Movie: Teraa Surroor
Direction: Shawn Arranha
Cast: Himesh Reshammiya, Farah Karimaee, Naseeruddin Shah, Shekhar Kapur, Kabir Bedi
Music: Himesh Reshammiya
Cinematographer: Maneesh Chandra Bhatt
Genre: Romance, Drama, Action
What is it about: It serves as a sequel to the 2007 film “Aap Kas Surroor”. It’s a story about a paid assassin Raghu (Himesh Reshammiya), who is madly in love with her girlfriend Tara (Farah Karimaee). But his profession is a huge wall in his relationship, what lengths he goes to make this work among the chaos happening in the background forms the crux of the story directed by Shawn Arranha.
Why it’s disappointing: I wonder when few people will understand that certain jobs are not their forte, and when you force yourself in that direction, it will just result in films like “Teraa Surroor”. The story is penned by Himesh Reshammiya, which didn’t have anything to offer even in the terms of mindless masala flick. The film is rigid that refuses to take focus of the lead, who is as rigid as an iron rod.
Himesh is so wooden that in every scene is more focussed on showcasing his chiselled body and strutting his triceps. And this happens when he’s stand still or running or in action and even in a romantic scene. He can’t emote, not even for a moment, even when he has an intense scene with Farah. In order to show that he can emote, they have used excess amount of glycerine which is evident in most of the scenes. It looked like Himesh is fulfilling his wish of being an actor. But a humble request please stick to music director, because you’re good at it.
The female lead played by a Netherland bred model Farah Karimaee, was exploited just for her looks, she hardly had any acting to do. She was made to run in slow-mo for no reason at places where it’s not required. All she did was that apart from looking hot in her well designed wardrobe. She was tall, pretty and had looks for an action flick. But went vain, hopefully if she returns to Bollywood should choose better films.
Then comes a list of actors who were roped in the film, which I wonder for what reason. I’m talking about actors like Shekhar Kapur, Shernaz Patel, Monica Dogra and Naseeruddin Shah. The list is quite heavy but the weightage of their roles and characterization was very poor.
The background score was excessive, every frame souped up with BGM. It gets to you after a while. The cinematography was inconsistent with variation in lens work, which looked very evident. Too many aerial shots, and some places it was forced.
Music could have been a strong point for this film, but it was mostly lifted from Himesh’s previous albums. So even that department goes dud.
What to watch out for: For the money spent, you get a visual tour of DUBLIN, other than that nothing is good about this film.
Verdict: Director Shawn Arranha couldn’t hold the stale story tight written by Himesh Reshammiya. Thus resulted in a movie which goes wrong in all manner with no moolah in it. Save yourself by just watching the trailer.