"Tere Bin Laden" fame Abhishek Sharma's latest directorial venture "The Shaukeens" has created a lot of buzz in the media for two good reasons. Firstly, it is a remake of 1982 cult classic comedy "Shaukeen" starring Ashok Kumar, Utpal Dutt, AK Hangal, Rati Agnihotri and Mithun Chakraborty. Secondly, it features Bollywood Superstar Akshay Kumar in an extended special role.
"The Shaukeens" is a family entertainer that is high on comic quotient. The movie is all about how three retired old men try to impress a girl, who is of the age of their granddaughter. "Pan Singh Tomar" filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia has penned the script for the modern adaptation of "Shaukeen" and has made several changes in the characterisation and screenplay in a bid to strike a chord with the younger generation.
Anupam Kher, Annu Kapoor, Piyush Mishra and Lisa Haydon have played the lead roles in "The Shaukeens". Akshay Kumar appears as alcoholic superstar and his portions are one of the main highlights of the film. Abhishek Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor, Suniel Shetty, Dimple Kapadia and Michelle have made special appearances.
"The Shaukeens", which is made on a budget of ₹35 crore, has been produced by Ashvin Varde, Murad Khetani and Akshay Kumar. While Chaudhary Amalendu handled cinematography for "The Shaukeens", Yo Yo Honey Singh, Hard Kaur, Vikram Nagi and Arko Mukherjee have composed music for the songs of the movie, which have already become a hit with listeners.
Having received U/A certificate from the Censor Board, "The Shaukeens" released in overseas theatres on 6 November. The filmgoers, who watched the movie, are impressed with its entertainment quotient and have said that the lead actors' performances, engrossing screenplay, punch dialogues, comedy scenes, trendy music, amazing camera work, exotics locales of Mauritius are the main highlights of the film.
Continue to read "The Shaukeens" movie review by viewers, who tweeted them after watching the film.
What a mad cap comedy is #TheShaukeens Akshay Kumar will have you rolling in the aisles. Do watch folks. Anu Kapoor and Akshay Kumar have knocked it out of the park in #TheShaukeens they're on another level!
Watched the shaukeens yesterday! Fell off my chair laughing. Not to miss! All the best @akshaykumar and team :)
#TheShaukeens is a laugh riot. Go watch it guys!
Sree Prasad Nair
Interval #TheShaukeens is good so far. @annukapoor_ @AnupamPkher & #PiyushMishra rocking. @HaydonLisa confident. Akshay Kumar entry just nw! Akshay Kumar making super fun of himself! #TheShaukeens Paisa wasool entertainer #TheShaukeens AK rocked n 20mns cameo. Gr8 comic timing @AnupamPkher #Piyush @annukapoor_ @HaydonLisa scene stealer
#TheShaukeens awesome film!@akshaykumar sir at his best!!@AnupamPkher sir piyush sir n anu kapoor sir kamaal trio!!!super direction sharmaji. N yes @HaydonLisa needs a special mention!!!!my god awesome she was in d film n superrrrr hot!!!way to go girl.
20 minutes of Akshay Kumar in #TheShaukeens is better than his last 20 films. Comic timing reminiscent of Bhool Bhulaiyaa days.
Just saw #the shaukeens..After a long time ek aayi jisne prove kiya script is d real hero.loved it. @AnupamPkher @annukapoor_ and piyush ji
#Shaukeen a must watch a total laugh riot. Awesome stuff @akshaykumar @HaydonLisa @AnupamPkher @AnnukapoorFC and Piyush Mishra
Sagari G Nayak
A barrel of laughs,fantastic performances,a film that takes the stress of life away.AK u are brilliant as usual.@AnupamPkher #TheShaukeens
Watched #TheShaukeens today.Hindi cinema is redefining 'comedy' genre.. @AnupamPkher and @akshaykumar ki unique jodi will make you ROFL..
If you want to have a good time with fun songs,appealing glamour,fine performances n rib tickling dialogue then don't miss #TheShaukeens
Outstanding performances of @AnupamPkher @annukapoor_ and piyush mishra in shoukeen
Jus saw The Shaukeens. Only one word Hilarious. #moviereview #mustwatch @AnupamPkher #anukapoor #piyushmishra are jus fabulous
Watched #TheShaukeens ! light comedy film .. Makers didnt use the alcoholic superstar Akshay Kumar much .. 1 time watch movie