14 December 2010 | AvinashPatalay
Page 3 versus Chandni Bar
Using "Benny and Babloo" the movie attempts to depict the sham around us. Two worlds - a magnificent outside but murky inside and the other, other way around. A posh five star hotel versus a ladies dance bar encompassing various lives and people into it.
Kay Kay:: Perhaps the worst performance from him till date. Fans of Kay Kay are urged to stay away. Completely miscast or probably (for the first time) didn't get it quite right.
Rajpal Yadav:: A tailor-made role for him and practically he sleep- walks in the role of Babloo.
Rukhsar:: Has a good screen-presence and some good lines.
Riya Sen:: Her segment attempts to explain the law of karma. Her performance could have been better.
Shweta Tiwari:: The queen of small screen. Not enough screen time for her character to leave an impression.
Anita Hassanandani:: Appears fake.
Aasif Sheikh:: Loud
Hiten Paintal:: The role is glorified special appearance.
Having too many sub-plots works against the flow of the narrative and a couple of them either not fleshed out properly or don't reach a logical conclusion. The basic premise of glorifying ladies dance bar is slightly past-sell-by-date. Instead of giving a balanced view of both sides, the plot attempts to be judgemental which makes the proceedings drift away from reality.
Taut writing could have transformed it into likes of "Page 3"