If you really believe that for some time, you can switch off your thinking process, forget that you possess fair amount of reasoning ability and practically keep your brain aside then Apna Sapna Money Money (ASMM) is the right kind of entertainment you could positively enjoy to the hilt.
ASMM is a story about a funnily impoverished yet pompous and colorful don who is eager to grab hold of his smuggled diamonds worth 50 crore. ASMM is a pleasing mélange of a platonic love story, a getup expert’s trickeries to swindle people of their belongings, a severely overexposed and overused dil mein chhed (hole in heart) tragedy and a cop’s ambitions to achieve something great in his career.
Frankly speaking, there is nothing new or outstanding about the story. In fact, the story writer has used the same worn-out gimmicks and settings to make the people laugh that have been used umpteen times in the past in uncountable movies. The only whiff of freshness is the screenplay coupled with witty and crunchy dialogues and powerful characterization. The film does boast of some not-so-likable humor but in moderate proportions as compared with the last hit Kya Kool Hai Hum. This shouldn’t restrain families from going to the cinemas and enjoying the film on holidays.
On the acting front, Ritesh has given stunning performance in a swindler’s role. He looks beautiful in the aunt’s attire and concentrates on the bearing successfully. The greenhorn in the filmdom, Shreyas (Iqbaal and Dor fame) is promising and performs well although he has little scope to show his talent. Jackie Shroff is excellent in the don’s role and Sunil Shetty is hilarious in inspector’s role. Both the senior actors have proved that they can fit into any role, provided the roles should be well-defined and in director’s control. Anupam Kher is as usual appropriate. Chunky Pande achieves some good rating in Nepali don’s role. He is definitely good at comedy and this is high time he got substantial number of opportunities to prove his mettle. Ceilina Jetly, Riya Sen and Koena Mitra satisfy the bare minimum requirement of having good-looking heroines to dance, expose and titillate audience’s fancy. Rajpal Yadav is excellent in Sarkar’s role.
Title song is good and “Paisa” song has a nice tune. All the songs have been picturised well and though mediocre, music is in accordance with the screenplay.
On the whole, ASMM is some good entertainment for those who love to watch paisa vasool films and sleep peacefully after leaving the experience back at the cinema gate while coming out. It surely tickles the funny bone although few may write off the effort.
Apna Sapna Money Money
Banner: Mukta Arts
Director: Sangeeth Sivan
Cast: Ritesh Deshmukh, Shreyas Talpade, Jackie Shroff, Sunil Shetty, Riya Sen, Ceilina Jetly, Koena Mitra, Vrajesh Hiraji, Anupam Kher, Chunky Pande, Sanjay Mishra, Sunil Pal, Rajpal Yadav, Vijay Patkar, Bobby Darling