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Phas Gaye Re Obama: The kidnapping saga


Phas Gaye Re Obama
“Phas Gaye Re Obama” does not indulge in slapstick comedy, neither does it follow a formula. The beauty of this film is its storyline which is brought out impeccably as the plot unfolds.

During the film, there are several moments where it seems easy to guess what happens next, but admirably enough the film steers clear of stereotypes and heightens the mood, keeping the audience curious about its climax.

That’s the stamp of a well-written script with dialogues so precise yet not repetitive, one has to try very hard to spot a bloomer.

“Phas Gaye Re Obama” is about NRI businessman Om Shastri who lives in recession-hit America and is on the verge of bankruptcy. He decides to come to India to sell a family haveli. Soon after he arrives, Shastri is kidnapped and this sets in motion a series of unfortunate incidents for the poor businessman.