The Shaukeens

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  • 2014
  • 2 hr 2 min
  • 4.9  (3,112)

The Shaukeens is a Bollywood comedy film released in 2014. The movie was directed by Abhishek Sharma and produced by Ashvin Varde. The story revolves around three old friends who are also known as shaukeens - Lalchand (Anupam Kher), who is a hugger-mugger and suffers from diabetes; KD (Annu Kapoor), who is a bachelor and lives alone; and Pinky (Piyush Mishra), who is an alcoholic and a failed lawyer. The trio sets off on a trip to Mauritius, hoping to relive their youth and have some fun.

During their stay in Mauritius, the three friends meet Ahana (Lisa Haydon), a struggling fashion photographer. The trio develops a crush on Ahana and tries to woo her by offering her modeling assignments, a luxurious stay at their hotel, and much more. Ahana, initially irritated by their attention, later warms up to them, and they all become good friends. Meanwhile, Akshay Kumar, in a special appearance, plays himself, and Ahana gets a chance to work with him.

As the story progresses, it is revealed that the shaukeens have other motives for their trip. They are not interested in enjoying their time in Mauritius, but actually want to get away from their mundane lives back in India. Lalchand, who is a widower, has been prescribed by his doctor to lead a happy and lively life, which he hopes to find in Mauritius. KD, on the other hand, has always been single and wants to live free of responsibilities. Pinky, who is separated from his wife, wants to forget his sorrows and start afresh.

The film is a wholesome family entertainer and highlights the importance of living life to the fullest, regardless of age. The friendship between the three shaukeens is heart-warming and is a reminder of the importance of maintaining strong relationships throughout one's life. The chemistry between the lead actors, Anupam Kher, Annu Kapoor, and Piyush Mishra, is fantastic, and their comic timing is on point. Lisa Haydon, too, has done justice to her character and has brought a fresh breeze of air to the film.

The music of the film was composed by Yo Yo Honey Singh, Vikram Nagi, and Hard Kaur. The songs are peppy and the choreography is energetic, enhancing the overall entertainment factor of the film. The most popular song of the film, "Manali Trance," is still a favorite among Bollywood music lovers.

The film is a remake of the 1982 film "Shaukeen," but the director has put in his own touch to make it more relevant to contemporary audiences. The movie is a lighthearted comedy and doesn't aim to make any social commentaries or critiques. It is a good film to watch with family and friends and is sure to leave you with a smile on your face.

Overall, The Shaukeens is a must-watch film for those who enjoy light-hearted comedies. With a talented cast, feel-good music, and scenic locations, the movie is a perfect escape from the mundane routine of everyday life.

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  • Runtime
    2 hr 2 min
  • IMDB Rating
    4.9  (3,112)