theme till the end
. From terrorism by Punjab extremist to cheap road side Mumbai Supari killing.. all seems to be mixed and jumbled out completely the Apporva Lakhia, perhaps he and his team of script writer really never read and re-checked their own script even once ! all the whole they may be too busy with the unsuccessful effort to bring all big stars together rather than making the movie of any sense at all. Its really funny when it between he tries to show the incident and their description with year and dates etc.. ! those useless details can easily be omitted and the story line may be made more worth .
Its crazy that Abhishek Bacchant tries to fight the AK47 carrying Sikh Terrorist with a single barrel pistol !!! and the poor chap gets killed! What the director wanted to prove??? And he does proves in the entire movie that in spite of full battalion of forces and police officers, with all the man-power and all, the ultimate decision is made again and again by the 1960 style hand to hand fighting !!!!!!! dam crazy nonsense !!
The DCP and ACP of police has to go all by themselves to the culprits and fight with their hand ! whats the rest of the police force doing then??? And Sanjay Dutt enters the hideout in the last scene to make the fight , as if he is going to meet his waiting girl-friend !! instead of re-checking his (again note) Pistol, he sets his hair OK ! and enters the hideout !!! Is that anything worst direction than these???
The Mumbai don who claims huge amounts as Supari from each business tycoons don't have even a cell phone??? Can you believe this,, so at the last scene the director makes each of the gang member to talk to their family using a land phone!!!! And that too the connection of the phone line is intact even when he showed about 5-10 minutes of severe shooting in that house by the Police just before that!!! Come-on Apoorva ! this is real kiddish!!!
And so on , one after another plots are all severely faulty with absolutely no logic and common sense. Underworld kingpin Vivek Oberoi mom is so poor(even though her son makes so much money from Supari) that she was shown in ragged and she need to go all the way to a public booth to call her son???
Amitabh was as usual over acted , and was really painful. Director in-between tried to justify the sentiments of the killers and tried to project them with humane value.. please if you don't know to direct films, that's your problems but please don't convey wrong message at all to the society. When Vivek Oberoi and Tushar Kapoor(Tussar was an absolute bogus selection for that role , he is too chocolate looking for that role!!) comes and threatens the colony peoples in one scene , then while going back they just for nothing , just like that shoots 2-3 innocent peoples , just for making some fear !! if that's is justified , what's the point in showing their sentiments at the end??
The movie in a nutshell is absolutely scrape, the name of Lokhandwala shooting is absolutely misnomer with the entire movie scenes. Police force in India are shown to carry old rifles ! not even a AK47 was shown by even one officers!! And hand to hand fighting seems to be the ultimate decisive factor for the game !! There is no script at all ! to comment , and music doesn't exist. Acting was just too ordinary and many a place useless and misfit. There is no need to show the rich Urdu verse spoken Arbazz Khan trying to make Sunil Shetty make understand to propose someone! It's NOT NEEDED at all.Macho man Sunil Shetty cannot able to overcome the slim and medium built Tushar Kappoor! Gangsters visit the home of the police officers and threaten their families and just go away even when they know that these same officers are behind them! DOES THAT HAPPENS IN REALITY !! what Apoorva wants to show! How novel and great at those underworld peoples!!
Anyway this film is an ideal example of " how worst can a film be made" which in spite of all great Bollywood actors and actress doesn't even has anything to give.. no message no lesson, no scene, no justification, no truth, no music and sure NO LOGIC and worst direction.
Please don't make movies like this, there are better job that can be done, and all you need is to THINK , of course using your BRAIN!!