December 10, 2004 (India)
| 6.8/10 |
Adventure, Musical, Romance
| 10 December 2004 (2004-12-10)|
Haan Mujhe Thaam Le
Manjari Phadnis (Suhana), Sunny Deol (Kabir Mukherjee), Yash Pandit (Dev), Namrata Shirodkar (Sandra), Aparna Kumar (Sanjana)
Rok Sako To Rok Lo Wikipedia
Rok Sako To Rok Lo (Stop Me if You Can) is a 2004 Bollywood sports drama film produced and directed by Arindam Chaudhuri, in his debut. The film stars Yash Pandit, Manjari Fadnis, Sunny Deol, Carran Kapur, Aparna Kumar and Ram Menon in the lead roles. The music was scored by Jatin Lalit.
The film deals with the dispute between two neighbouring high schools – Bharti School, a peaceful and silent school and Valley High School – a violent one. Dev (Yash Pandit), Suhana (Manjari Fadnis), and their friends come from Bharti, and are often disturbed by their enemies who come from Valley High. The Valley High students also defeat the Bharti students in every single inter-school event that happens every year, which is the main reason why they make fun of Bharti. One day however, the Bharti students are saved from the Valley High students by a mysterious man Kabir Mukherjee (Sunny Deol), who they initially feared because of his rough looks, thereby the reason they always called him "Phantom". The Bharti students get close to Kabir and befriend him, and with time he also becomes more gentle and normal, thereby getting rid of his "Phantom" look.
Dev, however gets attached to Sanjana (Aparna Kumar), a girl from Valley High, which results in him dropping Suhana. But Sanjana eventually rejects him because he once insulted her at a café and because he belongs to the rival school. One day while driving in an open road, Dev and his friends are again insulted and considered "slow" by the Valley High students who are also driving on the same road. Dev drives faster and overtakes them, but the car quickly meets with an accident and crashes. Everyone in the car survives, except Kabir. This leaves the Bharti students dismayed and defenceless against the Valley High students, with whom they have an upcoming 100 metres race competition. Dev however is still determined, so he trains up and attends the race with full confidence. During the race, he gets injured by one of the runners, but does not lose hope and through last-minute strength, he eventually wins the race, thereby finally letting Bharti get their revenge on Valley High. Incidentally the prize for the winner is a bike similar to Kabir's, so Dev becomes the new "Phantom".Sunny Deol – Kabir "Phantom" Mukherjee
Yash Pandit – Dev
Manjari Fadnis – Suhana
Namrata Shirodkar – Sandra / Narrator
Carran Kapur – Ranveer Pratap Singh
Aparna Kumar – Sanjana
Dipti Bhatnagar – Dev's Bhabhi
Archana Puran Singh – Sweety
Tinnu Anand – S.V.P.S, Balasubramaniam Iyer
Rakesh Bedi – Ghodbole
Rajit Kapoor – Sweety's husband
Tiku Talsania – Sweety's husband
Anjaan Srivastav – Ganguly
Rok Sako To Rok Lo was the directorial debut for Arindam Chaudhuri. It is also said to be a rip-off of the 1992 Aamir Khan-starrer Joh Jeeta Wohi Sikander. According to Chaudhuri, "The central theme is friendship". He also mentioned that it would show how "the principal of management can help reduce wastage of money in the film industry." The film was one out of 50 different stories which he worked on. The cast had mostly teenage debutants, while "well-known faces" like Tikku Talsania, Archana Puransingh, Anjan Srivastva, Rakesh Bedi, Tinu Anand and Rajit Kapoor played supporting roles. To choose a title for the film, Chaudhuri conducted "market research".
The film's musical score was composed by Jatin Lalit, while the lyrics were penned by Prasoon Joshi.
Rediff said, "Manjari has performed well, but Yash looks nervous in some scenes", and further wrote "I would recommend renting a Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander DVD instead of spending money to watch this film." Subhash K. Jha of Nowrunning rated the film 2/5 and said, "Sadly, the film's basic tenor is too flighty to hold up such lofty ideas. Thoughts that go beyond eye candy entertainment float in and out of the narrative without getting a chance to lodge themselves in the plot."
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