Shaukeen, the original cult classic which was released in 1982 was written and directed by Basu Chatterjee. Director Abhishek Sharma has taken the same subject and changed it to modern day adaptation and The Shaukeens was born.
Director: Abhishek Sharma
Music: Yo Yo Honey Singh, Arko Mukherjee, Hard
Kaur & Vikram Negi
The Shaukeens has three lecherous old men (played by
Anupam Kher, Annu Kapoor and Piyush Mishra) who decides to take a
break from their routine boring life to enjoy. The trio lands up in
Mauritius from Delhi and gets into hilarious situations with hot
chick (read dumb) Ahana (Lisa Haydon). Ahana is a die hard fan of
Akshay Kumar. The lecherous trio tries to impress and get lucky
Akshay Kumar is playing the role originally played by Mithun
Chakraborty, and he plays as himself for the first time. However,
the actor says that his character as an alcoholic superstar is not
a true reflection of his life.
What happens after they meet Ahana forms the crux of the story.
To know the full story wait and watch it on big screen.
Lisa Haydon has come back again after her stellar performance in
Queen. She is the main lead in The Shaukeens. If
new age men who wants to be so Yo and talking about S** is so cool,
then The Shaukeens is for you. It is so blatantly portrayed by the
director. The men are so lecherous that they end joining a gym just
to look at the curvaceous instructor. The three lecherous
characters played by Anupam Kher, Annu Kapoor and Piyush Mishra
have done just as asked.
Anupam Kher (Lalli) a sadly married man, Annu Kapoor (KD) and
Piyush Mishra (Pinky) a widower are so desperate to have fun (read
to have s**) that they end up in Mauritius. Lisa owns the villa
that they stay. The three men and their utter non sensical way to
impress Lisa by groping and cheap ways of touching Lisa is not so
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.
They have portrayed women only as a sex symbol. If a grown up
woman like Lisa who claims herself as Gypsy can't understand that,
three and not just one, men are groping and passing lewd comments
about her, then where does one have to leave the brain while
watching this film is a big question.
The breath-taking locales of Mauritius is the only respite.
Cameos by Abhishek Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Dimple Kapadia,
Suniel Shetty are something to watch out for. Chaudhary Amalendu
work on the camera is just awesome.
Although, the songs refuse to stick in the mind, music is not
too bad. Yo Yo Honey Singh has given a peppy number yet another
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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!
Akshay Kumar is an alchoholic superstar in the film. However, in
real life he is a tee-totaller.
Lisa Haydon plays the sexy damsel who the three lecherous men
Although, The Shaukeens is a remake of the 1982 original
Sahukeen, the script has been written and adapted to modern
"Tigmanshu and I just wanted to give Akshay a quirk. He plays
himself in the film but there is also a fictional side. We featured
the song Alcoholic on him because everyone knows he's a
teetotaller. The contrast is funny," says director Abhishek
Director Talks About Lisa Haydon
"I recommended her name to the producer and everyone including
Akshay agreed that she's brilliant. Shraddha Kapoor being
considered is a rumour. And Nargis Fakhri could not do it because
she was doing a Hollywood film," Abhishek says.
"Because I liked his performance in Happy New Year. On a serious
note, Akshay Kumar is playing himself, so people who are related to
him do come in somewhere in his world. That's why Abhishek, Kareena
Kapoor and Sunil Shetty have also been featured," Abhishek
The Shaukeens Trio
The trio have given their best and it is a laugh riot. Go watch
it if you want to get entertained.