For cheap thrills, this reviewer showed the trailer of ‘No Entry Pudhe Dhoka Aahe’ to her mom, that led to a shriek, “Bikini in a Marathi film!” And just like the reviewer’s mother, Marathi audiences, who are accustomed to family sagas like ‘Kaksparsh’ and ‘De Dhakka’, were taken aback by Ankush Choudhary’s ‘No Entry Pudhe Dhoka Aahey’ that features the first ever bikini scene in the industry’s history. Now, we know many of you will flock the theatres to see this historic ‘unveiling’, but forgive us for playing spoilsport - Pudhe bikini naahi aahey!
What’s it about?
‘No Entry Pudhe Dhoka Aahe’ is the official remake of Anees Bazmee’s 2005 blockbuster hit ‘No Entry’ that starred Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor and Fardeen Khan. Prem (Ankush Choudhary) is a womanizer, who is cheating on his loving wife. He then even persuades his friend Kishen (Bharat Jadhav) (who is loyal to his wife) to hook up with femme fatale Bobby (Sai Tamhankar). To cover up their infidelity, a comedy of errors begins and the guys keep playing hide-and-seek with their wives.
Marathi cinema may be shredding its ‘conservative’ skin and taking a bold step ahead, but imitation is not the right step. Even if makers want to churn out remakes, why not choose movies like ‘3 Idiots’ or ‘Golmaal’ that better suit audience sensibilities?
Tamhankar, whose big bikini moment lasts for just three seconds, is a poor man’s Bipasha Basu. If you are expecting more, and especially after what the trailer seemed to promise, you will be hugely disappointed as the bikini scene is a blink-and-miss affair. Ankush Choudhary tries to fit into Salman’s shoes, but he really shouldn’t have even attempted to in the first place. On the positive side, Bharat Jadhav, as the henpecked husband, reminds us of Anil Kapoor and industry heartthrob Aniket Vishwasrao is endearing in the role originally essayed by Fardeen Khan.
A still from the film
The women of the movie are not impressive. Kranti Redkar who plays Bharat Jadhav’s wife continues to do what she’s been good at, and that is annoying the audience with her shrill voice. Manva Naik’s dancing will make you feel proud of your two left feet. Sai Lokur’s acting skills are average, but she sure is pretty and we wonder why she was not cast as Bobby!
Only one song from the soundtrack is worth mentioning and that is the title track - a catchy number that will stay with you long after you exit the cinema hall, even though Anu Malik singing in Marathi sounds like a thousand nyan cats mewing at once.
What to do?
Watch the original instead. You’d at least have Bipasha’s hot bod to drool over.
in.com rating: 2/5
Also see: Sneak Peek: No Entry Pudhe Dhoka Aahey
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