Whats it about? Emraan Hashmi is Sonu Dilli KKC (Kutti Kameeni Cheez). He is a small time arms dealer until he meets ACP Pratap (Randeep Hooda) and he is forcefully made to work for him because Hooda wants to find the top guy in arms the nexus. To top that he falls in love with Jhanvi Tomar (Esha Gupta) and his world which was Jannat till then becomes a living hell.
How is it? Good in parts
My Take The tag line says in the midst of hell he found heaven but for me Emraans life was a reverse of that. The film works every time Hooda and Hashmi share the screen space together. Their love hate relationship was far more entertaining than the love track between Emraan and Esha. Randeep Hooda is the show stealer with his drunken cop act and I give a damn attitude. He gets a meatier part than Hashmi. At times I thought its Hoodas film with Hashmi as a supporting actor. Some of the elements had shades of The Departed especially the track of putting Hashmi as the mole in Mangal Singh Tomars (Manish Choudhary) gang. In spite of his trying hard with the menacing look Manish Choudharys portrayal of a villain is the weakest link in the film besides the love story. Brijendra Kala (his second film this week) and Mohd. Zeeshan Ayub who plays Hashmis childhood friend Balli play their part well. He is superb in one scene towards the end. Kunal Deshmukh makes a fairly engaging film but doesnt go all out in his attempt to mix songs and skin show in a film that required being a taut thriller. It will be interesting to see him make a film outside Vishesh Films without songs and the mandatory love story. He has solid potential which still needs to come out in full force.
Word of mouth Whenever Hooda met Hashmi it was Jannat otherwise it was all Hell.
Rating - *** (Above Average)
Ticket Meter Worth 150 bucks.