Kay Kay Menon, Rimmi Sen, Anupam Kher, Chunky Pandey,
Manoj Pahwa, Dilip Prabhavalkar, Yashpal Sharma, Hemant
Pandey, Sanjay Mishra, Rahul Dev, Virendra Saxena
Moserbaer and Seven Entertainment Limited, and directed
by Pankaj Advani, Sankat City, is a wild roller coaster
romp through the underbelly of a teeming metropolis,
featuring an assortment of zany characters - a car
thief, a con woman, gangster, film producer, builder,
mechanic, prostitute, hit man, cabbie, actor, his
duplicate etc. Desperate men and women shadow boxing
with the vagaries of chance and fate. Their madcap
antics result in their lives getting inextricably
entwined with each other, leading to madness and mayhem.
Money, murder, revenge, greed, fear, deceit, not to
mention fun-n-frolic and last but not the least,
romance, form the ingredients of this pacy, masala comic
Guru (KK Menon) is a smalltime car thief. Ganpat, who
owns a dilapidated garage, is his partner-in-crime. Guru
whacks cars and Ganpat (Dilip Prabhawalkar) gives them a
make-over in order to sell them for tidy profits.
With no hope
in sight, a dejected Guru almost resigns himself to
death, when he bumps into Mona (Rimi Sen), a con woman
who had teamed up with him in a smalltime con job a few
years back. The heist had been a success, but Mona had
vamoosed with all the money, leaving Guru in a lurch.
She's right now in the process of putting a sting on a
builder, Pachisia (Yashpal Sharma), for which, she
requires a partner. Since Guru needs the dough quick, he
hesitantly teams up with Mona.
Mona and Guru successfully con a large sum of money off
the builder only to lose it again to a strange quirk of
fate. The story then weaves itself to a thrilling
climax, going through a series of hilarious events,
comic situations and nerve wracking moments.
There are also thrills and spills with other characters
including Chunkey Pandey in a double role as Sikandar
Khan the actor and his body double, Manoj Pahwa as the
director and Sanjay Mishra as his assistant, Hemant
Tiwari as Philip Fattoo, Virendra Singh as Faujdar's
guru among others, each bringing in his own dose of
CREDITS & CREW:
Presentation: Moserbaer Entertainment Ltd.
Production : A Seven Entertainment Ltd.
Written and directed by : Pankaj Advani
Costume Designer : Jerry D'souza
Choreography : Bhupendra Sayan & Adil Shaikh
Action : Mehmood Akbar Bakshi
Lyrics : Panchhi Jalonvi & Mehboob
Sound Designer : Arun Nambiar
Editor : Hemanti Sarkar
Music & Background score : Ranjit Barot
Singers : Sukhvinder, Ranjit Barot, Roop Kumar Rathod,
Cinematographer : Chirantan Das
Executive Producer : Maqbool Khan
Associate Producer : Rupali Mehra and Vikash Arya
One night, while returning to his kholi (room), Guru
chances upon a swank Mercedes parked outside a brothel,
unattended. He steals the car and takes it to Ganpat.
While working on the car they discover a sum of 1 crore
Rupees in the boot. They are delirious with joy at the
unexpected turn of events and start spinning dreams.
Little do they know what lays in store - for the car and
the money belongs to a vicious gangster/loan shark
called Faujdaar (Anupam Kher)!
Guru's plans ricochet when he
tries to sell the stolen Mercedes to Suleman Supari (Rahul
Dev), a hitman, who recognizes the car and notifies his
friend Faujdaar. Scared for his life, Guru squeals that
the moolah is in Ganpat's garage. Faujdaar sends his
henchman with Guru to retrieve the cash.
Unknown to them, the paranoid Ganpat has hidden the money
in what he thinks is a safe place in his garage, because
he's afraid that thieves might rob him off the cash. By
the time henchman Lovely and Guru reach the garage, Ganpat
is involved in an accident, which results in a temporary
loss of memory!
Guru can't find the money anywhere and he has no clue
where the amnesic Ganpat has hidden it. A vengeful
Faujdaar decides to bump off Guru, who pleads for his life
and begs for a chance. The sadistic Faujdaar gives him a
grace period of 3 days to cough up the dough.
Will Guru be able to return the money to Faujdaar, who is
a great stickler for time? Will Mona get the better of
Guru yet again? Will the poor Ganpat regain his lost
memory? Will the sankat be over for all the people
involved? Well, one finds that out as the story
deliciously unfolds itself - layer by layer.
This and more form the essence of Sankat City, the
fast-paced entertainer from Moserbaer and Seven
SANKAT CITY is a black comedy and shows a flip side of
Mumbai. It is a zany yet intelligent comedy film which is
surreal and outrageously funny.
Kay Kay Menon as Guru
Rimmi Sen as Mona
Anupam Kher as Faujdaar
Chunky Pandey as Sikandar Khan and Sheshaiyya
Manoj Pahwa as Gogi kukreja
Dilip Prabhavalkar as Ganpat
Yashpal Sharma as Pachisia
Hemant Pandey as Fillip Fattu
Sanjay Mishra as Lingam
Rahul Dev as Suleman Supari
Virendra Saxena as Godman
Shrivallabh Vyas as Sharafat
Gurpal Singh as Harnam singh
Kurush Deboo as Bawa Jee
Jahangir Khan as Lovely
Sunita Rajwar Gulbadan