Akshaye Khanna, Arshad Warsi, Amrita Rao Haidar Ali.
Sanjay Dutt, Anil Kapoor
masterpiece like ‘Gandhi - My father’ a sensitive tale
of a family, Anil Kapoor Films Company presents Shortkut
– The Con is on which is a light hearted entertainer
with Bollywood as its backdrop.
Set in Bollywood, Shortkut tells the story of two
strugglers. Raju (Arshad Warsi) is the one who makes it
big as a Superstar after stealing a script from his
friend Shekhar (Akshaye Khanna) whose struggle as a
director continues after his friend cheats on him.
Shekhar is a quite, intense guy who is talented yet low
key... His value system is sound and his fundas in life
are very clear - come what may, there are no short cuts
to success. And if you have a dream, protect it. He is
an Assistant Director who quits his job and wants to be
a full time director.
While Raju bluffs his way out of troubles and comes
across as a good for nothing harmless fellow.
Things get really interesting when reigning actress
Mansi's (Amrita Rao) romantic involvement with Shekhar
gets culminated into a marriage. Behind her petite
delicate frame hides a core of steel. For it needs
immense strength to give up a starry career when you are
at the top, and even more strength to walk out on your
family to be with the man you love.
next as the real life drama of the reel unfolds is the
crux of the plot of Shortkut.
Khanna is immensely talented yet low key, much as the
real character he plays in this film. He has reaffirmed
that he is good in both comedy and serious roles at the
Amrita Rao, has really changed in her looks and looks
better and hot in this film. Arshad Warsi is well known
for his out and out comedy, and in this film, as Raju he
provides a dark edginess to the loud mouthed character
played by him. Chunkey Pandey, is also good in a comic
role and plays a convincing role of a partner to Arshad
Javed Akhtar has penned a couple of memorable songs,
especially the Nikal bhi jaa.
Shortkut – The con is on is a fun-filled joyride with a
tinge of emotions, with a subtle message in an
entertaining format that there is no short cut to
Sanjay Dutt - Special Appearance
Anil Kapoor - Special Appearance
Amrita Rao - Mansi
Akshaye Khanna - Sekhar
Arshad Warsi - Raju
Haidar Ali - Film Director
Shekhar could have got a break
as a director, but has a problem that he is in love with
an established actress Mansi, and doesn't want the world
to think that it is because of her he has become a
She comes back into the film industry after a difference
with Shekhar. Now her professional interactions with Raju
To add to the chaos, destiny again brings Raju and Shekhar
face to face, when Shekhar is set to direct his first
film, with Superstar Raju.
What follows now is a clash of the egos, and immense
commotion building upto a fun-filled confusion.
At the end of it there is a bit of disappointment on the
quality of comedy coming out from Anil Kapoor Films
Company, since the level of comedy is expected atleast on
the level of drama and intensity which was present in
Gandhi My Father.
- Amar Jeet
Credits & Crew:
Presented by Anil Kapoor Films Company
Director: Neeraj Vora
Story & Screenplay: Anees Bazmee
Music: Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy
Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
Director of Photography: Ashok Mehta
Associate Procuders: Shahid Malik
Co Producer: Rajat Rawail
Producer: Anil Kapoor & Sunita Kapoor
Assistant Directors: Shivam Kansal, Amar Hanspal, Shaishav
Vaidya, Saurabh Rehani
Associate Directors: Hanif Chippa, Manoj Lalvani
Chief Assistant Director: Naveen Shetty
Creative Director: Shashi Vaidya
Executive Producer: Kanwal Inder Singh (Nicky)
Background Score: Salim Sulaiman
Art Director: Jayant Deshmukh
Action Director: Abbas Ali Moghul
Editor: Rajeev Gupta
Choreography: Bosco – Ceaser
Production Managers: Jagdish Sharma, Mohan Malviya
Production Assistant: Siraj Khan
Costume Designers: Manish Malhotra, Aki Narula, Ameira
Punwani, Sambo, Kunal Rawal, Mini Vakil, Shefalie Dave,
Additional Photography: Johny Lal