Cash Hindi Movie

Feature Film | 2007 | Action, Drama
Aug 4, 2007 By Subhash K. Jha

"Cash" is no trash. It's as nonsensically nifty as any of those cool capers from Hollywood like "Ocean's Eleven".

The svelte heroines with their catch-me-if-can attitude match steps with the cool dudes who sport their never-ending collection of designer glasses. Is "Cash" co-sponsored by Ray-Ban?

Or wait ... is it a free-flowing endorsement for sun tan lotion? As the cast gets sensuously soaked in the Cape Town sun, you look for the South Africa that director Feroz Abbas Khan visits in the other release this Friday on the life of Mahatma Gandhi and his son.

There are no fathers and sons in "Cash". But Suniel Shetty, who looks dapper in suits and, yes, sunglasses, has an adopted uncle with whom he does dirty deals and finally shoots point blank.

But actually there is no point to this diamond heist story. Director Anubhav Sinha gatecrashes into a zone of amorality where boys try to be men and men try to get extra-friendly with the women.

Diamonds may be forever. "Cash" makes them dazzle and sparkle for two hours of sinful designer entertainment. "Cash" is stylishly mounted and edited to the point of conveying a cutting edge of glistening gaiety to even a casual conversation on the road.

Shamita Shetty is specially spunky and spicy as she woos the rather oddly made-up Ajay Devgan. Yup, she's the one to watch.

Devgan plays a delectably subverted Superman-styled double-life character. For Shamita, he's a mellow peace-loving writer and for Diya Mirza, he is an entertainer-cum-heist-merchant.

After a while, it becomes hard to say who's doing what to whom and why. Screenwriters Yash-Vinay go back to all the capers from "Victoria 203" to "Dhoom", and come up with a 'crime-pays' saga that keeps the adrenaline flowing and the cars, motorboats and choppers moving.

The dialogues and situations are genuinely funny - specially the exchanges between Devgan and Shetty, and between Zayed Khan and Riteish Deshmukh who play a couple of thieves who often end up trying to commit the same crime at the same place.

Zayed and Riteish infuse their comic heroism with panache. Ironically the most entertaining performance comes from Howard Roseneyer as a nose-in-the-air yacht manager pressurised by cops to blow the lid off Devgan.

Don't look for a linear cogent narrative design, as Anubhav Sinha merges crimes and cops, audacious animation and heart-in-the-mouth stunts in a mix that keeps you watching.

Subhash K. Jha