Shortkut: The Con Is On

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  • 2009
  • 2 hr 36 min
  • 3.5  (960)

Shortkut: The Con Is On is a 2009 Hindi comedy film that stars Sanjay Dutt, Anil Kapoor, and Akshaye Khanna in the lead roles. The movie is directed by Neeraj Vora and produced by Anil Kapoor himself under the banner of Anil Kapoor Films Company. The movie revolves around the theme of friendship, betrayal, and ambition in the Hindi film industry. It is a story of two friends, Raju (Sanjay Dutt) and Shekhar (Anil Kapoor), who come to Mumbai with a dream of becoming successful film directors. While Raju is talented but lacks ambition, Shekhar is ambitious but lacks talent. They both struggle to make ends meet until one day, Shekhar's girlfriend, Mansi (Amrita Rao), introduces them to a producer, Ramesh (Aakash Khurana), who offers them a big break in the film industry.

The film's narrative takes a turn when Shekhar, driven by ambition, betrays Raju and steals his script to make his own film. This leads to a fallout between the two friends, and they go their separate ways. Raju, who is heartbroken and penniless, takes on odd jobs and struggles to make a living. Meanwhile, Shekhar's film becomes a huge hit and establishes him as a successful director.

The plot thickens when a Hollywood producer, played by Chunky Pandey, offers Shekhar a big-ticket film deal. However, Shekhar's luck runs out when he discovers that the Hollywood producer is actually a con man, and he has been conned into signing a fraudulent contract. Shekhar's film career is now at stake, and he turns to Raju for help.

The second half of the film is all about the struggles of Shekhar and Raju to make a film together and fulfill their dream of becoming successful filmmakers. They face innumerable challenges, including corrupt producers, greedy distributors, and a tight deadline. The rest of the film is a rollercoaster ride of emotions, drama, and humor as the two friends set out to prove their mettle and create a masterpiece.

One of the biggest highlights of the movie is the chemistry between Sanjay Dutt and Anil Kapoor, who share the screen after a long gap of 13 years. Their camaraderie and comic timing create some hilarious moments throughout the movie. Akshaye Khanna's nuanced and understated performance as the opportunist Shekhar adds depth to the film's ensemble cast. Amrita Rao also delivers a decent performance as the budding actress, Mansi.

The music of the film, composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, is catchy and memorable. The title track, "Shortcut to Dil", and "Jabse Dekha Hai Tumko" are some of the standout tracks of the film.

Overall, Shortkut: The Con Is On is an entertaining and light-hearted film that showcases the trials and tribulations of the Hindi film industry. It is a story of friendship, betrayal, and redemption that will keep you engaged till the end. The film's witty dialogues and humorous situations make it an enjoyable watch for all age groups.

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    2 hr 36 min
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    3.5  (960)