Writer Raju Saigal spins the hackneyed plot of cop and crook friendship, fails to give it any new twists and ends up serving up a stale tale. Veeru (Kunal Khemu) is a petty thief who makes a living out of smooth talking and stealing cars.

He’s rescued from a sticky situation by Jai (Fardeen Khan) who initially poses as a car mechanic and strikes a kinship with Veeru. In reality, he’s an undercover cop trying to track down Tejpal (Arbaaz Khan) a kingpin criminal through Veeru. But in a confrontation the friends come face-to-face and Veeru feels betrayed. How the friends get together and bust Tejpal’s racket is what the plot is all about.

Technical Expertise- Director Puneet Sira fails to rustle up excitement with this youthful action venture. The entire film is flat and incredibly predictable. The characters are bereft of depth and therefore fail to make any impact.

Neither the friendship between the two heroes nor the villainy of the baddie is effective. The two heroines – Anjana Sukhani and Dia Mirza – have purely ornamental presence in the film. Govind Namdeo as the DIG top cop with his over-the-top dialogue delivery makes for a good laugh – he’s unintentionally ludicrous. Logic has little use in the film- otherwise how could Veeru just snatch the pistol off the menacing villain Tejpal and flee in his car? How come the big don moves around sans any additional security cover?

Kunal Khemu and Fardeen Khan aren’t convincing enough in their respective parts. Action director Allan Amin pulls off some neat punches in the form of air crashes, car chases and motor-bike stunts. The song picturisations are slick, though out of sync with the story and mostly intrusive. Credit is due to the camerawork by K Rajkumar and Chokkas Bhardwaj’s artistic backdrops. It’s a film that could have fared better with directorial innovation that is totally lacking.




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