February 20, 2007

Khosla Ka Ghosla! - don´t mess with the Khoslas

What happens when your average middleclass Delhi family gets cheated out of their lifes savings and with it the plot of land they planned to build the house they always wished for?

They fight back. Not without initial difficulties though. Son Cherry (Parvin Dabas) has designs to move to the USA for a job in software engineering and has his mind anywhere but with his family´s problems. Older brother Bunty (Ranir Shorey) is a hot-head and and his ideas lead to more trouble then help. And dad (Anupam Kher) after getting no help from neither the police nor any other institution, resigns. It´s only after Cherry meets Asif Iqbal a former "business" partner of the evil K. Khurana (Boman Irani) that they start to develop the will and a plan to cheat the land right back from the mafiose constractor.

Enlisting the assistance of Cheetus girlfriend Meghna (Tara Sharma) and the theatre company she works for, they set up a charade that would do proud to the Bluffmaster.

2006 brought out some wonderful small movies off the beaten Blockbuster track. Dor, Pyaar Ke Side Effects, Ahista Ahista, Kabul Express. And Khosla Ka Gholsa is another example that a simple well rounded story, endearing characters and great actors do make an entertaining loveable movie. Especially if you have a caliber like Boman Irani playing the bad guy with a panache you love to hate.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi...for me it was one of the finest films of the year. But it didnt workout at the box office as much as it should have....this is a big problem in India, good films dont get box office success. No one in the list you mentioned succeeded at box office.