A simpleton who is on the brink of a break up, caught in a dangerous money deal. Caught in the chase for a bagful of money, are his private detective friend, a heartbroken woman, a French-obsessed gangster and the gangsters moll, all thrown into a game of cat-and-mouse chase. Layers of secrecy unfold and game gets worse as th...more
A simpleton who is on the brink of a break up, caught in a dangerous money deal. Caught in the chase for a bagful of money, are his private detective friend, a heartbroken woman, a French-obsessed gangster and the gangsters moll, all thrown into a game of cat-and-mouse chase. Layers of secrecy unfold and game gets worse as the night wears on. less
“The plot truly adheres to the name "UttPataang", & holds only a few laughs.”
I would not blame you if you were to have a dubious feeling about a film if it is called Utt Pataang and it is made by a company called Rash productions. Both these pointers should make you want to stay away from theatres playing it and I would urge you strongly to follow that instinct.
The movie stars Vinay Pathak as the straight honest guy and Vinay Pathak as the gangster with a French hangup and Saurabh Shukla as his pal. It also has Mona Singh who talks as if a voice deep inside her head is telling her what to do which is why it all comes out sounding so dazed and Mahi Gill who acted in Dev D but definitely does no acting here. There are also some assorted gangsters of whom one is really funny and Delnaz Paul who could have just been a voice and not a presence, so irrelevant is she.
The story is utt pataang definitely. I dont know where to begin telling it to you since thats the way it goes in the movie, back and forth. Rather an interesting way to explain events that fox you to begin with, if only it were done faster. Vinay the straight is dumped by Mahi for Vinay the crooked and she runs away with some money. Mona runs away from home and hooks up with the straight guy. The detective does unexplained things with the gangsters money and behaves strangely with his friend, the straight guy and the ex girlfriend mainly to move the story along.
The first half is s..l..l..o..w though the second half has a few assorted laughs thanks to the gangsters. The only saving grace in the film is that there is no Ranvir Shorey in it. I would not have lasted long enough in the theatre to see this utt pataang tale if he had been there to support his pal. For such small mercies, I as a film reviewer thank thee O God.