Till a few years ago, if a director or writer would tell you that the object of attention in his story is a pistol and how the entire film would revolve around it, you'd laugh, even scoff at, on his face. Is he out of his mind? But times have changed. Wacky concepts are the order of the day. Last week, Quick Gun Murugun depicted one. This Friday, it's Aagey Se Right.
Aagey Se Right is witty and humorous in parts, but at the same time, the story is so fragile that it runs out of breath when stretched for 2 long hours. Had debutante director Indrajit Nattoji concentrated on just two characters - the cop who loses his gun and the terrorist who loses his heart - instead of focussing on the assorted characters, this one would've been one helluva ride.
Final word? Aagey Se Right doesn't get it right. Aagey Se Right tells the story of a cop [Shreyas Talpade] and terrorist [Kay Kay Menon]. Through a series of events not in their control, the cop loses his gun and the terrorist loses his heart. Their two worlds collide…
To start with, the screenplay doesn't do justice to the wild and imaginative story. In fact, the writing has loopholes aplenty. To cite an instance, Vjay Maurya is supposed to be the front man of the terrorists in Mumbai, but when Kay Kay has a change of heart, so does he. Strange, isn't it? Ditto for Shehnaz Treasurywala, who dances in a sleazy bar, is later visiting studios for film assignments and much later, also dances at the police function [in the finale]. Even Kay Kay's part suffers due to poor writing. His change of heart looks weird.
Barring Shreyas, Mahi Gill [television reporter] and Bharti Achrekar [Shreyas' mom], the characters are not well defined. Director Indrajit Nattoji has a wacky sense of humour and it shows in the film, but he's been unsuccessful as far as the writing is concerned. The songs don't serve any purpose either.
Shreyas Talpade does a commendable job. In fact, his comic timing is impeccable. Kay Kay Menon is wasted. Vijay Maurya delivers a superior performance. Mahi Gill is perfect. Shehnaz Treasurywala can't act. Shiv Pandit irritates. Ditto for Shruti Seth. Rakesh Bedi is funny in a small role. Bharti Achrekar is excellent.
On the whole, Aagey Se Right has a few funny moments, but overall, this one doesn't go left or right, but directionless.