Cash (2007 film)
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Cash is a 2007 Indian Hindi action thriller film directed by Anubhav Sinha. The film stars Ajay Devgn, Suniel Shetty, Ritesh Deshmukh, Zayed Khan, Esha Deol, Shamita Shetty and Dia Mirza in the lead roles. The film was released on 3 August 2007.
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Anubhav Sinha|
|Produced by||Anubhav Sinha|
|Edited by||Amarjeet Singh|
|Budget||₹320 million (US$4.5 million)|
|Box office||₹293 million (US$4.1 million)|
The film begins with a meeting of Danny (Zayed Khan) with (Ayesha Takia) in an aeroplane. They soon befriends and starts to make a gossips. Danny starts to narrate the story of three diamonds which is actually his life incident. He narrates the story of diamond that in year of 1836 in south India a miner get a precious diamond. The miner present this diamond to his king. The king gifted this diamond to British viceroy, but during sailing to Britain viceroy ship was sunk into ocean. After 100 year a fisherman gets the diamond and again present this diamond to his master. The master break it into three pieces and distribute it among his three sons. One son lost diamond in gambling, another one lost when a general fetch diamond from second son and the last brother lost it when he was murdered. In 1994, two of them again recover and save in Belgium museum but no one knows where is third one until a gujarati diamond business man call to South Africa high commission security manager Shanaya (Shamita Shetty). But business man lost it when some goons fetch diamond from him by preplanned car accident. Uncle who is diamond thief and illegal businessman of diamond thief two of them diamond from Belgium museum by his goon Angad (Suniel Shetty). Because Angad was attempted to assassinated by uncle, in order to take revenge, Angad makes a deal with uncle to give last diamond in exchange of money. Here Shanaya made a plan to catch the roberer robs third diamond by plant his own dealer of third diamond. Here Karan (Ajay Devgan) boyfriend of Shanaya impose himself as a writer but actually he is planner mastermind of technology (ex. engineer), who can hack, develop drone bombs & toy bombs, made a plan to divert police in which he call Danny and Lucky (Riteish Deshmukh) from India. Danny is a water surfer while Lucky is a skatter. Karan made a plan to divert police by keep them busy in thief of painting in art exhibition for which he plant Lucky and Danny, while Karan gets success in thief of money from police but they can't use money because all were marked money.
The film received mixed reviews from critics. Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama rated the movie 3 out of 5 saying "Cash has all merits to strike a chord with the youth", praising Ajay Devgn's 'bravura' performance, the film's 'Hollywood style' look and action sequences, as well as the music. Noyon Jyoti Parasara of AOL India gave 3 out of 5 to the film saying, "once you are willing to let go off your beliefs and logic – like you really can’t jump off a cliff on your bike and remain unscratched – you would like the film."
On the other hand, Omar Qureshi of Zoom rated the movie 2.5 out of 5 saying, "The film is over the top and unrealistic." Indiatimes.com rated the movie 2 out of 5 stars saying, "The film has taken the audience for granted, which shows us gadgets hard to believe and futuristic and that such futuristic shows should be limited to Hollywood.". Subhash K. Jha gave the film 2 out of 5 stars, and said, "Cash wears its super-cool shirt with the slogan ‘Come Watch Me’ with a little bit too much aggression. But if you love popcorn crunching adventure stories watch Ajay Devgan play the hero from the hemisphere of hijinks." He praised Devgan's acting and the action sequences, saying that "To his credit Devgn carries off the ceaseless stint with the stunt with arresting aplomb[...]The expertly-executed stunts frequently see our hero jumping down high-rise buildings in breathtaking leaps of fate, with the camera pulling back in respectful awe."
According to Channel V, the film wears a bad look, has little good locations, but is 'nil' on the acting quotient. In their opinion, none of the heroines delivered performances worth even a mention. On the other hand, they did say that Ajay Devgn delivered a good performance. They also said that the action is beyond belief and is unreal.
The film performed reasonably well during the first week upon its release, however, its business fell by around 80% in the second week, largely attributed to its huge price tag. The film was declared a flop by the box office India.
The soundtrack of the film composed by Vishal-Shekhar. The Song "Raham Kare" has been penned by Panchhi Jalonvi, and all other songs are penned by Vishal Dadlani. According to the Indian trade website Box Office India, with around 12,00,000 units sold, this film's soundtrack album was the year's ninth highest-selling.
|1.||"Cash" (Theme Mix)||Sunidhi Chauhan, Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani||5:01|
|2.||"Mind Blowing Mahiya"||Sunidhi Chauhan||4:09|
|3.||"Na Pooch"||Sunidhi Chauhan, Vishal Dadlani||4:51|
|4.||"Raham Kare"||Sunidhi Chauhan, Vishal Dadlani||5:02|
|5.||"Naughty Naughty"||Anushka Manchanda||3:41|
|6.||"Zara Bachke Jee"||Anushka Manchanda, Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani||5:33|
|7.||"Cash" (Extended Mix)||Sunidhi Chauhan, Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani||3:46|