Sankat City

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Sankat City

Sankat City

Pankaj Advani writes and directs an energetically amusing comedy about two con-artists, a film director, a kingpin, his driver, a religious guru and a builder among many more colourful characters. The only Indian comedy that I liked of 2009 is ‘The President Is Coming’. Then after lacklustre films like ‘Billu’, ‘Sankat City’ felt fresh. The film moves at a very steady pace keeping the viewer hooked from start to finish. There is not one boring moment and plenty to laugh about. The story could have used more development but the comedy factor compensates for this flaw. The cast is very good. Kay Kay Menon excels in an out-and-out comedic role. This actor has shown that he is capable of playing any character. Rimi Sen is a big surprise. I have never been impressed by her acting in the past but here she is spot on and looks great too. Yashpal Sharma too springs a surprise in a non-villainous role while Anupam Kher is back in villain mode but this time with a touch of comedy. There are also numerous interesting references to other films which have been cleverly used in the dialogues written by Advani. ‘Sankat City’ is full throttle entertainment.

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