Ace Entertainment’s Roop Nagar Ke Cheetey (Marathi; UA) is the story of two friends who turn foes because of a girl. The ridiculous part is that the girl is a third person’s girlfriend!

Akhil Surana (Karan Parab) and Girish Karmarkar (Kunal Shukla) are bosom pals. Akhil gets into a relationship with Devika (Hemal Ingle) who is someone else’s girlfriend. He even has physical relations with her. But he hates it when Girish gets intimate with Devika. Their friendship comes to an end. The same righteous Akhil even gets intimate with Girish’s sister, Smita (Tanvika Paralikar). Do Akhil and Girish become friends again?

Vihan Suryavanshi and Kartik Krishnan have written a story which is silly, to say the least. Their screenplay, with additional screenplay by Valay Mulgund, is also quite ridiculous. The drama is so warped that nothing in it makes sense. Vihan Suryavanshi and Kartik Krishnan’s dialogues are routine.

Karan Parab looks quite good and acts well in his debut role as Akhil Surana. Kunal Shukla is fair in his maiden attempt as Girish Karmarkar. Hemal Ingle looks pretty and acts ably in her debut role as Devika. Sana Prabhu makes a fairly impressive debut as Rati Awasthi. Debutante Mugdha Chaphekar performs well as Kshipra. Aayushi Bhave is quite nice as Maya but she gets limited scope in her debut role. Rajat Kapoor lends good support as builder Jatin Shah. Saorabh Choughule (as Jagan) and Akshay Kelkar (as Sarang) are adequate. Tanvika Paralikar is okay as Girish’s sister, Smita. Onkar Bhojane is ordinary in a brief role as Professor.

Vihan Suryavanshi’s direction is immature. Shaan Rahman and Mannan Shah’s music is quite nice. Jai Atre’s lyrics are alright. Choreography (by Stanley D’Costa, Vihan Suryavanshi and Santosh Reddy) is appealing. Mujeeb Majeed’s background music is fair. Camerawork (Santosh Reddy) is nice. Moses Fernandes’ action and stunts are alright. Prashant Bidkar’s production designing is okay. Gorakshnath Khande’s editing leaves a lot to be desired.

On the whole, Roop Nagar Ke Cheetey will meet with a disastrous fate.

Released on 16-9-’22 at Plaza (daily 1 show) and other cinemas of Bombay thru AA Films. Publicity & opening: weak.