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Yes, Gandhi is a world known personality but Anil based his film on a different aspect of Gandhi's life - the relationship of a son with his father. Why did Anil title it 'Short Kut - Con Is On' is a mystery to us?
Another controversy about the movie involving a cheat case alleged by a producer is however settled in the court by paying a compensation of Rs 3.5 million to the complainant before releasing it this Friday, July 10th is also noteworthy. One doesn't understand why Bollywood's actors-turned-producers are after remakes or mastering the art of copying scripts.
Short Kut' has a similar setting with the film based in Bollywood town Mumbai and Akshaye playing the aspiring filmmaker roping in Arshad Warsi to play the lead role and Amrita Rao going ultra glam playing the wannabe actress just like Heather Graham. The movie further unfolds the terms comprising a movie like script, storyboard, Stanislavsky and world cinema in filmmaking.
Then, Akshaye is shown discussing business in a condolence meeting with the wife of the bereaved! Isn't it strange that the chawl residents are ready to invest in his film because his producer is dead. So the production team which has more producers than actors reaches foreign shores where Akshaye starts a film with superstar King Kumar played by Arshad Warsi who continues his part of a non-actor!
The movie doesn't fare very well in respect of music and acting. Though the director makes a lot of efforts to create laughter through his jokes he doesn't meet with success. He fails in making the movie a comedy too. Amrita Rao doesn't succeed in creating oomph.
Arshad Warsi is okay with his part. But Akshaye Khanna continues screaming without any rhyme and reason and Siddharth Randheria only annoys. Ali Asgar in the role of Amrita Rao's brother fails miserably. The same happens with Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. Though the trio provides peppy tunes, they only sound lousy.