Friday 31 August 2012


Film: I M 24
Producer: Arindam Chaudhuri
Director: Saurabh Shukla
Cast: Rajat Kapoor, Ranvir Shorey, Neha Dhupia, Manjari Fadnis
Genre: Comedy, Social
Rating: Below Average

by Bhawana Somaaya
Shubendu is a principled middle-aged writer struggling to make two ends meet. He is 42 and lives a drab life till he makes an internet friend, a 22 year old beauty queen and for the first time is tempted to lie. His roommate, Gagan is a smooth operator who lives in a make believe world without a penny in his pocket. What follows is a ride of lies and embarrassing tales of cover-ups.
What works about the film:
The first half of the film is absolutely hilarious and the narrative engaging.
It is a saucily written screenplay and deliciously performed by a team of brilliant actors like Saurabh Shukla, Lillete Dubey and ofcourse the four lead players – Rajat, Ranvir, Neha and Manjari.
What does not work:
The second half does not live up to the promise of the first half and drags unnecessarily. The climax is particularly disappointing and almost unbelievable.
For those exposed to the best of Saurabh-Rajat combo this one lacks the magic. I give it 2 or 4 days in cinema halls.

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