The Shaukeens: Movie Review

Cast:-

Akshay Kumar, Lisa Haydon,Anupam Kher,Annu Kapoor, Piyush Mishra

Rating - **1/2

The movie is about three old men from delhi, Laali (Anupam Kher), Pinki (Piyush Mishra) and KD (Annu Kapoor). These men, two of whom have families believe in just one agenda in their wilting lives and that is sex. Since satisfying these pangs of lust becomes difficult for them in their hometown, they set out for the sun, beach and the bikni clad babes in Mauritius. The men are staying in a house KD booked which belings to Ahana (Lisa Haydon). The last but the most interesting and important character is of Akshay Kumar who plays himself in the movie with little tweaks here and there. The plot is the fact that the three oldies are running behind Lisa and she is running behind her favorite actor Akshay.

What we think:
It is a well known fact that this is a remake of the 1982 cult movie Shaukeen which starred veteran actors like Ashok Kumar, A K Hangal and Utpal Dutt. Lisa and Akshay's role were based on Rati Agnihotri and Mithoon's characters. It is an understatement to say that this is not a good remake. It certainly has many genrational modifications. Where there was a subtelty in the 1980's classic, the new version has a whole lot of double entendres and a type of humour which can best be described as cheap. The characters of the three men played by Anupam, Annu and Piyush are a little too gross to digest even if it was the theme of the movie. Though the acting cannot be faulted for anyone other than Lisa, it did not make the task any easier. Their blantant and lusty appreciation of the female assets is just one of the changes from the original film.

There is always an effortless flair to Anupam's acting even it is degraded to such characters. The actor does have his comic moments in the film but then again, it comes naturally to an actor of his caliber. Annu Kapoor and Piyush Mishra looked like they were too much in the character and specially Annu, who plays a flamboyant bachelor, seems exactly like anybody's imagination of an old pervert. Lisa Haydon looks smoking hot in the movie but the dusky actress definitely needs to keep on improving her acting skills to make it as attractive as herself. Akshay Kumar, now we know why the actor has been promoted as the main lead even if he his seen in less than half the movie. He is his usual self being the grumpily funny Akki. It's interesting to see how he plays a Bollywod superstar named Akshay Kumar and is also referred as Khiladi in the movie. His alcoholic character and the self-depracating jokes are well timed. We have to say he is a refreshing change in the movie and also the only good looking guy.

Abhishek Sharma, the director of the movie, has joined the throng of film-makers who make crass movies, and that is after he gave us Tere Bin Laden. It would have reached the level of enetertainment of the 1982 Shaukeen, if this movie had more interesting characters other than three predictably pervert old men and a heroine so dumb that she is the only girl in the world who doesn't doubt the intentions of these so obviously lusty men.

Our verdict is that you can go watch this movie for a few laughs but if someone enjoys the adult comedy genre, then they should not miss this movie.

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Pose like Lisa Haydon: Blow a kiss!

Must say, actress Lisa Haydon has the perfect flirty look, she blows out a kiss to all her fans during the recent promotion of The Shaukeens. The new age film The Shaukeens, which releases this Friday, features Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher, Annu Kapoor and Piyush Mishra in lead roles. Watch this video to know, what is Lisa 'Shaukeen' off!

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Celebs grace the premiere of 'The Shaukeens'

  • 'The Shaukeens' team including Lisa Haydon, Annu Kapoor and Anupam Kher caught a screening of their movie in Mumbai yesterday.
    'The Shaukeens' team including Lisa Haydon, Annu Kapoor and Anupam Kher caught a screening of their movie in Mumbai yesterday.
  • The Shaukeen trio was clicked together at the screening. It is a remake of 'Shaukeen', a cult film by Basu Chatterjee which starred Ashok Kumar, Utpal Dutt, A.K. Hangal and Rati in key roles.
    The Shaukeen trio was clicked together at the screening. It is a remake of 'Shaukeen', a cult film by Basu Chatterjee which starred Ashok Kumar, Utpal Dutt, A.K. Hangal and Rati in key roles.
  • While Anupam Kher was all suited up for the event, his co-star Annu Kapoor came in a formal white shirt teaming it up with quirky pants.
    While Anupam Kher was all suited up for the event, his co-star Annu Kapoor came in a formal white shirt teaming it up with quirky pants.
  • Is Anupam Kher jealous of Annu Kapoor? Actor Annu Kapoor was seen checking out what Lisa was wearing for the event. But we wonder why his mouth was open? Well Mr Kapoor, tell us too, what was so interesting about Lisa's attire?
    Is Anupam Kher jealous of Annu Kapoor? Actor Annu Kapoor was seen checking out what Lisa was wearing for the event. But we wonder why his mouth was open? Well Mr Kapoor, tell us too, what was so interesting about Lisa's attire?
  • The actress completely rocked this simple yet stylish look! The 'Queen' fame actress opted to wear a cream coloured top to which gave us a glimpse of her inner wear which she paired with a pair of blue denims.
    The actress completely rocked this simple yet stylish look! The 'Queen' fame actress opted to wear a cream coloured top to which gave us a glimpse of her inner wear which she paired with a pair of blue denims.
  • The beautiful Lisa couldn't contain her excitement as she posed with her friend. After her amazing performance in 'Queen', we are sure that she did a complete justice to this film too.
    The beautiful Lisa couldn't contain her excitement as she posed with her friend. After her amazing performance in 'Queen', we are sure that she did a complete justice to this film too.
  • Lisa strikes a pose for the shutterbugs. We think her friend liked the movie so much, that after watching it she gave her a kiss in order to show her appreciation for the film.
    Lisa strikes a pose for the shutterbugs. We think her friend liked the movie so much, that after watching it she gave her a kiss in order to show her appreciation for the film.
  • The superstar Akshay Kumar arrives for the screening. The actor will play himself in the movie i.e 'The superstar of Bollywood'.
    The superstar Akshay Kumar arrives for the screening. The actor will play himself in the movie i.e 'The superstar of Bollywood'.
  • Lisa Haydon, the female lead of the film said she's a fan of Rati Agnihotri's performance in the 1982 film 'Shaukeen', which has inspired her to do the film 'The Shaukeens'.
    Lisa Haydon, the female lead of the film said she's a fan of Rati Agnihotri's performance in the 1982 film 'Shaukeen', which has inspired her to do the film 'The Shaukeens'.
  • Akshay Kumar's cool avatar at the premiere grabbed all the eyeballs. We loved his salt n pepper beard look!
    Akshay Kumar's cool avatar at the premiere grabbed all the eyeballs. We loved his salt n pepper beard look!
  • 'Kill Dil' actor Ali Zafar who is busy in the promotions of his film took out some time to attend the premiere of 'The Shaukeens'. Also present at the screening was Yuvika Chaudhary.
    'Kill Dil' actor Ali Zafar who is busy in the promotions of his film took out some time to attend the premiere of 'The Shaukeens'. Also present at the screening was Yuvika Chaudhary.
  • Sajid Khan and Goldie Behl were in attendance.
    Sajid Khan and Goldie Behl were in attendance.

Actors of the new release, 'The Shaukeens' including Lisa Haydon, Akshay Kumar and Anupam Kher graced the premiere of their film. Have a look here:

Actors of the new release, 'The Shaukeens' including Lisa Haydon, Akshay Kumar and Anupam Kher graced the premiere of their film. Have a look here:

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