United Six: Six girls attempt to loot a bank in Bangkok and things go terribly wrong. They now want to escape. Find out more in the review.
Business rating: 0.5 star
Star cast: Parvathy Omanakuttan, Daisy Bopanna, Luna Lahkar, Mahi, Isha Batwe, Pooja Sharma.
What’s Good: Nothing really.
What’s Bad: The childish script.
Verdict: United Six is a poor show all the way.
Loo break: Anytime, any number of times!
Watch or Not? Watch it at your own risk.
White House Productions Ltd.’s United Six (A) is the story of six girls living in Bangkok. They are friends and they all are going through tough times at their work places. Jia (Daisy Bopanna) has just been fired from the bank she works in because she has turned down the sexual advances made by her boss. Frustrated, Jia decides to rob the bank and she convinces all her five friends viz. Shaina (Parvathy Omanakuttan), Maddy (Luna Lahkar), Tia (Mahi), Candy (Isha Batwe) and Tootsie (Pooja Sharma) to support her. The friends are reluctant at first but they finally relent.
The six girls rent a bakery adjacent to the bank and start digging a tunnel leading to the strong room of the bank. However, they soon give up their mission when they realise that it is an almost impossible task. They are in for a shock the following day when all television news channels break the news that the bank has been looted and that six girls are the masterminds behind the bank robbery. The police get cracking the case and all attempts are being made by them to identify the six girls.
Unable to understand how their aborted plan could have led to the bank robbery, the girls are now on the run from the Bangkok police. While hiding their identities, they have to also arrange for money to hire a launch to escape from the country.
Do the girls succeed in escaping the law? Or do the police nab them? Who is the bank robber?
Story and Screenplay – United Six Review
Vishal Aryan Singh and Kapil Mishra’s story is terribly childish. There are so many weird twists and turns that it is a shocker anyone could make a film based on such a kiddish plot. Firstly, why six frustrated girls would think of robbing a bank to combat their frustration has not been explained. A tough and risky job such as a bank robbery has been treated with such casualness, it would seem it was a left-hand job for anyone. The girls give up their mission as easily as they took it up, again revealing their casual attitude to such a serious act.
Even after they learn of the Bangkok police chasing them, they run on the streets in one group, endangering their lives no end. Their behaviour on crossing even one hurdle in their escape from the country is idiotic, to say the least. It seems strange that they never think of surrendering to the police and coming clean about their aborted plan. Although the girls are in Bangkok, they keep referring to the police as KLPD (Kuala Lumpur Police Department), obviously, just so that the vulgar-meaning abbreviation can evoke laughter. But what would the Kuala Lumpur police be doing in Bangkok?
The six girls exhibit a rare show of solidarity always and yet, when towards the end, one of them – Maddy – is left behind while the five others escape in a train, the five are shown to be hardly perturbed by the development. In short, the drama is anything but convincing.
Although the climax is meant to come as a shock, it doesn’t really shake the viewer, if only because the rest of the drama is so juvenile.
Star Performances – United Six Review
Parvathy Omanakuttan does a fair job. Daisy Bopanna is quite alright. Luna Lahkar performs reasonably well. Mahi, Isha Batwe and Pooja Sharma are okay. Others fill the bill. Since it is a girlie flick, the absence of a hero is understandable but this will go against the film’s box-office prospects.
Direction, Music & Action – United Six Review
Vishal Aryan Singh’s direction is better than his script because he has at least managed to keep the chase sequences fairly exciting. Pritam Chakraborty’s music is functional but the songs are at least fast-paced and also interesting because they go well with the mood of the film. Ashish Pandit’s lyrics are okay. Sanjay Shetty’s choreography is nice. Amar Mohile’s background score adds to the tension in some scenes. Camerawork (by Sugin Mamai) is quite nice. Action and stunt scenes, choreographed by Ron Smoorenburg and Kecha Jaika, are okay. Mukesh Thakur’s editing is fair.
The Last Word
On the whole, United Six is a dull fare with bleak chances at the box-office.