'Saat Uchakkey' : Movie Review - Celebania


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Saturday 15 October 2016

'Saat Uchakkey' : Movie Review

When not cursing each other, they are threatening to shove things into each other’s back side. Their dialogues are laced with the choicest of expletives from old Delhi’s by-lanes. Well, that’s how their daily conversation sounds like.

In the opening scenes, you can make out some words have been muted. After a while, it seems, the censor guys just let go. If they had continued muting the incessant rain of obscene words, 'Saat Uchakkey' would have ended up as a silent film — well, almost. Not to forget that the film’s makers did wage a long battle with the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) over this.

'Saat Uchakkey' could well be a crash course in abusive rant. Okay, there are people out there who cannot complete a full sentence without resorting to a cuss word. It is nothing to be alarmed about in their world since everyone talks that way. So, what’s the film about, apart from that? A bunch of seven guys wanting to get rich, by hook or by crook. This is clear only in the second half perhaps when realization dawned that there are too many loose ends to be tied up to make it coherent.

The first half is confusing and the only aim seems to be making the audience get used to the vulgar language. The characters are called Pappi, Haggu, Phodoo, Bichy... you get the drift.

If you already didn’t know this, Neeraj Pandey is the film’s producer. He is known to be the man with the Midas touch, but there is hardly anything in this one that can be salvaged. Director-writer Sanjeev Sharma seems to have had it right just on paper; let’s not even discuss the execution.

It could have been a laugh riot, considering three talented actors (Manoj Bajpayee, Kay Kay Menon and Vijay Raaz), known for their histrionics, headlining the cast. Sadly, it isn’t. Filmed entirely in the old lanes of the capital, this film will only end up giving you a Delhi belly.

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