Subhash K. Jha on Short Kut - The Con Is On

Film: "Short Kut - The Con Is On"; Director: Neeraj Vora; Cast: Akshaye Khanna, Arshad Warsi, Amrita Rao; Rating: *

"Short Kut" was not a bad film to begin with. It was probably a terrific idea for a comedy of misguided zeal - a hammy actor, Arshad Warsi, stealing a struggling scriptwriter Akshaye Khanna's great plot and becoming a superstar.

But in the absence of motivated mirth, the comedy just plunges out of control and is navigated entirely by the comic capabilities of Arshad Warsi.

Arshad plays that nightmare of every entertainment industry... He can effortlessly go over the top while hamming.

"Short Kut" was probably an idea that got lost in translation. There are signs of sparkle that fizzle out as