Married couple Sanjay Atre (Emraan Hashmi) and Neetu (Vidya Balan) are a team of former dupers who have robbed enough to last comfortably for a few years. However, greed takes the better of them when Sanjay receives a call from Pandit (Rajesh Sharma) who in turn has a mega heist planned. Lured by the humungous amount of money Sanjay gives in to the master plan of both Pandit and Idris (Namit Das). The robbery is executed and the trio (Sanjay, Pandit and Idris) decide to meet three months later to distribute the money which till then will remain with Sanjay.
Three months later, both Pandit and Idris contact Sanjay only to realise he doesn’t recognise them anymore, has lost his memory in an accident and knows nothing of the stolen money. How messed up his life gets once Pandit and Idris hold him at gun point to find out their money is what follows through the rest of the plot.
The film takes off interestingly. Right from the dinner table conversation of Sanjay and Neetu to the quirky personalities of the two and the introduction of both Pandit and Idris, everything sucks you right into the film and makes you laugh and guffaw.
What raises the bar higher is the absolutely hilarious bank robbery sequence that the trio conducts wearing masks of Dharmendra, Amitabh Bachchan and Utpal Dutt. Each of them wears masks according to their personality and the expressions of the masks especially that of Utpal Dutt will leave you in splits completely!
Rajkumar Gupta has given us great films like Aamir and No One Killed Jessica. But his latest offering is not as impressive as was expected. Sure, there are a few funny scenes in the movie (the bank robbery sequence, for example), but most of the times, the humour seems forced (The sequence where the two accomplices are waiting for Sanju outside his house in their night-wear and the unfortunate commuter, who keeps running into the robbers every time they board a train, seems absurd and unnecessary).
Moreover, the second half tends to drag a lot and the climax scene, though different from usual Bollywood films, explains nothing and ends up leaving many questions unanswered. The so-called suspense (about the location of the money) too is so obvious that anyone paying attention to the film, might have been able to guess it before the mystery unfolded.
The usually dark and edgy Emraan gives a very restrained performance in the film and is bound to impress everyone. Vidya Balan as the loud Punjabi wife is an absolute delight to watch and after serious performances in The Dirty Picture and Kahaani, Balan proves that she can tackle comedy with equal ease.Rajesh Sharma, who has acted in films such as Khosla Ka Ghosla, No One Killed Jessica and Special 26, to name a few, gives a chuckle-worthy performance as Pandit whereas Namit Das is decent enough.