The opening credits and the song are different from the usual movies and portrays “India Shining” since Independence in every field- education, communication, space, White Revolution, transport, business, malls, real estate. There is even a footage of Mrs.Indira Gandhi asking Indian astronauts “Ooper se Bharat kaisa dikhta hai aapko?” and the astronauts reply “Saare jahan se achha”. I think the translation will not do justice to the dialogue. I don’t know why but the footage filled my heart with pride momentarily. The movie being a Warner Bros. production also fills the heart with hope and expectation of a good movie. Here is a trailer:-
The story:- Binita Sen (Kirron Kher) has left her husband in Kolkatta and along with her daughter Nitya ( Tanushree Datta) has moved to Mumbai. The house wives ( Sharon Prabhakar, Lilete Dubey to name a few) in the housing complex are the typical gossip mongers and Saas-Bahu serial addicts. Binita goes to a stock broker Firoz (Farooque Sheikh) to sell some old shares for money and from then on her passion and eventually the passion of all the ladies for stocks and Sensex begins. Also Nitya finds a friend in neighbour Ritesh (Ankur Khanna) and a job in a call center. But a love triangle begins between her, him and another neighbour Kirti (Masumeh Makhija) who is a gold digger. The story is also about the strained mother-daughter relation.
The cast:- Kirron Kher is graceful,composed and suited for her role. She has done justice to the role of Binita who is not a typical kitty partying type and gossiping kind of lady. Tanushree can’t act. Ankur is cute but then again not much of an actor. Farooque Sheikh has done well in his role. Masumeh is for the oomph factor and is good at it. Rest are fine.
The movie:- The mixture of woman power, finance and humor could have been a good story but somehow its turns out to be dull. Humor is based on the different stereotypes living in the building along with some sexual innuendos. The climax and the acting in it is lame. The music is not anything exceptional but the best thing is songs are of hardly two minutes duration. A shorter movie length and a tighter story line would have been better. So the expectations at the beginning are not met by the movie. It is interesting and enjoyable in parts. Watch it on DVD on a lazy Sunday afternoon in the vacation season.