Hat Trick - Movie Review
This week, I saw the movie Hattrick. The movie is about the separate lives of three cricket fans. Since, it does not have much propaganda about India 'winning the world cup', it is an ok cricket movie to watch after India's ouster.
Hattrick - 6/10 - movie review of the comedy starring Nana Patekar, Danny Denzongpa, Kunal Kapoor, Rimi Sen and Paresh Rawal. The first cricket fan is David (Danny Denzongpa), a former cricketer who is sick in hospital and wishes to view the world cup on TV. Nana Patekar is his strict doctor. The second cricket fan is Kunal Kapoor who is so crazy about cricket that he chooses to watch it on his honeymoon. His wife Rimi Sen is very irritated. The third Indian cricket fan is Paresh Rawal who is working as a cleaner in England. He wants British citizenship and pretends he is a fan of the England cricket team. Meanwhile his daughter falls in love with a British negro whom he disapproves of.
Hattrick ends with Nana Patekar conspiring with Harsha Bhogle, Alan Wilkins and the other nerdy ESPN sports host to create a fake telecast of the cricket world cup finals between India and England in which India win. In the other parallel stories, Kunal Kapoor does a striptease to make his wife jealous while Paresh Rawal refuses UK citizenship and returns to India.
Hattrick started out with a fun concept, but the script ended up with too many holes. There were quite a few unethical jokes against the negro boyfriend and the promotional spots given to companies like Federal Express looked so fake. Nana Patekar and Danny Denzongpa's performance was great. The other actors did a reasonably okay job. The song 'wicket bacha' (save your wicket) is catchy and reminded me of Sourav 'ball wasting' Ganguly's performance in the world cup. If you are a cricket fan then it is a good timepass comic movie to watch.
Did you see Hattrick ?