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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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Neeraj Vora

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Credited cast:
Anil Kapoor ... Himself
Sanjay Dutt ... Himself
Akshaye Khanna ... Shekhar Giriraj
Arshad Warsi ... Rajesh 'Raju' 'King Kumar' Kumar
Amrita Rao ... Mansi
Amita Nangia ... Gayetri's mom
Simi Garewal
Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla ... Himself
Chunky Pandey ... Guru Kapoor
Neeraj Vora ... Himself
Tiku Talsania ... Tolani
Mushtaq Khan ... Gayetri's dad
Ali Asgar ... Vikram (as Ali Asghar)
Creighton Mark Johnson ... Arresting Officer
Kishore Anand Bhanushali
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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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Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

10 July 2009 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Short Kut: The Con Is On See more »

Filming Locations:

Phuket, Thailand

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A Flop in every aspect
19 July 2009 | by modistreetSee all my reviews

Another flop copy of a very good Malyalam movie. Director Priyadarshan started this trend. The reason he succeeds most of the time because he is also the Director for the Malyalam movie. So he knows the emotions for each scene so keeping the Bollywood audience in mind he makes some changes but cuts it pretty close to the original movie. Mr. Neeraj Vora has gained success in the past with Hera Pheri, Bhool Bulaiya etc., all Malyalam movies but there was no evidence of that quality here. Firstly the characters were absolutely wrong. Besides Munnabhai, Arshad Warsi hasn't been able to make any in roads in any other movie. Secondly Akshay Khanna is an actor with limited acting skills. The character in this film required a higher level if not superior skills. Mr. Mohanlal the superstar of Malyalam movie and Srinivasan were superb together. Both the movies were also inspired by the king of comedy Eddie Murphy's "Bowfinger". The dialog writer must take equal blame for this debacle. The dialogs lacked creativity and were bland at best. The characters just sleep walked through all the scenes like zombies. Arshad Warsi tried his best to lift the movie through his now stale comedic style but that just didn't cut the cheese. Songs was nothing much to write home about. My advise, save your money buy yourself a good lunch instead.


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