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Mithun Charkraborty'Jimmy': Movie Review
09th May 2008  23.00 IST
By Nikhil Kumar  

Not every star-son is cut out to be a hero. Sad but true, Mithun Charkraborty 's son Mimoh seems like one such.

With his broad-shouldered, beefy physique, his long hair and, worst of all, a face devoid of much expression or emotion, Mimoh turns out to be a vain star-son with Bollywood dreams gleaming in his eyes. But dreams alone don't guarantee fame. It takes a combination of talent, hard work and luck.

Mimoh's first movie Jimmy seems like a film from a bygone era. It is as if the writer found an obsolete script - with a few pages missing, at that - and pepped it up with twists and turns borrowed from more than one source. To add to the proceedings, the director ( Raj Sippy ) decided to have a number of songs in the film solely to showcase the newcomer's dancing skills. And voila! A dream launch is ready for Mimoh. Only, it is a launch that doesn't promise a successful take-off.

The basic problem with 'Jimmy' is that its story is so beaten to death that you wonder how could it be used to give birth to a new acting career.

The movie has Mimoh playing an automobile engineer who is so passionate about music and dancing that he works at a night club as a deejay, albeit a Dj who dances more than he handles the discs.

Now, this chubby, innocent-looking fellow gets embroiled in a murder case, and to everyone's surprise he even accepts that he is the killer.

The confession is obviously a lie. And Jimmy is lying for a reason. But soon he realizes that he is being used as a puppet in a bigger play.

One of the many tragedies of 'Jimmy' is that it purports to showcase Mimoh's dancing skills with songs that hardly sound appealing. However, to be fair, Mimoh's quite a dancer, but the fact doesn't stand out because the dances have been choreographed and shot in a way that fails to capture the power or the spirit of the music.

Enough about dancing, now let's get to something serious.

Acting-wise, Mimoh has a long way to go. You see dedication in his performance, but you don't see much thought or natural aptitude. His facial expressions are superficial, and his dialogue delivery, his husky, thin voice leaves a lot to be desired. And lastly, he really needs to chisel away fat from his body.

Newcomer Vivana just about manages to get herself noticed, more because of her looks than acting. Zulfi Syed is just about okay. So is Rahul Dev .

Rating: *

Zulfi Syed
Rahul Dev

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