Mere Dost Picture Abhi Baaki Hai


What’s It About? Amar Joshi (Suniel Shetty) who runs a video library in Banaras aspires to be a film maker. Despite facing objection from his father Amar Joshi decides to sell his video library and join a film Institute in London. After completing his course he lands in Mumbai to make a film. Suraj (Rajpal Yadav) is a struggling actor who is Amar’s only connection in Bollywood. Amar Joshi starts his struggle to make his film by meeting different type of producers who have their own take on Amar’s story. After many failed attempts He finally bumps into Monty Chadda (Rakesh Bedi) a P.R. Publicity man who sees good potential in Amar and decides to produce his film. Amar & Monty take help of star secretary Gupta ji (Akhil Mishra) to convince Mohini (Udita Goswami) & her starry mother Mummy ji (Neena Gupta) who agrees to do the film. However, as they say it’s not so easy to make a film, problem creeps up and whether the film gets made or not follows through the rest of the plot.
Story Analysis: On the very conceptual level, Mere Dost Picture Abhi Baaki Hai (MDPABH) had the potential to make a very witty take on the entire film fraternity and had struck a chord with countless people who nurture Bollywood dreams and go through the grind for the same. However, what it ends up becoming is a shoddy plot that not only bores you but annoys you too.
The film has been in the cans for as long as nine years and the works of friction for whatever may have been the reason can be seen. Not only do the actors look extremely uninterested, even the script seems to have done a torrid job in formulating this comedy. The film resorts to sexual innuendos with the help of double entendres having below the belt jokes dishing out one after the other. However, even at that, instead of coming across as funny, they end up becoming crass leaving you red on your face.
Performances: Both Suniel Shetty and Rajpal Yadav ham in epic proportions. It appears as if the share an internal joke by coming together with such a mediocre performance. Even the rest of the cast like Suresh Menon, Avtar Gill, Deepak Qazir, Razak Khan Mumait Khan, Shawar Ali, Shyan Munshi and Neena Gupta act as aides of the hamming actors.
Music/Cinematography/Editing: In the film where the backbone, i.e the story itself goes horribly wrong, the least said about its technical aspects the better.
Our Verdict: Mere Dost Picture Abhi Baaki Hai is inane, uninspiring and insipid. Best avoided.