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Rascals – movie review

Who will be crowned the King of Cons?


Rascals - movie review

On what should have been one of the happiest days of his life (on his engagement day) Anthony Gonsalves (Arjun Rampal) is robbed of Rupees 30 lakhs by a con man and on that particular day, the other con man divests him of his brand new Mercedes. Rascals movie review…

Chetan Chauhan (Sanjay Dutt) and Bhagat Bhosle (Ajay Devgan) are con men who happen to swindle Anthony Gonsalves (Arjun Rampal) separately but on the same day.

Chetan is a cultivated and suave master con, who operates in high society; among the rich and famous and usually goes for the big kill. Little does he realize that the guy he dismissed as small time is going to cost him big bucks.

With their ill begotten gains, they board a flight to Bangkok only to find themselves seated next to each other. As there is no way two can men can exist in the same town together, Chetan decides to send Bhagat packing back to India.

In Bangkok, Chetan and his fake charity The Art of Giving are successfully duping hundreds of locals; when he encounters the beautiful and immensely wealthy Khushi (Kangna Ranaut) and targets her as his next victim.

Khushi (Kangana Ranaut) is so wealthy that she’s surrounded by security men even when she goes swimming. But the security is no match of canny Chetan who gets to her with his fake charity and the bumbling Bhagat whose blind act captures her heart.

But before he can lay his hands on her cheque, who should appear but his nemesis Bhagat – this time in the guise of a navy officer, who has lost his sight in service of his motherland.

Bhagat lives by his wits and grabs money and opportunity whenever he can. On his way to Bangkok, he is dreaming big money and sexy broads, but finds himself playing blind to get even.

Khushi falls hook, line and sinker for the blind act and is filled with love and compassion for the brave Bhagu. Since Chetan does not want a lowly competitor infringing on his territory, he tries every trick in his book to get rid of Bhagat, while Bhagat uses his own arsenal to get back at Chetan and hang on to Khushi.

As their tussle intensifies, so does the laughter. They find themselves in stick situations engineered by each other, they are aided by assorted whacky characters like Dolly (Lisa Hayden), BBC (Chunky Pandey) and Nano (Hiten Paintal).

But all that matters in the end is – Who amongst the two Rascals will win the hand of the dishy Khushi and lay hands on her millions.

And who will be crowned the King of Cons? It has a surprising climax in Rascals.

Very few scenes amuse you in Rascals and the rest of it is a dumb comedy of one-upmanship between two con men but ends up with tasteless gags. Much was expected out of a David Dhawan film. A waste of talent of guys like Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgam and Arjun Rampal.

CAST of Rascals:
Sanjay Dutt as Chetan Chauhan
Ajay Devgn as Bhagat Bhosle
Kangna Ranaut as Khushi
Arjun Rampal as Anthony Gonsalves
Lisa Haydon as Dolly
Chunky Pandey as BBC
Satish Kaushik
Hiten Paintal as Nano
Mushtaq Khan

Credits & Crew of Rascals:
Directed By David Dhawan
Presented by Bharat Shah, Sanjay Dutt Productions Pvt. Ltd., Rupaliaum Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
Produced By Sanjay Dutt, Sanjay Ahluwalia & Vinay Choksey
Co Producers – Dharam Uberoi & Sanjiv Ahluwalia
Director of Photography – Vikas Sivaraman
Music – Vishal & Shekhar
Screenplay – Yunus Sajawal
Dialogues – Sanjay Chhel
Editor – Nitin Rokade
Art Direction – Shailesh Mahadik
Rascals – movie review

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