The Film: Oops
Tijori Films' Oops! (A) is a sex film which exploits the male anatomy. Story of an over-ambitious male stripper and his bosom pal, it talks about the stripper's mental turmoil after he develops a relationship with a woman older than him. The lady also develops guilt pangs after the relationship. The climax deals with the resolution of the problems
created due to the relationship.
Inspired by the Hollywood film Class, the film has a fairly racy first half despite some repetitive scenes. The post-interval portion becomes dull after a point. As a writer, Deepak Tijori has chosen the convenient way out by not really bothering too much about the logical sequence of events.
The mental turmoil of the male stripper's original girlfriend is hurried and her equation with his bosom pal is unconvincing. The mental trauma of the elderly woman, which leads her into a relationship with a guy much younger than her, has also been sought to be established through dialogue more than through scenes. Of course, this couldn't be completely helped because of a suspense angle involved but, nevertheless, that cannot be an excuse. The shock value when the suspense is revealed, is good. However, the excitement is not maintained throughout thereafter.
The strip-tease show of the guys is a novelty for the Hindi film audience. Although there are some comic moments in the film, they are few; there should have been many more of them. Emotions don't touch the heart at all. Although the stripper and his friend are so close to each other as to share every secret, the fact that they have never been to each other's house is difficult to digest. This is an important point in the drama but one which has been treated so casually that it makes the suspense to rest on a weak foundation. The happy ending too has been hurriedly arrived at and looks too unbelievable to be true.
Kiran Janjani does a confident job as the male stripper hero in his debut film. Vikas Sethi, as his best friend, is also good. Adyasha does not have the looks of a heroine. Her acting is fair. Mita Vasishth stands out in the confrontation scene with her son, which she delivers with perfect understanding. Other than that, she doesn't get much scope to act. Kiran Kumar is good. Mink goes through her role of a social butterfly with ease. Amit Singh Thakur does a fair job.
Deepak Tijori's direction is better than his scripting. His shot takings and narrative style are quite good. Music, although good, is not of the hit variety. The 'Yaahein' number is a hummable song and so are 'Uljalul' and 'Alag alag'. Choreography is appropriate. Picturisation of the first song is especially eye-filling. Camerawork (Thomas A. Xavier) is very good.
On the whole, Oops! has novelty and shock value to appeal to a section of the audience. But it is average in merits. Its low price is its biggest advantage, because of which at least some distributors would break even or earn commission. It can hope for an outlet in big cities only. Business in Bombay, Delhi and South will be better.