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Storyline: Neha (Manisha Koirala), who lives with her grand-father and
sister, lands a job as an Air-hostess in an international Airline and
to Mumbai. She stays with her friend Ritu who is engaged to a police
inspector (Sharad Kapoor). However, when returning from Ritu's engagement
party, Neha witnesses the murder of a senior police officer by a Mafia
son Parmeet. In order to silence Neha, the Don hires a dangerous killer
(Sunjay Dutt), who unwittingly falls in love with her. How Babu prevents
Neha from naming the accused and how the truth finally triumphs forms the
rest of the story.
Performances: Sanjay Dutt has really metamorphosed into one of the best
actors of the country, not to mention his phenomenal screen presence. The
role of the action hero suits him to the T. Manisha Koirala too stands
especially in the emotional scenes. Sharad Kapoor impresses. The story is
racy and keeps you on the edge of the seat. However, too much violence
be rejected by a part of the audience.
Overall Director Sanjay Gupta again shows his competence as a director. His use of close-ups is very effective at places. Sanjay Gupta is let down by his own story and screenplay.
Khauff is a thriller.
A thrilling experience to see a desi version of 'The Juror'. Only thing is that 'The Juror' succeeded in being a dark thriller, whereas Khauff just proves to be your average masala flick. Loaded with colorful songs and silly comedians, we have some ugly villains in the mist, who looks more like drunk nightclub folks, more than men from the mafia.
Sanjay Dutt, the sinister villain, is the ONLY hitman who can sing, dance, dress like Calvin Klein, wear bright colors, romance and... fall in love.
Maybe Sanjay Gupta should've seen The Professional, first, to get a feel of what a hitman is really like, rather than throwing his glamour-doll in the scene to scare us.
Sorry Mr.Gupta, but using scenes from Replacement Killers, The Juror & Endless John Woo films, and stealing music from Wild Things, Replacement Killers & Prince of Egypt (Yes, I noticed that one in the end, too) will get you nowhere as a director...
Instead, you'll be better known as a DJ... the mixer of movies-n-music.
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
Sanjay Dutt made a career playing the anti hero, from Khatarnaak,
Khalnayak, Vaastav This film was delayed for months and months for some
reason, The film is a remake of THE JUROR It has Sanju again play a
goon, the story is interesting but handling isn't It was Sanju's first
film after VAASTAV but sadly couldn't recreate the success. Some good
scenes are there like Sanju frightening Manisha, the climax
Direction by Sanjay Gupta is decent Music is decent
Sanjay Dutt repeats his act but acts well, this was perhaps the last film he had the mullet which gives the film a delayed look, Manisha wears no make up and doesn't suit her role she does well though Sharad Kapoor is decent, Suresh Oberoi, Parmeet Sethi are good as the bad guys rest are okay
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