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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£143,926 (UK) (17 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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Nikal Bhi Jaa Patli Gali Se
Written by Javed Akhtar
Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa
Performed by Shankar Mahadevan
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There Are No Shortkuts If You Want To Achieve Success.
14 July 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I had not seen much promos of this and had just heard one or two songs from this and was therefore quite surprised with its contents. Yes! Its true that there are not shortcuts in life and this is exactly what this showed with some humour added to it. A Assistant Director, quits his job and wants to be a full time director. But he has two problems. The first being that he is in love with an established actress and therefore doesn't want people to think that its because of her he has become a director. The second problem is that a struggling actor, who is also a friend of his believes that there are short cuts to everything and also steals his script and will stoop to any level to gain what he wants.

Starring Akshaye Khanna, Amrita Rao and Arshad Warsi and Chunkey Pandey,. Anil Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt make a special appearance. Directed by Neeralj Vora, the movie is produced by Anil Kapoor, while Javed Akhtar has penned the lyrics.

Amrita Rao, has really changed in her looks and looks better as she works in each film. Playing the role of an established actress has suited her well and again, she has proved her talent, once again. Akshaye Khanna, is as usual at his best and has also proved that he is able to do both comedy and serious roles at the same time. Arshad Warsi is the same – at his best, while Chunkey Pandey, is also good in a comic role and plays a convincing role of a partner to Arshad Warsi.

Javed Akhtar has penned a couple of very good and memorable songs, while the Director, Neeraj Vora has superbly balanced the story equally between comedy and serious drama and has maintained the meaning that "there's no short cut" in anything.

The movie, with humour, portrays the meaning that if one wants succeeds, then they have to work for it and in order to achieve that, there's no short cut.

This is definitely one of the better movies this year and is worth watching.


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