EMI: Liya Hai To Chukana Padega (2008)

  |  Comedy, Crime, Drama


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Criminal don-aspiring politician Shabbirbhai runs a collection agency in Mumbai's Bhendi Bazar called 'Good Luck Recovery'. He had started this business with 4 employees, but now has over ... See full summary »


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11 December 2008 | bobbysing
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| A weak attempt on a good & novel plot.
If a particular idea gets accepted by the viewers then its usual that every film-maker just wants to cash it on in Bollywood. The trend of taking 5-6 stories together and making a film is again followed in this movie with an interesting angle of EMI, the term familiar with every common person. But the good plot gets ruined by unimpressive writing and weak execution.

The movie starts promisingly but is not able to keep the promise in the later reels. The stories of all the characters taking loans for different reasons are similar to real life instances. But they fail to generate interest and the viewer cannot relate to them as his own story which is the greatest drawback.

Another flaw in the script is the late entry of Sanjay Dutt as the loan recovery agent. His presence brings some moments to enjoy but as he moves on to the lines of "Lage Raho Munnabhai" and decides to help all the loan takers, from that moment the film starts dropping and drags. Sanju Da should now avoid taking up assignments showing him as a Bhai with a heart of gold, as he has overplayed it many times. Still he tries his best to give his all to the movie but his sincere attempt goes in waste.

All the characters in the movie have nothing extraordinary to discuss upon. Aashish Chowdhary, Neha Uberoi, Kulbhushan Kharbanda are just OK in their roles. Arjun Rampal again gives a feeble performance after his last few good movies. But its strange why Urmila & Maliaka Arora did these mini roles, may be only for friendship sake. They both look gorgeous and alarming hot but don't have enough meaty roles to deliver a performance.

The first half of the movie still has its moments but the second half just goes the other way round when everyone is having a heart transformation and all goes on predictably. The love angle between Sanju and Urmila, going into unwanted lengths also should have been avoided. Only the idea of Sanju liking the girl and girl taking advantage of it was enough to have some entertaining sequences but couldn't find any.

Even after getting a good star cast to roll on, the director, Saurabh Kabra's misses on his big break. Though he thought of a good plot to work on, but was back stabbed by his own writers. The dialogues at some places are enjoyable but in the song department, it's again the good old formula to simply add the songs anywhere any time irrespective of any need. And in the end it's a perfect example of good intentions, a novel plot becoming a victim of poor execution. Was really expecting a surprise but it wasn't up to the mark.

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Release Date:

7 November 2008

Language

Hindi


Country of Origin

India

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,413,423

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