The title of Indrajit Nattoji’s film Aagey Se Right reminds me of my summers in Mumbai when I was in school. Most monsoon afternoons, I would use the family car and head out to meet my friends. And on this particular turn into my best friend’s college, I always would remind the driver, “Aagey Se Right.” On the flip side, I once read somewhere that Salman Khan’s motto is “In life go straight and turn right.” Sticking to this right angle, Shreyas Talpade and Kay Kay Menon both make up the cast of this funny flick which is meant to tickle your funny bone. Both Shreyas and Kay Kay have mastered the art of serious cinema as well as comedy—Welcome to Sajjanpur and Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd respectively are good examples of some of the funnier ones they’ve lent their talent too. Read on to see if Aagey Se Right is one to talk about or one to take a U-turn on.
Dinkar Waghmare (Shreyas Talpade) is your average cowardly policeman whose gun gets stolen while he is busy at work. His angle of the film is simply how the gun moves from gangster to infamous personalities. In turn the gun becomes the city’s object of affection and gains immense popularity amongst the gun-loving folk. On the parallel is terrorist Janubhai (Kay Kay Menon) who comes to India ready to ruin the city only to fall in love with a dancer, Pearl (Shehnaz Treasurywala). He turns to the his new buddy Raghav (Vijay Maurya) for romantic tips and how to woo a girl in India which ultimately is the only funny part of the film. Oh yeah, and there is a much needed nosey television news reporter who is present at every junction (Mahi Gill).
Erm. I’m not sure where to begin with this one. Normally when a film is not good—and I’m not saying that ASR is terrible, but it is a bit off track. The script of the film is far too lackluster and senseless if anything. The characters in the film are all far too cartoonish and it seems like everyone from the director to the actors have all tried far too hard. There is nothing natural in the script or execution of the film. As a director Nattoji fails to do create anything –funny or interesting.
Shreyas Talpade is a dud as is Kay Kay Menon which is really sad because they both are immensely talented. Mahi Gill is wasted and how. Shehnaz Treasurywala does not fit the frame of a bar dancer and is a complete miscast.
Aagey Se Right is a long road of nothingness which leads nowhere. Our take? Leave this one at the nearest red light — that would be the right thing to do.