Two conmen(Sanjay Dutt & AjayDevgan) compete with each other and try to out-scheme each other in amusing yet surprising setups till they fall in love with the samegirl (Kangana Ranaut).
David Dhawan,the undisputed king of churlish jokes in Bollywood is back with Rascals, starring Ajay Devgan, Sanjay Dutt and Kangana Ranaut.
There was a time when David Dhawan used to make mindless movies back in the 90’s, but however mindless they might have been, you could still get few laughs out of them and go home without a bad hangover. However, with his latest venture “Rascals”, David Dhawan has hit an all time low. With Ajay Devgan and Sanjay Dutt as the so-called Rascals, David Dhawan tries to reclaim his glory days, but the film suffers from extremely shoddy humour (which borders on the tasteless), terrible acting, rhyming punchlines, pulling gags at the expense of the visually challenged, racist comments...alas the list is endless!
The film begins with an animation sequence where both the main characters – the rascals, played by Sanjay Dutt and Ajay Devgan are explained. Unfortunately, the film doesn’t end there and it goes on to successfully torment you.
So you have two con-men Chetan Chauhan (Sanjay Dutt) and Bhagat Bhosle (Ajay Devgan) who begin by conning the gangster Anthony played by Arjun Rampal. On their way to Bangkok, they become rivals and attempt to outdo each other. Their seemingly intense rivalry picks up when they spot a wealthy heiress Khushi (Kangana Ranaut). Sanjay Dutt masquerading as a 'charitable' new-age guru and Devgan pretending as a blind ex-serviceman, fall in love with the same girl - Khushi (Kangana Ranaut). In between, Lisa Haydon enters the scene in an inexplicable manner, only to add an oomph factor to the screen.
The film’s plot is inspired entirely from the Michael Caine-Steve Martin starrer classic 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels'. The only difference between the two is the packaging, with the new version being a typical Bollywood “mind” boiler.
The lame gags like the blind running marathons, botched suicide attempts and many more such tasteless jokes, give you a nightmarish sensation. Either you can sleep in self-defence or walk out in protest. Ajay Devgan and Sanjay Dutt, both highly talented actors try to outdo each other in hamming. And to choose a fair winner, Ajay Devgan beats Sanjay Dutt by miles. Sanjay Dutt, on the contrary gets to mouth some decent one-liners.
Kangana Ranaut shares no chemistry with the lead actors and to her credit, takes hamming to a whole new level. Throughout the film, when you watch Kangana Ranaut, you can’t help but liken her to a bimbo. Yunus Sejewal’s screenplay is highly erratic, inconsistent and humdrum.
Dialogues by Sanjay Chhel is anything but funny. Music director duo Vishal-Shekhar fail miserably and add to the whole torture factor of the film. Other characters, such as Arjun Rampal, Chunkey Pandey, Hiten Paintal, Bharti Achrekar, and Satish Kaushik are equally terrible and ham their way to glory on the screen. Chunkey's 'gujjubhai' act is callous rather than being funny.
If you are desperate and have nothing to do, instead of watching this film, please pick up a joke book. Since prevention is better than cure
, skip this unmitigated disaster of a film. Rascals by David Dhawan is an absolute Can't Watch!