'Cash' review: Amol Parashar's comic caper is a fun watch
Recently, Disney+ Hotstar released Cash, starring Amol Parashar, Smriti Kalra, Swanand Kirkire, Kevin Dave, and Gulshan Grover. A light-hearted comedy that centers around the period of demonetization in India, it manages to hold your attention throughout its span. A simple treatment and relatable situations in the movie will tickle your funny bone. However, it has an emotional element too. Here's our review.
The comic drama has a lot of relatable elements
Parashar plays Armaan Gulati, a failed entrepreneur who aspires to be India's Elon Musk. He finds an opportunity during demonetization to convert people's black money into white. He meets Neha (Kalra), who helps him accomplish this. But police catch hold of Gulati and his people to reach their target of raiding illegal cash transactions. How will he get out of this mess?
Parashar steals the show in this slapstick comedy
Parashar, who also narrates the film, displays a strong command over his role. Dave, who plays Parashar's associate friend, brings an innocence to his character which is adorable. Kirkire, also a noted lyricist, delivers a promising performance. His acting skills show that he takes his craft seriously. Pawan Chopra and Grover have also performed decently in their respective roles in the movie.
An interesting concept, but sans the power of music
Though the film keeps you hooked to your seats with its gripping storyline, it fails in the music department. Tera Hua, sung by Arijit Singh, is the only track in the movie that is worth listening to. Another disappointment came from Kalra, who plays the romantic interest of Parashar. The role had scope, but the actress did not do justice to her part.
Watch with your family and laugh your hearts out
With numerous twists and turns, the two-hour-long film does impress you with its plot. Director Rishabh Seth has also delivered this comic caper in an entertaining way. In a nutshell, you can watch with your entire family at home and laugh your hearts out at the funny situations depicted in the movie. Verdict: 3 stars (for the hilarious situations and Parashar's performance).