Teraa Surroor Movie Review: Slick Look, Boring Flick
Way back in 1993, Mahesh Bhatt had helmed a film named Gumrah, which revolved around the protagonist’s efforts to break out his ladylove from prison after she is arrested in a foreign land on charges of drug trafficking.
The makers of Himesh Reshammiya’s latest release Teraa Surroor have just added some more masala to this plot to come up with a boring fare, which is further marred by unimpressive performances and a weak screenplay.
Raghu (Himesh) is a gunman-for-hire (there is a twist revolving that which we are not revealing here), who sets off to Ireland to break out his fiancée Tara (Farah Karimaee) from a Dublin jail after she is arrested by cops on charges of drug trafficking. For this mission, Raghu has to take the help of Santino (Naseeruddin Shah), an escape artist, who advises him on how to execute the perfect prison break.
Will Raghu be able to help Tara escape and will they find out who their mysterious foe is? Watch the film to find out, if you dare…
Himesh had actually impressed me with his comic timing in Khiladi 786, but he surely undid all that with this latest disaster. For some reason, Himesh prefers to sleepwalk through the film with a morose expression on his face, which does get on your nerves. The man seems incapable of smiling even when he is getting cozy with his fiancée.
Farah Karimaae, who plays Tara is a totally forgettable PYT and we believe she should only stick to modeling as acting is something that seems beyond her. The film also stars Naseeruddin Shah, who is as effortlessly good as ever while Shekhar Kapur and Kabir Bedi as the Indian ambassador to Ireland and the Police Commissioner respectively, are absolutely wasted in their roles. Monica Dogra plays Tara’s lawyer and the only thing we remember about her is a tight skirt and a clueless expression on her face.
The songs are mercifully short, though not memorable, except for the Ishq Samundar track, which brings to mind a gorgeous Isha Koppikar gyrating in a night club. The film has high production values and has a slick feel to it, but in the absence of good performances and an uninspired script and screenplay, Teraa Surroor ends up being a boring trip.