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Sharafat Gayi Tel Lene Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Sunday, January 18, 2015 • Hindi ]
Sharafat Gayi Tel Lene Review
Trinity Group, Sony Pictures India
Zayed Khan, Rannvijay Singh, Tena Desae
Gurmmeet Singh
Devinder Jain, Akhilesh Jain

An attempted thriller-comedy that doesn’t really end up as either. "Sharafat gayee tel Lene’ as the title suggests is about a naïve geek Prithvi(Zayed Khan) who believes in living by the book but once he finds himself in a fish out of water situation he incorporates some cunning to wean himself out of a sticky wicket.

The writing is not nearly as clear or clever as the run of play suggests. In fact it’s a bit silly and forced and kind of a fait accompli given the revealing in-your-face moniker. Getting down to it- honesty is supposedly the best policy for Prithvi who rooms with a don’t-care-types friend Sam(Ranvijay) who is always behind on all his payments and bums Prithvi to make them good.

Prithvi has a steady girl-friend(Tina Desai), a TV journalist, whom he doesn’t want to disappoint. So when Prithvi finds his four digit savings, turn to a Rs100 Crore plus, out-of-the-blue, he is shocked.  He obviously turns to Sam who is the player in the team and Sam advises him from thereon, while keeping his girl-friend out-of-the-loop. It turns out that Dawood is using Prithvi’s account for money-laundering purposes and Prithvi , egged on by Sam and too afraid to do anything else, plays along with the Don’s instructions. Where this takes him and his friends thereafter, is what the climax is all about.

Though the attempt is to make it into a Hera-Pheri kind of return earner, there’s not much fun to be had here. What it ends up doing is getting a little too detailed and explanatory while missing out on all the possible fun moments. Though, short and reasonably engaging, the narrative works better as a coming-of-age movie or to be more specific naïve geek to cunning smarts transformation of the lead hero.

The financial hara-kiri doesn’t stand close scrutiny especially with a bank manager getting involved and the climactic revelation in its belated attempt to debunk what came before, appears forced and unpalatable to be precise. Nothing exciting about this, especially with the casual performances and low-key narrative. The music is in fact the only thing that attempts to give you a rise!

Rating: 2.00 / 5.0

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