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<i>Darwaza Bandh Rakho</i> - Promo Watch

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    By Gaurav Malani, IndiaFM

    Monday, May 15, 2006

    Ram Gopal Varma's Factory, known for producing dark, hard-hitting films has also churned out comedies once in a while (Rangeela, Daud, Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega). Their last comic outing Mr Ya Miss however was a huge disappointment. But what is coming next from RGV looks like a promising laugh-riot. Darwaza Bandh Rakho - the title may give the impression that the film is a thriller. But the trailer makes it clear that it's a madcap hilarious comedy flick.

    Irrespective of the film, the trailers of Ram Gopal Varma films have always been interesting enough to entice the audiences. Darwaza Bandh Rakho is no exception. The chronologically cut trailer supported by some creative catch-lines gives a correct gist of the movie's plot, as well. And despite the movie has around 40 characters in it, the trailer doesn't look confusing or ambiguous. Most of the characters are the actors often seen in Ram Gopal Varma films with the only addition being Isha Sharvani (of Kisna fame).

    One rich little poor victim
    The promo opens, introducing an underworld gang of four members Snehal Dhabi, Zakir Hussain, Chunky Pandey and Aftab Shivdasani. And wait, before you think this is another underworld flick by RGV, let me tell you it isn't. In fact this one appears like a spoof - more of a black comedy. The gang kidnaps 'one rich little poor victim' - Isha Sharvani. And to position their hostage, they land up in the house of a vegetarian Gujarati family (headed by Ishrat Ali and Smita Jaykar).

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    So far so good! Everything was working as per their plan. As they had expected! But what they didn't expect were... 35 uninvited guests. As the doorbell rings, each member enters the house. But no one is allowed to leave to avoid the kidnap from kaput. And the door bell keeps ringing.

    Uninvited guest list
    Includes as many as 35 characters... a pizza boy (Nitin Raikwar), a cop (Ravi Kale), a gangster (Raju Mavani), a financer (Jeeva), the housemaid (Divya Dutta), a salesgirl (Manisha Koirala) and many more. What follows is... nearly fantastic action.

    Unwanted ingredients
    Also the trailer makes the movie intentions very clear by excluding Bollywood masala ingredients like 'dosti, pyaar, family, weddings, song, dance and Switzerland'. This one just has 100% pure entertainment

    Recipe
    The trailer taglines promise
    - 'Passable romance' between Chunky - Manisha and Aftab - Isha (the hostage finds the kidnapper cute). - 'Okay sentiment' and
    - 'Not so okay comedy'

    Captivators
    This 'Entertainment One' and 'Ram Gopal Varma' production is directed by Chekravarthy (the guy who played Satya and directed the best episode of Darna Zaroori Hai, the one that starred Randeep Hooda).

    No Entry
    Interestingly the trailer ends on an ironic uninviting note stating 'You are not welcome'. Well, that would be the obvious response after having 35 characters held captive in an apartment just for the sake of one hostage.

    Darwaza Bandh Rakho promises to keep you captivated. 

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