“Dirty Harry” Baweja is back with another socially-relevant scorcher that takes on the biggest problem India faces today.
They are everywhere: in honeymoon suites, in women’s changing rooms, in toilets —shamelessly capturing, in a clandestine fashion, disrobed female bodies engaged in private acts.
As ACP Arjun (Sunny Deol) rues, in a heartbreaking sequence : “Kahaan chupayenge humare ma behenon ko?” (Where will we hide our mothers and sisters?)
Yes things are that bad.
After shouting down the Pakistani Army in “Gadar” and putting into body bags many enemies of the country, Sunny Deol is back in “Teesri Aankh–the Hidden Camera” with a single point mission—-to send the evil men trading in the honor of our mothers and sisters back to their makers.
And what evil men they are ! There is their leader Sudama Pande, a debauch who is always seen getting lap-dances from strippers (he runs a strip club which is always conducting “group-discussions”), played with undiluted avarice by Mukesh Rishi for whom this is but a continuation of his role as Bullah from Gunda. Yes the same guy whose motto was :” Mera naam hain Bullah, Raktha hoon main khulla” and who referred to his illegitimate child as “Mere haseena ka paseena”.
He also keeps on saying ” Don’t tell me the problem, tell me the solution” to his cohorts—which makes him sound suspiciously like your average PhD advisor.
Helping him in his nefarious activities are two evil friends—Dinesh and Dinesh (referred to as D&D) whose job it is to blackmail saxxy (as they pronounce it) models into making dirty movies all the while sprouting smart lines like : “Heyy babby, give me some pose”. This D&D would put Dumb and Dumber to shame—-I tell you.
Caught in their web of deceit and blackmail is Sunny Deol’s fiance –Neha Dhupia who had come to London as a contestant for the “Face of India” despite Sunny’s repeated remonstrations that such things are not suitable for “mothers and sisters”. Blackmailed into performing despicable acts (not shown in the movie alas), she is virtually a prisoner of these horrible men.
In this backdrop comes Sunny Deol to London to try to locate his missing fiance as well as to put the Sudamas out of business. Aided in his job by a mute hottie (Amisha Patel who in an inspired bit of direction does not open her mouth and essays her standard “deer caught in headlights” damsel in distress role to perfection) and a couple of clowns including a girl who does poledance karate (watch the movie to find out), ACP Arjun embarks on a mission of roaring rage and revenge, sure to strike terror into the hearts of nasty CD-creators worldwide.
Sunny Deol is in his elements in “Teesri Aankh”, a policeman who boasts “main uniform nahin pahenta” ( I do not wear uniform)— primal screams and flying fists and thundering public service messages punctuate his command performance. In an amazing scene, he kicks a moving jeep and it flies in the air—somersaulting away. And in another, two goondas come from either side driving their bikes trying to run the gallant Jat over. No such luck. In a move Neo of Matrix would give his right nut for, he lifts the two motorbikes in his hands and throws them back.
If there is one scene that defines this masterpiece, it is Sunny Deol telling a baddie, before he screws him over :
” Yeh sarkari danda hain” (This is the government’s stick).
Concluding, this is one movie you should watch with your third eye of knowledge. And as you all know, this eye is only activated once you keep your two eyes firmly closed.
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