London based musician Takila (Rajesh Parasher) comes to Chandigarh to meet Maya. On reaching his uncle’s house in India, he gets caught in an ongoing income tax raid. But that’s not his issue. He is more concerned about whom he should get married to…a Bengali income tax officer who lisps, a typical Gujarati Dandiya teacher or the wealthiest of them all, Maya? To add to his confusion, his lookalike pretends to be him for obvious reasons.
If you thought Humshakals was unbearable, at least you had a good-looking actor like Saif Ali Khan in it. Imagine the plight of witnessing two obscure actors playing the double role in a story that’s as dated as the Ramsay brothers’ horror. Given the actors, Daler Mehndi’s title track, location and setting, Kabab Mein Haddi would have probably clicked as a Punjabi film. As a Hindi language film, it’s simply sleep inducing.
Former cricketer Dinesh Mongia mimics Amitabh Bachchan as he plays his diehard fan in the film. Barring this, nothing manages to even remotely amuse you. Also, scenes involving the ‘tribute to Bachchan mithai shop’, where sweets are named after the superstar’s super-hit films are also funny. Sadly, remembering Bachchan doesn’t salvage the otherwise immature script. The topic of sexual orientation and homosexuality pops out of nowhere and ends up looking like a joke, though the intention is noble.
When an NRI comes to India to meet a probable bride, he becomes the center of attention as other girls consider him their ‘ticket to London’. To make things more complicated, he gets mistaken for his lookalike, who happens to be a thief.
The Times of India