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Shortkut - The Con Is On (2009)

After his script is plagiarized, and he is forced to marry, an unemployed movie writer self-destructs.

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Bollywood's assistant director and aspiring writer, Shekhar Giriraj, permits a friend, Rajesh Kumar, to move in with him in his Chawl room, after the later is fired by Film Director, Ghosh. Shortly thereafter Shekhar quits his job, writes a movie script, and accepts an advance from V.C. Chhadha. He starts recruiting staff for this project, but finds his life shattered when his work is plagiarized by Rajesh; his sweetheart, Mansi, a reigning Bollywood actress, leaves her abusive and demanding family, and publicly declares that she will be moving in with him. Unemployed, forced to marry Mansi, he becomes neglectful, alcoholic, and goes on a road of self-destruction, compelling Mansi to leave him. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Short Kut: The Con Is On  »

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£80,488 (UK) (10 July 2009)
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Amrita Rao replaced Lara Dutta. Lara did not want to act opposite Arshad so she opted out. See more »

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Kal Nau Baje Tum Chand Dekhna
Written by Javed Akhtar
Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa
Performed by Sonu Nigam and Alka Yagnik
Courtesy of Tips Cassettes & Records Co.
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Not Again!!!!!!
23 August 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Neeraj Vohra after the pathetic PHP comes back with another crap comedy The film is pathetic and doesn't make you laugh mostly barring some few lines which look better in the promo

The film does have a plot but it's handled so badly it makes you cringe Akshaye Khanna needs to get off such messy films and Arshad too needs to try something else Direction is poor Music is bad

Amongst actors Akshaye Khanna is loud at times and good at times, another pathetic role with a bad wig Arshad Warsi overacts badly Amrita Rao tries hard to pass off as a hot babe and fails the rest are nothing great


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