Movie Review : Rascals

Stay Away from these Rascals!!! Rating (One and a half star)

Friday, October 07, 2011 | 12:43:48 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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One-upmanship has been a hot favorite for many comedies in Bollywood. From Deewana Mastana to the recently released Hum Tum Shabana, Bollywood loves to show their leading men fight for the heroine. The same trend repeats with Rascals. Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgn and David Dhawan – three renowned entertainment personalities synonymous with the comedy genre come together for the eagerly awaited comedy flick – Rascals. 'Rascals' is basically a
comedy about two cool competing conmen trying to out-scheme each other in 'apparently' amusing and surprising setups.

Warning: These Rascals are actually dangerous! And sadly, not in the way they intend to be! The movie starts off with an animated credits roll, which is far more entertaining and appealing than the entire film itself. What's the problem? Well, it's simple – the comedy just falls absolutely flat! In spite of the Sanjay Dutt and Ajay Devgn's dynamic duo, the movie
completely fails in making you laugh! All that the film makes you feel is restlessness, irritation and frustration. The comedy is horribly forced. It seems like scenes are especially designed in a manner to force your laughter. However, except a scene or two here and there, it yet fails miserably! I do understand the minimal importance of 'sense' in such slapstick comedy movies, however, there's even a limit to bearable nonsense. The film is outright dumb, stupid and cheap! The humor is horribly loud and over-the-top. Unlike the entertaining All The Best, the chemistry between good friends Sanjay Dutt and Ajay Devgn fail miserably this time. In fact, so uninteresting and unfunny is the camaraderie that you don't really care who gets the girl in the end. Coming to the 'cheap' bit, it seems like the film tries to overcome all its shortcomings by providing cheap skin exposure of the heroines – Kangna Ranaut and Lisa Haydon. It's usually argued that heroines are merely used as backdrops in Bollywood films, and Rascals is the perfect example for this statement. In fact, I would go to the extent of saying that Rascals is another shame in reference to the respect of women in Bollywood films. Kangna Ranaut is seen stripping off her top throughout the film for the most idiotic reasons possible. Also, 'apparently' blind Ajay Devgn throws himself on Kangna touching her nearly endless amount of times, which is okay with Kangna considering he is 'blind'. I wonder since when did blind people get the license to nearly sexually molest women!

This is not the quality of cinema you expect from the veteran David Dhawan. Screenplay by Yunus Sajawal in boring and uninteresting! Dialogues by Sanjay Chhel seem dated. Cinematography by Vikas Sivaraman is impressive. Ajay Devgn gives in his best, but is letdown by a non-existent script and torturous screenplay. Sanjay Dutt looks old! It's not entertaining to watch him on the silver screen in this avatar anymore. It seems like Kangna Ranaut signed on this movie only to show off her assets, because that's all she does in the movie. Besides that too, she's screechy and irritating! Lisa Haydon looks ravishing. However, she just can't act!
Arjun Rampal looks cool and dashing. One wonders the reason he chose to be a part of this disaster. Chunky Pandey and Satish Kaushik contribute a few funny scenes. A special mention for Arjun Rampal's mother – she provides a few laughs at the start.

Overall, stay away from these Rascals! Even if you love the 'masala' entertaining flicks (there are many other options available – Golmaal, Housefull, Munnabhai MBBS, etc); even if you're a mad Ajay Devgn or Sanjay Dutt fan (watch All The Best again instead); even if you can't wait to watch Kangna Ranaut and Lisa Haydon in a bikini (surf the internet instead); and even if you're in desperate need of some light fun entertainment (watch Deewana Mastana again instead)!! Basically, just stay away!! Absolutely nothing… Nothing is worth these painful 2 hours!!!

Rating –  (One and a half star)

Author – Rishitu Amarnani

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Posted on: 24 May 2017 at 1:59am
It is entertaining movie but it is not entertain the audience and It is time pass movie.

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Posted on: 17 October 2011 at 11:57pm
this movie is a remake of 1988 movie Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. the english version was more hilarious than this one.

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Posted on: 09 October 2011 at 7:54pm
I dont even need to read the review to know Iam not gonna like this one. I can see in the promos that the comedy seems very forced and personally I dont prefer Kangana in these type of roles. Didnt like Double Dhamaal either. Comedies just dont seem to be all that funny these days... I wish dear Kangana sticks to roles with substance rather tahn being a decorated wallflower.

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Posted on: 09 October 2011 at 8:50am
The review is the same as another failed comedy's (cant remmbr wich one tho!) except the changed names ...

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Posted on: 08 October 2011 at 7:08pm
Wow we enjoyed this movie on the big screen...It was gr8 to watch a comedy after such a long time...

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Posted on: 07 October 2011 at 9:34am
i was not expecting any more than one star anyways. i have out grown stupid comedy. It has half star too much. guys in their 50's making a fool out them selves is not funny.

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Posted on: 07 October 2011 at 9:28am
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Posted on: 07 October 2011 at 8:56am
hardly surprised..even the promos look hardly funny!

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Posted on: 07 October 2011 at 5:33am
I am so disappointed with Kangna Ranuat. She showed a lot of promise when she started. She is ruining her career with such films.

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