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EMI disappoints viewers
Friday's release EMI does not come up to the expectations of the audience. It gets a scant rating and is found lifeless. The happenings seem very predictable rendering the movie not so worth watching!
THE ECONOMIC liberalisation set in a new advent hitherto unknown to Indian economy which is an increase in the usage of loans and plastic-money (read credit cards). In many cases (reports indicate around 25 per cent of these loans or credit-cards) holders end up as defaulters. Naturally then, to recover the money, institutions (banks and other lending agencies) hire recovery agents which are ‘your’ not-so-friendly local goons.

Such was the menace created by these agents that it drove many people to commit suicide. It was then that the Supreme Court directed that the recovery through forced means is illegal.

Does Saurabh Kadra’s film EMI address this issue?

Well not quite, because the film doesn’t deal with the seamier side of EMI business (though there are fleeting references like suicide by Aman Verma) but the film is cast in an escapist fare and is given a feel-good feel.

The point now is, does the film entertain?

Definitely not!

It is one of those films (bet there are quite a lot in a year) that meander endlessly.

The film kicks off with Ryan Braganza (Arjun Rampal) leading a luxurious life, thanks to credit-cards. He takes a fancy for Nancy (Malaika Arora Khan) and to woo her spends royally. No points for guessing that he is royalty.

The second story is that of Ashish Chaudhry and Neha Uberoi. A much-in-love couple who plan to marry and to lead a comfortable life with car, lap-top etc, not to forget the exotic honeymoon at a foreign locale. Yes, they take loan.

The third story is that of a retired man (Kulbhushan Kharbanda) who to fund his sons’ studies abroad, takes a loan.

The fourth story is that of a widow (Urmila Matondkar) who, in order to fulfill the insurance-claim of her husband, must prove that he was murdered. She sets up a witness courtesy, a bhai and to pay-up bhai for his services, takes a loan.

Naturally, all the four protagonists become defaulters and the cases of recovery come to Good Luck Agency headed by Sattar Bhai (Sanjay Dutt).

The manner in which these stories get resolved forms the narrative.

The film could have been an interesting watch but the happenings are not only very mundane but also very predictable, rendering the entire film lifeless!

What rocks the movie:

Absolutely nothing!

What chucks the movie:

Absolutely everything!


Give EMI a miss because this EM will make you go haaye haaye!
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