Friday, February 15, 2008
हेरा फेरी! HERA PHERI!
Comedy seems to be in-thing these days in Bollywood. Every director is trying to have a go at it. Priyadarshan, who is known for making serious films, too has tried to cash in on the comedy craze with Hera-Feri.
The film is about two unemployed youth who are struggling in the big bad world of Mumbai searching for a job. Shyam (Sunil Shetty) is looking forward to a job in a bank, in which his late father used to work.
Raju (Akshay Kumar) too is struggling to manage with the complications of life. His mother is in an old age home who thinks that her son is a successful businessman from Calcutta.
Now, as it happens in a masala film, both Shyam and Raju become tenants in Babu Rao Apte's (Paresh Rawal) house, a drunkard who has a kind heart.
Shyam has lot of debts to pay. He has to compete for the bank job with Anuradha Panikar (Tabu), whose father also met a similar fate. Both are at each other's throat, and not ready to give up, but Shyam decides to back out when he comes to know Anuradha’s problems.
Om Puri plays Kharak Singh, a lovable and innocent guy, who has lent Rs 35,000 to Shyam and needs it desperately to marry off his sister. He comes to town looking for Shyam to get his money back.
There is another interesting twist in the story. A dreaded gangster Kabeera (Gulshan Grover) kidnaps the grand child of a big industrialist (Kulbhushan Kharbanda) and calls up the trio for ransom. So all three find themselves in a tricky situation, by a wrong number. What do they do? Watch the movie to know that.