Crew Review: Disappointing Film with Weak Story and Facts

Filmmaker Rajesh A Krishnan has always portrayed crime in his films, be it 'Lootcase' or 'Crew' which hit the theaters on March 29. Not only this but watching the film 'Crew' one realizes how Rajesh A Krishnan,

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Crew Review Disappointing Film with Weak Story and Facts

Rating: One and a half stars

Producer: Ekta Kapoor and Anil Kapoor

Author: Nidhi Mehra and Mehul Suri

Director: Rajesh A Krishnan

Cast: Tabu, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Kriti Sanon, Trupti Khamkar, Kapil Sharma, Diljit Dosanjh, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Rajesh Sharma, etc.

Duration: 2 hours 3 minutes

Filmmaker Rajesh A Krishnan has always portrayed crime in his films, be it 'Lootcase' or 'Crew' which hit the theaters on March 29. Not only this but watching the film 'Crew' one realizes how Rajesh A Krishnan, by making fun of the industrialists and airline company owners who have fled abroad after looting the hard-earned money of the common people, considers their crime as nothing more than a means of laughing. We feel sorry for this mental thinking of Rajesh A Krishnan. The film is full of obscene and double-meaning dialogue. Ekta Kapoor once again proved that she does not believe in making family films. On the other hand, Anil Kapoor is also no less. Filmmaker Rajesh A Krishnan's entire focus remained on gold smuggling and financial management. Hundreds of films have been made on such plots in the nineties. This film, which contains vulgar dialogue along with humor and satire, fails to attract the audience. But the filmmaker takes a dig at the country's economic situation and employment.


A Kohinoor Airlines flight is about to take off but is suddenly ordered to abort and return to the gate. People do not understand why this is happening. It is learned that SI Inspector (Customs) Mala has been informed about possible gold smuggling at this border heading towards the Middle East. The main suspects here are cabin crew members Geeta (Tabu), Jasmine (Kareena Kapoor), and three air hostesses named Divya Rana (Kriti Sanon). All three have their problems in life. Geeta's professional life is in disarray, but at home, her husband Arun Sethi (Kapil Sharma) consoles her. Arun was not very successful in his career, but Arun-Geeta's relationship is a testament to the realistic, harmonious bond between an air hostess and an ordinary man.

Mala along with her team brings these three out of the plane and starts the interrogation. During this interrogation, the story keeps coming in flashbacks.

The owner of Kohinoor Airlines has not paid salaries to his staff for the last six months. People are worried. Inflight supervisor Rajvanshi keeps reassuring them that they should have faith in the airline's owner Vijay Walia, that one day everyone will get their money. Well, six months ago Geeta, Jasmine, and Divya Rana found their in-flight supervisor Rajvanshi dead in his crew seat. When Geeta opened Rajvanshi's shirt to give him CPR, she was stunned to see gold rods tied to his chest. All three feel tempted to put their hands on these gold bars, but they do not do so. Investigating officer Mala also knows this. However, a lot has happened in the six months since then. Mala eventually leaves the trio, but the gold is recovered from the plane. There is no investigation into how this gold came inside the plane.

On the other hand, rumors are rife that Kohinoor Airlines is going bankrupt. Airlines owner Vijay Walia (Saswat Chatterjee) vows to restore Kohinoor's glory like a dashing businessman. But one day he runs away from India. After that, the story takes a different turn. These three air hostesses decide to rob Vijay Walia, but what happens will be known after watching the film.


While watching the film, the viewer is reminded of Vijay Walia and Vijay Mallya, the infamous businessman and owner of the defunct King Fisher Airlines. Filmmaker Rajesh A Krishnan may not have denounced the crime but he has not refrained from taking a dig at dubious corporates and fraudulent management. However, writer duo Nidhi Mehra and Mehul Suri also indicate sympathy towards criminal air hostesses through their films. What message do the writers and directors want to give to society by doing this? The interesting thing is that these three hostesses of the filmmaker accomplish feats that the government and law enforcement agencies have not been able to achieve over the years. The reality is that instead of researching this subject, the filmmaker has presented unbelievable incidents. The writer duo and the director deserve punishment for whatever was shown after the interval. Till now we have been hearing that people are smuggling gold from abroad and bringing it to India, but this film revealed that people are smuggling gold from India to abroad. Wow...the wisdom of the writer and director...the film is full of mistakes and shortcomings. The audience is fed up with seeing Tabu using abusive words. There are obscene dialogues and some actions too.

Overall, the weak story, screenplay, mediocre direction, and vulgar dialogue left no stone unturned to ruin the film.


Tabu's acting in the character of Geeta is quite commendable. But she never tries to be funny in the entire film, because Geeta's face is quite serious. Kareena Kapoor Khan in the role of Jasmine and Kriti Sanon in the role of Divya Rana have been successful in leaving their impact, highlighting the frustration of the middle class of society. But the accent of Divya Rana of Haryana is not Haryanvi. Kapil Sharma disappoints in the role of Geeta's husband Arun. There is nothing for Diljit Dosanjh to do in the role of a customs officer. Trupti Khamkar attracts people's attention in the role of SI Mala. Saswata Chatterjee had nothing to do with the role of Vijay Walia.

-Shantiswarup Tripathi

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