Coffee With D movie cast: Sunil Grover, Anjana Sukhani, Dipannita Sharma, Zakir Hussain, Rajesh Sharma, Pankaj Tripathi
Coffee With D movie director: Vishal Mishra
Coffee With D movie rating: 0.5 stars
A celebrity TV anchor called Arnab who thumps the table and shouts down a studio guest has vanished from prime time in real life, much to the dismay of those who think news television should be non-stop `tamasha’.
If you’re missing him madly, I would have suggested you check out a me-too copy in Coffee With D, also helpfully called Arnab (Sunil Grover). Except the film is un-sittable through: I did it so you wouldn’t have to, and I demand, in return, a splendid villa somewhere across the border and a box full of cigars.
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D, for those who came in late, is the spiffy short from for Don Dawood (Zakir Hussain) who is Arnab’s coveted coffee date. The idea is to interview the guy responsible for all kinds of dark deeds– from match fixing to shoot-outs and kidnap-ransom-murders in India– who operates from a neighbouring country.
It is also to lampoon the TRP hungry TV industry, whose bosses will do anything to get those eyeballs, even if it is most outlandish. If a mobster sitting across a table can give gyaan to whoever cares to listen, why not? And the idea had potential. But when you run out of a plot within a few minutes of your opening, you have no idea of production values, and when the execution is beyond awful, all you want to do is to run.
There’s also something offensive about creating a character playing a cookery show hostess (Dipannita Sharma), who is on air because of her assets. You want to tell us this happens, please go ahead, but how about doing it with some sense?
Grover, who is a well-known TV artist, is the only one who seems serious about this enterprise. Everyone else seems in on the joke.