By Saibal Chatterjee Music director and singer Himesh Reshammiya is back and he isn't strumming a guitar and belting out numbers in his signature nasal style. This time around, he launches big time into action star mode as a gangster with a heart of gold.
It is his gun that does all the talking. And that is just as
well. Teraa Surroor has neither the narrative depth nor the weighty
dialogue that can aid a pedestrian thriller transcend the limits of
Director: Shawn Arranha
Cast: Himesh Reshammiya, Farah Karimaee,
Naseeruddin Shah, Shekhar Kapur, Kabir Bedi, Shernaz Patel, Monica
With a six-pack to go with his new screen avatar, Himesh
sleepwalks through the role of a sharpshooter who pulls out the
stops to free his sweetheart (debutante Farah Karimaee) from
The girl has been caught with drugs by the Dublin police in a
frame-up and the only way that she can escape the prospect of a
long haul in legal confinement in a foreign land is by breaking the
The unflappable hero, with some help from a cynical con artist
named Rabin Dharmaraj Santino (Naseeruddin Shah), figures out a way
to mount a jailbreak attempt that pits him and his girlfriend
against the Dublin police and a mysterious gang.
The spectacle that ensues does not create any real tension
because from the very moment that the male protagonist vows to get
his girl out of prison the audience knows how the action is going
to pan out. Besides Naseeruddin Shah, the cast has actors like
Shekhar Kapur, Kabir Bedi and Shernaz Patel, but in a film
dominated by a poker-faced Himesh Reshammiya they only have ten
minutes each at best to pull off a rescue act.
That is, of course, far more difficult than the 20 minutes that
the hero has to outsmart the Dublin cops before they city placed
under lockdown and the escape plan is thwarted. Himesh plays a
character that remains unfazed even in the most trying
circumstances, which allows the actor the luxury of wearing a
single expression all through the film.
The lead actor has a perfectly matched ally in Farah Karimaee,
who too manages to go through the motions without letting any
tangible emotion flash across her face. So, despite the fact that
there isn't much chemistry between the two, Himesh and Farah come
across as a made-for-each-other screen couple.
This is a Himesh Reshammiya film, so there is no dearth of songs
here, but not all of them are in the star's own voice. The musical
numbers only serve as speed-breakers in a film that is anyways
rather thin in terms of twists and turns.
Teraa Surroor is strictly for Himesh Reshammiya fans. There is little else in this 106-minute film that might be worth the price of a trip to the multiplex. (Review By PTI)