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The first half of EMI shows how the greed and ambition of people are fancied by banks with sweet words and simple procedures. Ryan (Arjun Rampal) is a night club DJ who take credit cards from all sources and flirt with any beauty enter the club. Prerna Joshi (Urmila Matondkar) whose husband committed suicide but she is fighting to get the 2 Crore insurance money by trying to make the incident as a murder. To pay to the goons she has to take loan. Anil-Shilpa (Aashish Chaudhary – Neha Oberoi) they are planning to get married but they have some ambitious dreams. A retired employee (Kulbhushan Kharbanda) who had to take loan to help his son go for studies in overseas. Inevitably all 4 become defaulters and their respective files came to Good luck recovery agency, owned by Sattar Bhai (Sanjay Dutt). Sattar Bhai started his agency with 2 people and now 400 people are there to serve him. He uses every trick in the book and out of the book to get the money out of people. His latest interest is to enter into politics and then to social work. He got an advice to win the hearts of people. From here the story takes a shift. Watch the film to see how the Bhai treat the cases and start a love interest as well.

The theme was interesting and throughout the first half the movie did justice to the title and the theme. However, the second half brought a twist in direction which I feel damaged the impact the movie could have created. It is a lost opportunity for the makers.

The movie was promoted as a comedy, but the first half was almost a serious movie. However, when some comedy pumped to the film the subject got diluted. The theme got good scope of creating comedy, like cheating the debt collectors, hiding facts from woman interests etc., however the writer director Saurabh Kadra was less imaginative and didn’t put any effort to make it interesting.

The performance including Sanjay Dutt, Urmila Matondkar, Arjun Rampal, Aashish Chaudhary, Neha Oberoi…all were ok, but the writer let them all down by giving weak characters and lifeless situations. Kulbhushan Kharbanda’s performance however stands out. The supporting cast lead by Manoj Joshi were good.

Songs and Cinematography were average, Editing could have been better.

Overall, the movie doesn’t lives up to expectation. The first half did some justice to the topic but the fun was missing. The second half bought some smile but then the plot deviated to unwanted territories. The film may be worth a watch for Sanjay Dutt and some smiles brought out in the second half. The film fail to give out the message which was suppose to on the one hand and fail to create the smile as prompted by the genre called ’comedy’. Worth a watch at your own risk!