Producers: Sanjay Dutt, Sanjay Ahluwalia and Vinay Choksey
Director: David Dhawan
Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgn, Kangna Ranaut, Arjun Rampal, Lisa Haydon, Chunkey Pandey, Satish Kaushik, Hiten Paintal and others
Story: Rascals, as the title suggests, is the story of two conmen Chetan (Sanjay Dutt) and Bhagat (Ajay Devgn) who are experts in their profession. But, the drama begins when they fly to Bangkok and bump into Khushi (Kangna Ranaut), a rich businesswoman here, who becomes their fantasy instantly and soon the lust, turns into love. While, these rascals are busy chasing their dream girl, they fall in trouble as Anthony (Arjun Rampal), one of their biggest old-time victims, kidnaps their lady-love in order to get his money back. Now, will these rascals be able to set Khushi free and return money to Anthony, is the rest of the story.
Story Treatment: Unlike any other slapstick comedy, Rascals stands out because of its sense of humour, which is direct with no double meaning dialogues. The characters show no reluctance and are at comfort sharing cheesy talks. The attempt of the two rascals over powering each other time and again in the film gets boring after a point of time. The comic-timing between Sanjay and Ajay is refreshing and brilliant and tickles the funny bone most of the times.
Star Cast: Sanjay Dutt delivers a paisa-vasool performance. Ditto for Ajay Devgn, who yet again proves his prowess at the art of comedy. Kangna Ranaut complements the two rascals with her acting skills though she could have done without clinging to each of them after every two seconds. Arjun Rampal is good in the small but pivotal role.
Direction: King of comedy, David Dhawan, is back with a bang. Renowned for his masala entertainers, Dhawan yet again offers a completely hilarious drama which will surely appeal to the masses – his major target audience. Ajay- Sanjay combination will work wonders for him as they carry the entire film on their shoulders.
Music/ Cinematography/ Dialogues/Editing: Music doesn’t ring a bell at all except, for the title song which boasts of refreshing beats. Cinematography is strictly ok as it does nothing other than emphasising the vital statistics of the babes around. Dialogues are funny, in fact, simple yet refreshing. Editing is crisp.
3 Ups and 3 Downs: Hilarious performances by actors, crisp screenplay and dialogues are strong points. Unnecessary songs in the narration, unimpressive cinematography and predictable storyline disappoint.
On the whole, Rascals is yet another masala movie with a strong star cast to make it sail through at the box-office.