Don't know what director Abhishek had thought when he gave this film. The movie is not sleazy but can be enjoyed with family is just not believable. Akshay Kumar who plays as himself goes on to say to those men that, “Men are like dogs, the sight of a woman makes their tongues wag and eyes bulge” is not acceptable.
The Shaukeens is fun to watch only if you leave behind the logic and turn a blind eye to many bad things that's been portrayed about women!
Light-hearted, humorous and a complete rib tickling ride, THE SHAUKEENS manages to keep you entertained all throughout. The script, which is a tad different from its 80s counterpart, has enough punch lines to keep you gripped till the end.
On the whole, THE SHAUKEENS is a full on Bollywood entertainer that you wouldn't want to miss.
The laugh-out-loud moments are few in this film and the majority of them come from Akshay Kumar’s role. As an alcoholic, bored superstar he excels. Watch this if you are a fan of Akshay Kumar and can turn a blind eye to some blatant objectification of women.
The Shaukeens lacks the sense of good-natured fun that underlined the original film, in which, thanks to the efforts Ashok Kumar, Utpal Dutt and AK Hangal, the lecherous old men came across as a largely harmless trio out to seek the thrill of illicit liaisons in the autumn of their lives.
Whenever Akshay appears on screen, The Shaukeens transforms into another movie -- one that's substantially more comic, cheeky and winsome -- it's the one I enjoyed the most, it's the one I wished I had come to see.