Release Date: 10th October 2014
Genres: Comedy. Satire & Drama
Star Cast: Anupam Kher, Divyendu Sharma, Manu Rishi, Aditi Sharma, Rajesh Sharma, Neha Dhupia
Director: Ravindra Gautam
Runtime: 2 hours 20 minutes
Ekkees Toppon Ki Salaami is the story of a honest man Purushotam Narayan Joshi (Anupam Kher), a fogging machine operator in BMC. After spending his entire life with honesty and diligence, on the day of his retirement Purushotam is alleged & suspended for loosing his fogging machine. He fails to prove his innocence and onus lies with his two sons Shekhar (Manu Rishi) and Subhash (Divyendu Sharma), who he feels are good for nothing. Purushotam dies with his last wish of getting 21 canon salutes (Ekkees Toppon Ki Salaami), which seems to be herculean task for his sons. The story unfolds with surprising plans, thrill moments and pleasing humor on how his sons Shekhar and Subhash plans and completes their father’s last wish.
Anupam Kher is as good as he has ever been. Performs brilliantly as an honest BMC worker and also looks flawless acting as dead. Divyendu Sharma who has given momerable performances in Pyar Ka Punchnama (2011) & Chashme Baddoor (2013), does it again with is sincere efforts. He comes out as one of the most promising upcoming stars. Manu Rishi ealier seen in hits like Aisha (2010), Yeh Saali Zinadagi (2011), Oye Lucky Luck Oye (2008) & Phas Gaye Re Obama (2010), does a fair job. Neha Dhupia comes with another performance, which suits her, but she has better acting potential to take up better role. Uttara Borker as the leading lady looks charming. Rajesh Sharma as political leader does well with his minimal appearances.
Ekkees Toppon Ki Salaami has a simple story line, but does really well in screenplay and dialogues. The starcast does an excellent job and makes the story look a notch better. The songs could have been better, but nonetheless its a movie which will appeal to all, just because of its sheer simplicity.
The Bottom Line: Ekkees Topoon Ki Salaami is simple and delightful. Worth a Watch!