Starring: Vinay Pathak, Mahie Gill, Saurabh Shukla, Mona Singh, Sanjay Mishra
Directed by Srikanth V. Velagaleti
Utt Pataang starts quite promisingly. It feels like an attempt to relocate Woody Allen in Bombay. So there are eccentric, edgy, almost neurotic characters, nursing broken hearts and desperately longing for love. There is the regular guy Vinay Pathak who has been ditched by his rough and foul-mouthed lady love Mahie Gill. Mona Singh is the small-town girl who has been betrayed by her boyfriend and she deduces this from the menthol cigarette butt with lipstick mark and a used condom on the backseat of their car. Vinay and Mona are thrown together one night and seek comfort in each other. The film relies heavily on the spoken word, moving ahead from one long conversation to another,...