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Short Kut - The Con Is On (U/A)

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10 Jul 2009
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Till quite some time back, remaking a successful film was considered a safe bet. In fact, the most reliable, foolproof way at hitting paydirt. But let's not forget, not all stories have the potential to strike gold. Short Kut, a remake of the Malayalam film Udayananu Thanam, written by Anees Bazmee and directed by Neeraj Vora, arrives a bit too late.

Actually, it should've hit the screens a couple of years ago. That's because it abounds and relies completely on clichés and which, in turn, makes you break into a big yawn. Sad, since the basic story of Short Kut had the potential to keep your attention arrested. It even starts off well, but runs out of breath soon after. In fact, the graph of the film only goes down as reel after reel unfolds.

Seriously, you want to ask something vital to Anees Bazmee and Neeraj Vora, who have penned, even directed laughathons successfully: What kind of cinema is this? Did Bazmee and Vora lose interest while writing this one? Or did they decide to take the viewer for granted? In short, Short Kut is meant to be a comedy, but is actually a tragedy for the viewers.

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