Ek Se Badhkar Ek
Producer: Nomeeta Sandhu.
Director: Kundan Shah.
Music: Anand Raaj Anand.
Cast: Suniel Shetty, Raveena Tandon, Shekhar Suman, Isha Koppikar.
A gardener's son, Suniel Shetty, inherits a rich businessman's property. But there is a clause in the will that makes it mandatory for Rahul to become a gangster in order to inherit the Rs 400 crore property. This clause is thanks to Rahul's lawyer Anand (Shekhar Suman), who is also a novelist. By mistake, Anand writes the plot of his novel in the will. Now, he has to help Rahul become a thug. But all their efforts fail. That's when they meet Kanchan (Raveena Tandon), a police inspector. Kanchan's ambition is to catch the biggest don in the city. Rahul and Kanchan team up. They make a pact that their relationship will be purely professional with no place for romance whatsoever. This suits Anand as he falls in love with Kanchan. Meanwhile, Tracy (Isha Koppikar) is on a secret government mission, and is obsessed with Anand. Kanchan stumbles across a clue leading to the biggest don, Jindal. She decides to make use of Rahul and Anand to achieve her goal. They are, incidentally, involved in a plot to kidnap a very famous nuclear scientist, Krishnamurthy. Jindal is also plotting to kidnap the same scientist. Also involved in this kidnapping attempt is Tracy. The security provided to Krishnamurthy is so heavy and tight that he himself wishes that he is kidnapped! During this operation, everyone is trying to kidnap everyone. Sadly Kundan Shah couldn't create the magic of his debut Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron in Ek Se Badhkar Ek. There is a lot of slapstick comedy which starts becoming irritating at times. There is a lot of overacting also. Raveena and Suniel simply lack the comic timing and are pathetic in the film. Shekhar Suman returns to Bollywood after a long gap but simply repeats his television act. Isha is ok. Deepak Shirke and Asrani are entertaining. Overall, not a great movie. Much was expected of Kundan Shah.