The Shaukeens is a story of three oldies – KD, Lali and Pinki. These lusty old men plan a trip to Mauritius after it becomes difficult, rather life-threatening for them to get some action in Delhi. In Mauritius the trio stay with a young fashion designer Ahana (Lisa Haydon). Ahana, a huge Akshay Kumar fan, is nursing a broken heart.
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Akshay Kumar (playing himself), is an alcoholic superstar desperately wanting to win the National Award. He is stuck between a Bengali director who gives him tips on method-acting and a secretary, hell bent on getting his superstar boss focus on Rs.200-cr club. When Akshay Kumar comes to Mauritius for a shoot, Ahana falls in love with him. The three oldies, needless to say, are already in love (read lust) with Ahana. In the end, who gets whom and what, is all that The Shaukeens is about.
The Shaukeens is a remake, rather recreation of Basu Chatterjee’s 1982 Shaukeen starring Ashok Kumar, Utapal Dutt, AK Hangal, Rati Agnihotri and Mithun Chakraborty. Directed by Abhishek Sharma, The Shukeens boasts of pace and crispy dialogues.
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Tigmanshu Dhulia’s tight screenplay and flawless act by the three veterans make the film immensely watchable. Piyush Mishra as Pinki, a mousy spice merchant, leads the pack with his super act, Akshay Kumar, is the surprise package of the film. Akshay as a superstar trapped in his own image is hilarious.
He should take up more films like The Shaukeens. Lissom Lisa Haydon as Ahana looks sexy yet sweet but needs to work on her acting skills.
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Abhishek Sharma, who gave us the delightful Tere Bin Laden, does a great job with The Shukeens too. The film, despite its theme does not get crass or vulgar even once, which is why it will get a larger audience. -indiatoday