Cinema at its worst in ‘Jimmy’ (Review)

May 12th, 2008 - 2:46 pm ICT by admin  

By Subhash K. Jha
Film: “Jimmy”; Cast: Mimoh Chakbraborty, Vivana and Zulfi Syed; Director: Raj N. Sippy; Ratings: * “Do you think I’m a rejected man?” - the villain asks repeatedly after his true intentions are exposed at the end of this tediously assembled pastiche of bad and ugly.

Don’t know about the poor battered psycho who contorts his face like his pants were just bitten off by a colony of ants. But this film sure looks like a collage of rejected footage from a series of canned films that filmmakers made and forgot to go back to.

The characters don’t talk in “Jimmy”, they scream dialogues and matching their screechy decibel of dialogue is the sound of cars skidding, screeching and groaning in and out of the frames.

“Jimmy” takes us into the kingdom of the dangerously damned. And none as damned as the audience, which sits to the end to watch Mithun Chakraborty’s son Mimoh dance on glass, in a manner of slipping.

Mimoh doesn’t dance; he glides! He doesn’t moonwalk, he trapezes through a field of corrupted corn planted by a screenwriter whose mind seems to have stopped working two decades ago.

How else do we explain the crass and clamorous crowd of crippling clich

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