'Moh Maya Money' Synopsis: A young real-estate broker (Ranvir Shorey) tries to pull off a huge scam, which goes horribly wrong. To fix everything he involves his begrudging wife (Neha Dhupia) leading to an end neither could imagine.
'Moh Maya Money' is a gritty-thriller, that involves heinous crimes & moments of unexpected cruelty. Munish keeps the narrative going on a strong pace all through its first-hour, building up a story that's a lot more than what you might expect out of it. The characters are mean, greedy, deceptive & their world is undeniably engrossing. BUT, only in the first-hour. In its second-hour, 'Moh Maya Money' loses out its unpredictable nature & even the sequences that follow one after the other, lack excitement. Even the culmination, looks hurried & cramped. Munich & Mansi Nirmal Jain's Screenplay begins excellently, but fails to sustain its momentum. The Writing plays a spoilsport towards the latter hour & how one wishes if the Writers opted for some better material. Munish's Direction is well-done.
'Moh Maya Money' is a triumph as far as the acting is concerned. Ranvir Shorey is fantastic as the calculative, conniving protagonist, who's impossible to like, but hard to hate either. Shorey brings depth to a part, that zeroes on being bad. Neha Dhupia is brilliant too. Dhupia enacts a complicated yet meaty part, with unmistakable conviction. And the on-screen chemistry between the two, is as real as it can get. Seriously, why don't we get to see Shorey & Dhupia more often on the big screen?
On the whole, 'Moh Maya Money' isn't perfect, but it's worth a watch nonetheless, thanks to its superior first-hour & faultless performances.