Mere Dost Picture Abhi Baki Hai – Movie Review
Starring – Suneil Shetty, Rajpal Yadav, Om Puri, Udita Goswami
Producer – Narendra Singh, Asif Sheikh
Director – Rajnish Raj Thakur
Genre – Comedy
Rating – * ½
By Kreative Access Media
The film would have been much better if it would have been shot as a spoof. However, eventually, it turns out to be no less than one. The story is decent. But a loose script & boring narration turns the film into a below average one. At times, one feels that the director of the film is actually facing all the hardships that Suneil’s character faces, albeit in the film. “MDPABH” is full of ordinary dialogues, meaningless songs & unnecessary characters, all combined in an awful script. And all this chaos turns the film into a joke which has been recited numerous times before. The only silver lining in the film is another unnecessary character of Rajpal Yadav. But even he, too, appears to be boring after a point of time.
The story is about Amar Joshi (Suneil Shetty), who is very fond of films & aspires to be a filmmaker. In the process, he sells his video library & goes to London to study the art of cinema. After completing the course, he decides to come to Mumbai where his only contact is Suraj (Rajpal Yadav), who himself is a struggling actor. The story further takes shape to reveal all the obstacles an aspiring filmmaker has to face before his dream comes true. However, here too, the situations are cliché & the film has nothing new to offer. Be it producers obsessed with sex in their films or those who sleep with women or the underworld connection, the film has everything. And hence, it is not something which is fresh.
The performances in the film too, are below average. However, Suneil Shetty manages to do a decent job. He looks convincing as a struggling director who is desperate for his first break. But expecting his performance to lift the entire film is ridiculous. Rajpal Yadav’s character is a struggling actor who cannot speak English but tries very hard which results in him saying “constipation” for “congratulation”. However, after a point of time, even he begins to annoy. And the less said about the other characters in the film, the better. The music, too, is avoidable. Also, technically the film falls flat on its face. A scene in which Suneil’s Dad scolds him for thinking of becoming a filmmaker; you can see a B.E.S.T. bus in the background, when actually they were supposed to be in Varanasi. In the climax too, Shyan Munshi is seen eloping with Udita Goswami on a bike & in one frame; you can clearly see that it is not Shyan but actually a body double.
Overall, “MDPABH” is a film which can be easily missed. However, the concept had potential & the review could have turned out to be completely different had the treatment of the film been any better. But such is not the case & hence, we can very easily predict that the film will turn out to be one of those which will be very soon forgotten by the audience.