Sunday, 27 November 2011

Loot (2011) Movie - Loot Photos & Wallpapers

Loot: Govinda, Suneil Sherry, Mahakshay Chakravorty, Javed Jaffery, Mika Singh, Ravi Kissen, Mika Singh, Shweta Bhardwaj and Rakhi Sawant
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Language: Hindi
Release Date: November, 24, 2011
Directed By: -Rajnish Thakur
Produced By: -
It might have taken debutante director Rajnish Raj Thakur huge efforts to mess up a fairly engaging plotline. His insipid direction, some disinterested performances, painful dialogues, shoddy editing and shabby production values do the wonders of looting Crime Spree of its original essence.
So you have four small-time robbers sent to Pattaya on a big assignment. Govinda and Javed Jafferi only speak in coded gibberish. Mahaakshay Chakraborthy's stereotype Christian character insists on uttering 'hey man' in every line he speaks in the film, perhaps to cover up the sissiness in his vocal chords. (Producer) Suniel Shetty takes a backseat, subtly hinting the group that he has sponsored the Thailand vacation and they have to run the extra mile. The quartet accidentally ends up robbing the wrong guy Lala (Mahesh Manjrekar), who happens to be a local don. Now he is out to get them and so are a bunch of some other guys (including the annoyed audience).
Rajnish Thakur does a blatant copy-paste job to the extent that he doesn't even bother to change the backdrops, locations or props in the scenes. It is certainly not a case of 'giving an apt tribute to the original' but more of 'having no vision of his own'. Crime Spree, in itself, was an offshoot of the cult success of Guy Ritchie's Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and interpreted its inherent sense of humour. Alas Loot isn't able to adapt the humour of the original and most of the gags are lost in translation and fall flat.
Also almost everyone seems to be miscast in the film. The comic genius of Govinda and Javed Jafferi are employed for action sequences in place of Suniel Shetty. The meek Mahaakshay is supposed to exude heroism. Mika doesn't sing but act. The dialogues are written as if a prosaic antakshari were playing, with every line trying to interconnect itself with the succeeding line. The editing is bad, cinematography is tacky and Pattaya looks so paltry that possibly Thailand tourism would think twice before sanctioning another film to be shot there.
The performances are consistently unappealing. Govinda and Javed Jafferi's potential to induce genuine laughs (esp. when the comedy was not merely slapstick) remains untapped. Suniel Shetty is regular. Mahaakshay Chakraborty should quit acting. Mahesh Manjrekar is let down by a dull director. Ravi Kishan and Mika are plain average. Thankfully Shweta Bhardwaj is knocked off pretty early in the plot and Rakhi Sawant's item number appears only in the end credits.

Source-Timesofindia.indiatimes

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