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wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?)

quick review:

This is a perfect 21st century hindi masala flick - action, drama, romance, comedy, animation, song, dance, dudes, chicks and NO STORY! There are a few, very amusing scenes and the music sounds good, but the whole thing is very shoddily put together.

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Director: Anubhav Sinha
Running time: 130 minutes
Genres: Action, Heist
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Just because of the comedy scenes every once in a while,
this movie's ranking is saved from being at the bottom of the pile.
- Due credit goes to Ajay Devgan's timing and the dialogues too.
This makes it worth a watch, but only if you have nothing better to do.

Just because I have to find a new way to complain,
I'm wondering what we did to deserve the maker's disarray.
- If they were given a chance to explain,
Here is what I think they would have to say -

Just because this is an action flick,
Glitter, style and oomph is all we feed.
- good dialogues, acting is for lesser mortals,
cleavages and speedy vehicles is the hour's need.

Just because we wanted to get creative, here is what we did -
We started an action heist movie at a slow pace and we stuck to it.
- At times we used repetitive dialogue to make every point clear,
at others we thought viewers are sharp, as if they knew what we knew.

Just because we have a story board,
doesn't mean we have to have a story, you see.
- four long-haired dudes, boat, bike, skate-board,
and a brilliantly-endowed babe to each, where's the necessity?

Just because we have eight personalities,
Who says they need their own individual identities?
- they all have the exact same attitude: cop, anti-hero or villain,
and they all love to make their cars do a screeching U-turn.

Just because we ran out of money to make other things screech,
We won't cut the length; we'll use animation - ugly and cheap.
- the editor then, will earn his buck - lots of interspersing to do,
You may have seen it in Hollywood, but we do it with better ado.

Just because we have an audience,
they don't need orientation to any thing or place.
- whether it is how characters know what they know,
or who is where, to do what and is fighting whom on the show.

Just because, we had a few songs in store,
we had to get as many girls dancing to the score,
- for you we imported from Brazil an item number-er.
Why we left Dia no song, is for you to gossip-monger

Just because we made a foot-tapping fusion with Indian and misirlou,
we know the records will sell, no matter what we do with the other few.
- they come at regular intervals - exactly when one is overdue.
the dancers don't get groovy moves, but you will shake a leg or two

Just because this writer wants this to look like poetry,
doesn't mean she will stick to a meter or go on a rhyming spree.

- meeta, a part of the audience

16 reviewers(?) - 0 yays 1 so-so 15 nays

Warning: clicking on "full review" will take you to an external website that could contain spoilers.

So-So, : ...As far as action and style goes, the film is a notch above 'Dhoom 2'.... full review

Thumbs down, by Rachel Fernandes, Bollywood Mantra : ...One of the entertaining aspects of the film is the action sequences done by Antony Stone which are first rate... full review

Thumbs down, by Sanjay Ram, Business of Cinema : ...There are so many people doing so many things that lead to a road that goes absolutely nowhere.... full review

Thumbs down, by Krish Ashok, Doing Jalsa and Showing Jilpa : ...Bank Security software now clearly informs users that “Hacking System” is 25% complete... full review

Thumbs down, by Aprajita Anil, Express India : ... Even before the hair-raising stunts could become an eye-filling visual, you see characters being reduced to cartoons!... full review

Thumbs down, by Martin D'Souza, : ...That’s what is being done to the viewers; their CASH is being stolen and they don’t even realize it!!... full review

Thumbs down, by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live : ...but it's made with zero intelligence and no skill whatsoever on the part of every single person who's worked on it... full review

Thumbs down, by Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM : ...The choice of subject is also right, but the writing lacks the meat to mesmerize the viewer.... full review

Thumbs down, by Sreeram Ramachandran, M TV : ...The lines and sequences are wannabe funny/wannabe cool & as awkward & showy as watching Tusshar Kapoor trying to play a ferocious gangster... full review

Thumbs down, Movie Talkies : ...There is nothing else that one takes home, other than the so-called 'look' of the film... full review

Thumbs down, by Manas Mishra, MovieWalah : ...Director Anubhav Sinha tries to entice the audiences through the visuals but writers Vinay-Yash fail to create a substantial script... full review

Thumbs down, by Ashok Nayak, Now : ...Editing is below average. Most of those animations should be chopped off.... full review

Thumbs down, by Subhash K Jha, Now : ..."Cash" is stylishly mounted and edited to the point of conveying a cutting edge of glistening gaiety to even a casual conversation on the road.... full review

Thumbs down, by Raja Sen, Rediff : ...Is the film a rip-off? It's hard to imagine, considering there really isn't the remotest stab at a cohesive story... full review

Thumbs down, by Satyajit, : ...It's enthralling to view breathtaking action sequences where kite surfacing, skate boarding and skydiving have been brilliantly visualized... full review

Thumbs down, by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India : ... Cash is just cool images minus the cutting edge.... full review

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3 readers - 0 yays 2 so-so 1 nays

So-So, by : If they were given a chance to explain, Here is what I think they would have to say - Just becau

So-So, by : If they were given a chance to explain, Here is what I think they would have to say - Just becau

Nay! Thumbs Down, by Lilly

This page has additional observations, other than the ones noted in the main review.

Warning: this section has some details that could distort your experience while watching the movie. I strongly recommend reading this only after you have seen the movie or if you have decided not to see it.

Plot Summary

A bunch of thieves want to rob a bunch of diamonds.

What Worked

  • Riteish Deshmukh's entry on a skate board. The action choreography is cool.
  • A couple of jokes given to Riteish Deshmukh are really funny.
  • The scene where Shayina's (Shamita Shetty's) car breaks down. It was a good blend of comedy, action and romance.
  • Some action scenes were really cool - silly but cool! Like the "kabbadi" with cars sequence.
  • The use of red and black in "Reham kare"

What did not

Note: This section simply lists the things that I did not like in this movie. This is not the overall impression about this movie. Please read the full review here

  • Just because they had Riya (Ayesha Takia), they had to put her to some use. They made her the smiley audience to an irritating, poor poor-joke-cracking narrative.
  • It's really sad when in an action movie - which has speed as a major form action - the only way to gauge the speed of the vehicle is through the expressions of the actors.
  • Where exactly is Angad (Sunil Shetty) when he is shown for the first time? First he is shown on a bike, then a few seconds later on a boat.
  • Did Pooja's (Esha Deol's) house have two entrances? If yes, then, it was very convenient that the two guys arrived at the same time but from two different entrances.
  • Was Shayina (Shamita Shetty) supposed to be a smart security officer or not? How come she acted plain dumb at times, like when she doesn't see her name on the cake?
  • What kind of a security system does the museum where the painting lies have? How could Lucky (Riteish Deshmukh) just pick the painting up, without any alarms going off?
  • How did the police know that Danny (Zayed Khan) was going to be in the water? Lucky had already lost the cops on his way to Danny.
  • Why did Danny set-off a blast in the water near the boat?
  • The van that carried the money in Shayina's convoy was blasted on the top. How come it kept running without interruption and the only damage caused was the hole on the top?
  • Why were Pooja, Lucky and Danny called in the night club by Doc (Ajay Devgan), where the song "Reham kare" was played?
  • Why didn't the police arrive at Angad's (Sunil Shetty's) place?
  • How and why does everybody reach Pooja's house?
  • Where does everybody get all their cool vehicles from for the last fight sequence?


This section lists things that I think are not important to the overall impact of the movie. In most cases, it could be explained away by something like, "we noticed the glitch after the scene was shot and there were schedule/budget issues and thus we could not re-shoot it". I like giving the makers the benefit of doubt, but I am amused nevertheless. Hopefully, they will tickle you too.

  • When Lucky (Riteish Deshmukh) and Danny (Zayed Khan) are robbing the bank in France, what is the bank security service doing? How come they come in so late?
  • The sound effect of a Volkswagon Beetle starting sounded like that of a bike.
  • Was Karan (Ajay Devgan) staying in a building or a bungalow? The entrance alley looked like it was a building but the rest of the place looked like a bungalow.
  • Why is it raining 10 dollar bills on Karan long after Pooja, Danny and Lucky are done throwing the money at him?

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Running time:
130 minutes

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Review - Cash...

This is a perfect 21st century hindi masala flick - action, drama, romance, comedy, animation, song, dance, dudes, chicks and NO STORY! There are a few, very amusing scenes and the music sounds good, but the whole thing is very shoddily put together. M...


DONT watch CASH if

3* IF U DONT HAVE BRAINS or if u have it & U DONT LIKE TO USE IT !!!
4* IF U NEED A REASON & DETAIL of each & every scene in a MOVIE... (coz MANY MANY & MANY SCENES goes (OVER-the-HEAD)...


The use of ANIMATION, ek hadd tak theek tha BUT FILM mein kuch zyaada hi ho gaya tha [:P]....

[...] reviews Cash. Just because this is an action flick, Glitter, style and oomph is all we feed. - good dialogues, [...]

Oh come on raj, if we really stop expecting stories from more than half the movies we generate, what is the point of making movies. Aren't movies "supposed" to narrate stories.

Action movies should at least have a coherent plot. By the way, Cash didn't even have "cool" action. It was old stuff repeated over and over.

Cricketers get hurt while playing a match/during practice. Do we stop complaining when the team we favor loses? It's a part of their job to get hurt.

In summary, I reserve and absolutely shamelessly use my right to complain! :D
Thank you for taking the time to leave the comment, raj!

Thanks G, for appreciating the effort and Deepa for taking the effort!


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