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Bluffmaster

Bluffmaster

Director: Rohan Sippy
Producer: Ramesh Sippy
Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Riteish Deshmukh, Nana Patekar
Cinematography: Himman Dhamija
Editing: Amitabh Shukla
Screenplay: Shridhar Raghavan



Roy (Abhishek Bachchan) is a professional conman, who has raised his work to the level of an art. The only true thing he has is his love for Simmi (Priyanka Chopra) - someone who is so rooted, honest and sincere, that he can't bring himself to tell her the reality of who he is. But when his past catches up with him, she cannot forgive him for the deceit their relationship is built on. He loses her forever.

That's when Aditya Srivastav (Riteish Deshmukh) enters the picture. He is the counterpoint to everything that Roy is - as frantic as Roy is calm, as dumb as Roy is smart, as messy and untidy as Roy is smooth. They have only one thing in common - Aditya is a conman too. At least he thinks of himself as one. In Roy's book, he's an embarrassment. But one that won't go away!

Despite all that or maybe to take his mind off Simmi, he agrees to teach Dittu the rules of the game. In that process, he melts and warms up to the boyish charm of his 'student'. That's when his world is spun upside down - he is forced to face facts that are a slap in the face. Suddenly Roy, who prides himself on being able to cheat anyone and anything, is pushed into a corner from where there is no exit. For the man who wears so many masks, he is now left with no alternative but to take them all off and finally reveal himself - if he is still there. Roy is ready to take on his final 'act'. To teach Chandru [Nana Patekar] the lesson of a lifetime. Chandru is a shady character who owns a hotel. Roy and Dittu embark on a new journey.

Bluffmaster is a film that talks of conmen and their con acts, which incidently is the third film that has the same story line this year, the first two being BUNTY AUR BABLI and EK KHILADI EK HASEENA. The story no doubt is interesting and it can be said that this is one of the slick flick of this year. But the film suffers due to bad screenplay and execution. The audience will not be able to relate to it and majority of audience would find difficult to absorb. The climax is a complete letdown. When compared to his directorial debut (KUCH NAA KAHO), Rohan Sippy shows vast improvement as a storyteller.

Performance wise Abhishek Bachchan is great. The actor carries off the part of a suave conman with style. Nana Patekar leaves you spellbound. Priyanka Chopra does an honest job. Ritesh Deshmukh is first-rate, a complete brat. Boman Irani is wasted. Music is good. Himman Dhamija's cinematography is mesmerizing. Dialogues [Rajat Aroraa and Shridhar Raghavan] are fantastic.

Overall, Bluffmaster will do good with the kind of audience who like watching HATKE films but for the masses, this film is a big disappointment!!



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