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Dekh Bhai Dekh Review

Published: Friday, July 17, 2009, 15:35 [IST]

[an error occurred while processing this directive]Dekh Bhai Dekh is a twisted tale of greed, cunning and destiny assembled around a rather crude heist. It is a story of small people and their whopping jump to the dark side. Set in a western UP village by the banks of a river, the film tells the story of Babli (Gracy Singh) who is bored with her dead-end life decides to switch channels and find inspiration. This desperate divorcee scoots off to share her let"s-get-rich robbery plan with a forever sad friend Shyam (Siddharth Koirala). He then suggests to her that they get someone who can think this through. Enter Yadav (Raghuveer Yadav), a small-time politician who pines for an election ticket and flashy life of a big politician and desperately needs money for the same. Yadav feels they need someone with an impressive chori-chakari resume. They therefore get in Charan (Vijay Raaz), a cheap talking character with a crude sense of humour who fancies himself. They all plan to follow Babli"s plan to steal the gold baby Krishna murti on Janmashtami night. But little do the rest three know that Babli has her own hidden agenda...

Sometimes you enter the cinema hall with zero expectations and get pleasantly surprised by a film that may be having a limited budget or no big stars but has its heart in its place. Dekh Re Dekh is one such film. Rahat Kazmi"s debut directorial attempt is impressive. He has wonderfully interwoven through happy and sad flashbacks, the lives and troubles of Babli, Shyam and Yadav. The constant banter of four incompetent thieves, their attempts at double-crossing each other and the final stroke of devious providence has turned out very well. Though the pacing of the film is slow the dialogues keep you in splits and forever engaged. The ending is truly unexpected.

Vijay Raaz though often over the top with some risque dialogues, gets his comic timing right and is the most fun to watch. However, one gets the feeling that an actor of Raghuveer Yadav"s caliber has been left underutilised. Siddharth Koirala carries just a single expression on his face and needs a crash course in dialogue delivery. Gracy has finally got a meaty role after a long and she grabs the opportunity with both her hands. Virendra Saxena and Asrani lend able support. It is recommended for those who don"t really fancy big stars in their movies and are craving for a truly 'hatke" film. Go check this black comedy out; you won"t rue your trip to the cinema hall.

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