The producers of “Tamanchey” (“Guns”) are being sued by a man who claims to have directed the film but hasn’t been credited for it. This is hardly new or surprising in an industry not known for respecting writers and directors. What’s really baffling is that someone would want to take credit for this appalling gangster film.
As on-the-run prisoners Munna and Babu, Nikhil Dwivedi and Richa Chadda seem to be competing to see who can come up with the most ridiculous line delivery. (Dwivedi’s faux Bhojpuri accent sounded like he spent an hour learning the language before launching into monologues)
They get plenty of help from visual director Navneet Behal, who seems determined to add to the ridiculousness quotient of the film. (The villain is about to stab Chadda with a knife, when someone calls him. He mutters “climax ke pehle hi breaking news aa gaya” (“breaking news, just before the climax”) and walks off, forgetting about the knife and Chadda).
The story is straightforward – two convicts on the run meet and fall in love. The girl is a gangster’s moll, but that does not stop our hero from falling for her, even though, as he tells her, she is a woman who wears “jean pant” and drinks alcohol.