Nehlle Pe Dehlla Hindi Movie Review

Feature Film | Romance, Comedy
Mar 3, 2007 By Ashok Nayak

A movie starring Saif Ali Khan and Sanjay Dutt in the lead is always worth a watch in theatre. But unfortunately, this 4 year old movie just isn't. Nehlle Pe Dehlla reminds you of the illogical, mindless entertainers of the 90s. The movie has nothing to offer except for a few laughs here and there.


Jimmy (Saif Ali Khan) and Johnny (Sanjay Dutt) are two street smart thieves. Johnny loves stealing the costliest of watches from showrooms. While Jimmy has visited the jail several times for robbing mansions. The duo constantly keeps visiting the jail every now and then. Pooja (Bipasha Basu) is the owner of the Hotel Roxy. She plans to sell off the hotel, which is running under heavy losses and also the property in Goa to buy a new Hotel in Mauritus.


Meanwhile, Jimmy and Johnny's dream of becoming rich, comes true when they spot Mr. Gupta (Avtar Gill) lying half dead on the road. Just before dying he informs them about the 30 crores fraud at Hotel Roxy. The duo gives false stories to get themselves a job at the hotel. Soon they come to know that Balram (Shakthi Kapoor), the manager of the hotel has actually sold off everything and is hiding the Rs 30 crores at Mauritius. All go to Mauritius.


In Mauritius, Shakthi Kapoor is killed by his own goons (Asif Shaikh, Mukesh Rishi, and Shiva). The fun begins when the two crooks (Jimmy and Johnny) team up with Balram and present him as if he was alive.


Unfortunately though, as exciting as the story might sound, the movie is quite boring and looks completely outdated.


Direction - Ajay Chandok (the director) is no David Dhawan. Given the poor screenplay throughout, there is nothing the director can possibly do, to save the movie. The music is below average. Cinematography is substandard.


Acting - Both the lead actors have excellent comic timing. But again unfortunately, Sanju looks disinterested while Saif is good in a few scenes. Shakthi Kapoor performs well in the second half. Bipasha Basu has nothing much to do. Kim Sharma bares it all, which should satisfy the front benchers. The rest are strictly average.


Overall -


Positives - A few funny scenes which make you laugh. But that's about it.


Negatives - Almost everything. The performances, direction, writing, music way below average.


Box office prediction - Nehlle Pe Dehlla has nothing much in its favor. At the box office, it has absolutely no chance. FLOP


Rating - 1 / 5 (Poor)


Ashok Nayak

   

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