After directing a sleazy film like Julie, Deepak Shivdasani is back after fours years of hiatus, with a comedy titled Mr. White, Mr. Black. The movie stars Suniel Shetty and Arshad Warsi in the lead along with debutant actress Anishka Khosla, Mahima Mehta (Kuchh Meetha Ho Jaaye fame) and Rashmi Nigam (Popkorn Khao Mast Ho Jayo). With the leading men having great comic timing, does Mr. White, Mr. Black tickle your funny bones? Or is it just another cheesy flick?
Before we get to the review, check out the story.
The story basically revolves around two men, Gopi (Suniel Shetty) and Kishan (Arshad Warsi) of contrasting nature living up to the title Mr. White and Mr. Black respectively.
Gopi (Suniel), a naïve and a simple man from Hoshiarpur arrives in Goa in search of Kishen to hand over a piece of land and fulfill the last wish of Kishen’s deceased father.
Kishen (Arshad Warsi), who is now a well experienced con artist is least interested in the land and trying hard in improving his income. He swindles people so that he could educate his sister Divya (Mahima Mehta) in London. Babu (Atul Kale) is his partner in crime.
Amidst all the chasing from Gopi, Kishen gets the clue to the stolen diamonds of a don.
Will Kishen get his hands on the diamonds? What will happen when Kishan’s love Anuradha (Rashmi Nigam) finds out about his true color? Will Gopi get to fulfill the promise that he had made? Who wins, Mr. White or Mr. Black?
Mr White Mr Black Review
Deepak Shivdasani has put in a lot of effort to make Mr. White, Mr. Black a wacko comedy, but he fails big time. Akin to most slapstick comedies of recent times, Mr. White, Mr. Black has no story what-so-ever! Its nothing but a set of silly childish jokes put together in a senseless plot with a few actors hamming throughout. Also, the writing takes a lot of deviations that is unnecessary. Music by Jatin-Lalit and Sameer, who produced chartbusters like Fanaa, just doesn’t fit into the current times.
The performances are yet another disappointment.
Sharat Saxena stands out. He is the only relief in the movie. Arshad Warsi, lacks in his coming timing and is good only in parts. Suniel Shetty is monotonous.
The leading ladies ham. Debutant Anishka Khosla is bad. Rashmi Nigam is only looks, zero in histrionics. Ditto for Mahima Mehta. Sandhya Mridul is horrible in both her look and performance.
Overall, Mr. White, Mr. Black is just another cheesy comedy flick, with very few moments to flex your muscles. At the all important box-office, this one is a non starter.