It’s the right time to release movies, what with the holiday season on. Sadly, producers, writers and directors are not being able to cash in on this ‘golden phase’ with decent releases. If TASHAN last week was a disaster MR WHITE, MR BLACK released this week has your brains in a muddle. This no-brainer should have been named, NO GREY MATTER, instead of MR WHITE MR BLACK.
Taking the audience for a ride is one thing, taking them to be complete fools is adding insult to injury. How else do you ask an explanation from director Deepak Shivdasani for this apology of a film, which has no script, nor any meaning to the proceedings going on screen.
The movie begins with a bang, with the sleek picturisation, sometimes over-the-top, of three girls overpowering a security agency on a fly-over to steal some diamonds. Then the movie goes phut! Next shot you see Suniel Shetty arriving in Goa from Hoshiyapur to look for his brother Arshad Warsi, who in turn is a petty con man, and is able to convince his girlfriend, Rashmi Nigam that he has a twin brother who does the petty crime while he has to pay for it. However, Poor Rashmi is not able to meet the ‘brothers’ in one frame. Is she a fool? Or are we the fools? So she goes on believing that Arshad indeed has a twin. There is also Aniskha Khosla who is the daughter of the owner of KG Resorts in Goa. She falls in love with Suniel. The way they meet is weird. Nay, absurd.
The scenes are badly sewn together; there is no continuity in the plot. Basically, the crew (production and actors) are at a loss to what they are actually doing. To make matters worse, there is an irritating Sardar couple thrown in to spice the proceedings, who have no connection to the plot. When things make no sense, the director suddenly decides to let everyone loose on the diamonds, like a pack of jokers.
It’s really sad to see Ashish Vidyarthi being reduced to doing such roles. Ditto Sadashiv Amrapurkar. Sharat Saxena as a cop too, is reduced to a buffoon, but to be fair to him, he does try to put some life into his role. The girls are there for the frills with no explanation given to the three who stole the diamonds. I mean, who they are, why they did it, do they have a criminal background… etc.
TO GO OR NOT: There were quite a few who walked out of the theatre mid-way. Does that say anything?