2.5 Good

The Shaukeens

The Shaukeens is a story of three oldies - KD, Lali and Pinki. These lusty old men plan a trip to Mauritius after it becomes difficult, rather life-threatening for them to get some action in Delhi.

In Mauritius the trio stay with a young fashion designer Ahana (Lisa Haydon). Ahana, a huge Akshay Kumar fan, is nursing a broken heart.

Akshay Kumar (playing himself), is an alcoholic superstar desperately wanting to win the National Award. He is stuck between a Bengali director who gives him tips on method-acting and a secretary, hell bent on getting his superstar boss focus on Rs.200- cr club.

When Akshay Kumar comes to Mauritius for a shoot, Ahana falls in love with him. The three oldies, needless to say, are already in love (read lust) with Ahana. In the end, who gets whom and what, is all that The Shaukeens is about.

The Shaukeens is a remake, rather recreation of Basu Chatterjee's 1982 Shaukeen starring Ashok Kumar, Utapal Dutt, AK Hangal, Rati Agnihotri and Mithun Chakraborty. Directed by Abhishek Sharma, The Shukeens boasts of pace and crispy dialogs. Tigmanshu Dhulia's tight screenplay and flawless act by the three veterans make the film immensely watchable.