If a bad film entertains you is it a good film? Or a bad good film? Or good bad film? With this profound thought my new year at the Hindi movies has begun. I am searching for a word that describes such movies. Its so bad that its good is too long.
Whats it about? Charlie (Abhishek Bachchan) along with with Bobby, Bipasha, Sikander, Neil & Omi Vaidya plan to rob gold bars worth (I forgot how many crores) from a moving train. The plan is chalked out by Victor Dada (Vinod Khanna) that requires the best of players who have no replacement and the above mentioned actors are the best we have to play the best players (dont laugh). What follows the train robbery is a repeat of twists and turns which we saw in Abbas Mustans last release Race.
Should you watch it? - Yes (in the theatre with a bunch of friends)
Why? Like I mentioned above Players is a bad film that entertains. It is unintentionally funny to the extent that you will forget that you are watching an action thriller. Dont believe me? Sample some nuggets worth one bar of gold each. Bobby Deols name in the film is Ronnie (I cringed every time someone called out his name), Vinod Khanna says Main fakr hoon beti but you hear Main fucker hoon beti. Jhonny Lever says Ghoda, Kutta, Bandar teenon aa chuke hai and we see Sikander, Abhishek and Omi Vaidya enter. Please help me decode whos who.
These lines by Neil Nitin Mukesh will echo in your ears long after the film is over open the door baby, close the door baby, play it baby. Not a single actor comes across intelligent enough for us to believe that they can actually pull all of that in the film. Omi Vaidya is the only one who irritated me the most and Johnny Lever is the only one who genuinely entertained me the most. Bipasha Basu plays an automobile expert and in one of the scenes she says maine booster laga diye hai. This time the director duo went for a complete new set of writers. 3 credited for story & 2 for screenplay so it took 7 players to make a mess out of the Italian Job.
Final few words: The tag line said Go for Gold. I went straight for the beer bottles in my fridge to celebrate what I saw.
Rating: ** (Above average)
Ticket meter: Worth 100 bucks