Karan (Ajay Devgan) is a con-man who acts like a gentleman in the presence of his sweetheart and top cop Shania (Shamita Shetty). Angad (Sunil Shetty) is a mafia don who executes his missions with the help of his girlfriend Aditi (Dia Mirza). Aditi and Karan are execute a crime together. Besides, all these activities. Karan has an independent group of heist experts Puja (Esha Deol), Lucky (Ritesh Deshmukh) and Danny (Zayed Khan). The entire story takes place in South Africa. Angad summons the gang to steal 3 precious diamonds. But things go wrong in between these conmen after they get hold of the diamonds. The rest of the story is all about whether cop Shania catches this gang or not.
Ajay Devan is very good with his terse outlook. He underplayed well in scenes that involve dark humor. Sunil Shetty is perfect as ruthless don. Zayed Khan and Ritesh Deshmukh are pretty alright as the heist experts vying for the attention of the same lady. Shamita Shetty fits the bill. But an actress of biggest stature would have got more prominence to the cop role she played. Dia Mirza is prim and most of her footage confines just for close-up and smiles. Esha Deol is bland in this film and she did not suit the role. Ayesha Takia does a guest appearance.
Story - Screenplay - direction: Story is heavily inspired by a plethora of Hollywood films of heist genre. Taking of the film is stylish with exotic locations. The director used cartoon (animation) narration. This kind of narration seems to have been inspired from Run Lola Run and Sin City. The screenplay of the film gets weaken in the latter part of the film. The drama aspect of the film gets a beating because the cop role played by Shamita Shetty appears dumb.
Other departments: Songs of the film are short and well shot. Photography is excellent. Locations chosen in South Africa are very good. Editing is crisp and to the point. Fights are well conceived. Production values of the film are grand.
Analysis: First half of the film is alright. Second half slows down. This film follows the path of Dhoom 2. But what worked for Dhoom 2 was the right star cast and excellent thrills. Dhoom 2 made us forget about logic and enjoy the thrills. But in Cash, we end up questioning the logic and the script value as the star cast and the thrills did not workout that well. The runtime of the film needs to be trimmed as each and every scene is shot as if it is the introduction of hero character.
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