||Suniel Shetty, Rajpal Yadav, Om Puri, Udita Goswami
||Rajnish Raj Thakur
Throwing light on the Dark side of B’wood has been quiet fashionable in the past. Flicks like ‘luck by chance’, ‘Main Madhuri Dixit Banna chahti hu’, ’Dirty Picture’ and to certain level ‘Khoya Kyoya Chand’, have brought the tale of the struggling actors into limelight.
The plot of the flick ‘Mere dost Picture abhi baaki hai’ is similar, or could be compared with above dramas. But the struggler here isn’t an actor but a Director Amar Joshi played by Sunil Shetty who has landed from London, after completion of his direction course.
With excellent script, Amar is in hunt for a producer, but when approaches some he smells what they actually require is sex, which leaves him dismayed. Running post to pillars, the Director finally gets a Producer, which unluckily is known to be an Underworld Don and he wants Amar to cast his ladylove as a lead actress. The lady is nothing, but a trouble. Lack of her acting skills leaves Amar to cast her in an item song. In middle the producer is shot dead. Now, how Amar overcomes trouble and will he be a successful Director? That is how the story further deals with.
Taking a note of the Actors, Sunil Shetty playing the lead role after a long gap is just better than the other characters but fails to leave any mark.
Rajpal Yadav, as a struggling character, who wants to find a space in background in any flick, amuses you with his typical comedy. Om Puri as a writer keeps twisting the scripts seems hilarious at time.
Debutant Director Rajnish Raj Thakur, struggles to hold the momentum in the first half, but fails in the second. It clearly depicts lack of potential to transform the subject matter into a proper storyline. He stands nowhere close to the masterpieces of the above mentioned flicks.
In the end “MDPABH” fails to entertain you or even you’ll get irritated by unnecessary and non-sensible humour.