Saat Uchakkey (2016) Movie Review
An ensemble of fine talent like Manoj Bajpayee, Kay Kay Menon, Annu Kapoor, Anupam Kher and Vijay Raaz enticed me to give Saat Uchakkey a try. With deepest regret on my decision, I wish to report on the 2+ hours of sheer mental torture endured by me. [Read: M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016) Movie Review ]
Saat Uchakkey is about a group of small time Delhi thugs led by Pappi (Manoj Bajpayee) and a wannabe lawyer called Jaggi (Vijay Raaz) who try to pull a treasure heist inside a run down haveli owned by a violent senile man (Anupam Kher in a cameo). A cop (Kay Kay Menon) who has an eye on Pappi’s girl (Aditi Sharma) is the big hurdle in their way to the treasure.
The movie starts irritating you within the first few minutes which are devoted to introduce a character called Bichchi (Anu Kapoor). He is a hypnotist who uses his ‘powers’ to escape from a mental asylum. His climatic revealation is also thoroughly confusing….Who the hell was he? you wonder!
Cuss words and abuses of the lowest level are liberally used for no rhyme or reason. I have no problem with abuses used in right context like in Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ (2012) but when Aditi Sharma threatens a vegetable vendor of shoving a lauki down his posterior, it is a cringe inducing moment. Yucks!
The treasure hunt in the second half is hardly thrilling and trust me, will either make you check your phone for messages or stare at the exit door in anticipation of quick release from the torture unfolding on screen. [Read: Beiimaan Love (2016) Movie Review ]
As a movie buff who catches every new release, I have seen many bad films in my life – films which have tested my patience and tolerance level. This one actually came too close to breaking it… possibly cos it had so many “otherwise good actors” get together and give us their worst performances ever.
Don’t suggest this movie to even your sworn enemy as an act of vengeance. Have some pity on that person.
SAAT UCHAKKEY || Official Trailer || In Cinemas 14th Oct, 2016 || Wave Cinemas