Director : Munish Bhardwaj
Music : Tuomas Kantelinen
Starring : Ranvir Shorey and Neha Dhupia
Remove the morality check and Delhi's metaphor twined with the aspirations of the central characters; you'll end up with something mediocre like MOH MAYA MONEY - an intriguing premise with morality undertones and a wink to de noir in first time helmer Munish Bhardwaj's debut feature.
The setup of MOH MAYA MONEY is intriguing but it loses charm just before the interval in its fascination to impress all and turning predictable in due course and then returning to its initial dream of being a wannabe desi de noir and is left struggling to find a space.
An immoral Aman (Ranvir Shorey) is a real estate broker who wants to get rid of the middle class tag as soon as possible. Wife Divya (Neha Dhupia) a programming executive in a TV channel is not that ambitious and is against false means to earn quick bucks.
Aman often skims money from the multinational company he works at. Aman passes big deal/leads to a local dealer named Raghuveer for fat commissions. One day his immoral practices get busted giving a fatal blow to his dreams of becoming rich in Delhi. A series of unexpected events follow putting lives of Aman and Divya in danger further unfolding into a check on morality for both Aman and Divya who are hiding secrets from one another.
The highlight of MOH MAYA MONEY is the interesting premise and some realistic performance from the lead - Neha Dhupia and Ranveer Shorey.