Short Kut – The Con is On : Cast and Crew
Banner – Studio 18, Anil Kapoor Films Company
Release Date – July 10, 2009
Genre – Comedy
Producer – Anil Kapoor
Executive Producer / Co-Producer – Rajat Rawail, Shahid Malik, Kanwal Inder Singh
Director – Neeraj Vora, Roshan Andrews
Lyricist – Javed Akhtar
Music Director – Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani, Loy Mendonca
Background Music – Salim Merchant, Sulaiman Merchant
Cinematography – Ashok Mehta, Johny Lall, Arvind Soni
Choreography – Bosco Martis, Caesar Gonsalves
Action – Abbas Ali Moghul
Art – Jayant Deshmukh
Editor – Rajiv Gupta
Screenplay – Anees Bazmee
Dialogue – Neeraj Vora
Story / Writer – Anees Bazmee
Akshaye Khanna…… Shekhar
Arshad Warsi…… Raju
Amrita Rao…… Mansi
Sanjay Dutt…… special appearance
Anil Kapoor…… special appearance
Chunky Pandey…… Guru Kapoor
Ali Asgar…… Vikram
Haider Ali…… Director
Short Kut – Movie Review
This film begins life as comedy, and has some decent one-liners in it, but somehow manages to lose its way within a short time.
Akshay Khanna and Arshad Warsi are among our best comedy artistes in Bollywood. In this film they play con artists who are trying to make a mark in Bollywood , Akshaye with what he believes to be a great script, and Arshad by trying to steal it and present it as his own. A good base for a good comedy, but the cheap dialogues and slapstick comedy routines do not gel together to make it a great film.
Amrita Rao continues to look good but act badly. She has little to do in the film, and unfortunately even in this short role she fails to make an impact.
With excellent scriptwriter like Anees Bazmee and Neeraj Vora, and a veteran like Anil Kapoor as producer, frankly we expected much more from this film and came away disappointed.