Sunday


The script is a combination of a comedy with a suspense thriller, but this combination clearly does not work together as it is unable to do justice to any one of the following genres. The thriller genre fails to create the required suspense and mystery right through the film. And the comic portions too are not overtly funny and are forgettable. The screenplay has a whole bunch of characters, and is fare in the first half but goes down in the second half. The performances are just about average by the actors. Overall Sunday is hampered as it tries to merge two completely different genres unsuccessfully. But nonetheless due to its fare first half, it comes across as an average film.

Sunday has been directed by Rohit Shetty and the screenplay has been written Tushar Hiranandani, Subhaash and Robin Bhatt. The star cast includes Ajay Devgan as A.C.P Rajveer, Ayesha Takia as Sehar, Arshad Warsi as Ballu, Irrfan Khan as Kumar, Anjana Sukhani as Ritu etc. The music of the film has been done by Sandeep Chowta, Daler Mehendi, Raghav Sachar etc.

Sehar (Ayesha Takia) plays a dubbing artiste but she suffers from a distinct problem of loss of short term memory. Sehar goes out partying with her friend on one Sunday, and this day turns her entire world inside out. On this day a murder also takes place and a body is found with various marks on it. Suspicion naturally points to Sehar, but the lass can't seem to remember any events of that Sunday that can clear her name. Inspector Rajveer takes on the case and he though he believes that Sehar is innocent, he also believes that she is the link to the murder.

Sehar is forced to trace back this lost Sunday and she finds that she has interacted with several different people, such as Ballu the cabbie and his friend Kumar, the wannabe actor. Then there is Ritu her friend and several others. All these people also naturally become suspects as Sehar tries to trace the missing Sunday in her life. So will Sehar be able to trace the missing Sunday and clear her own name?

Rohit Shetty's execution is average as he manages to keep the first half fairly crisp and engaging. However in the second half, audiences tend to get disinterested as the proceedings seem to drag on with nothing interesting actually happening. The writing moreover is weak as it does not do justice to the diverse genres of comedy and suspense. The comic timing, in which Rohit Shetty had done a tremendous job in his earlier film, has a limited scope in this film. There are just a few witty one liners that manage to bring a smile. As for the suspense, it does intrigue in the first half but later loses steam in the second half.


The pace too dips in the second half. The climax does not have the required impact of shocking the audiences. The music of the film is average, but a few songs seem unrequired. Kashmakash which has Esha Deol and Manzar which has Tusshar Kapoor making special appearances are just okay. The dialogues have a bit of wit and are engaging. The cinematography is good. Performances are average, Ayesha Takia tries to get as natural as possible and she does a fare job. Ajay Devgan unfortunately does not make much of a mark as the corrupt Inspector. Arshad Warsi as the comic cabbie does a good job and so does Irrfan Khan, the struggling actor. Both Arshad and Irrfan carry the comic element forward. The rest of the cast is fare.
Overall Sunday has a script that does not manage to carry two different genres successfully and its screenplay is just fare, hence the film is just about average. At the box-office, it may do just about average business.

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