Shortkut - The Con Is On (2009)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 8 mins

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The story focuses on Shekhar (Akshaye Khanna), who is currently an assistant director, hoping to write and direct his own movie soon. His friend Raju (Arshad Warsi) is a struggling actor who has been waiting for Shekhar to write a film script so he can star in. However, when Shekhar rejects him as the film's hero, Raju decides to steal Shekhar's film script and release the film under his own name. The film is released and turns out to be an blockbuster, leading Raju to stardom. Heartbroken Shekhar, at this time, is left by his girlfriend Mansi (Amrita Rao). Lack of confidence, Shekhar writes an new and better film script and wants to star Raju in it, however when Raju rejects the script, Shekhar decides to film the movie without Raju knowing he is in it. Shekhar and his low-budget film crew follow Raju around everywhere to complete their movie. Eventually, when the movie is finished, it turns out that Raju's role in the film was embarrassing and humiliating, and turns Raju into a box office bomb. Shekhar's film succeeds and he is offered more movies. Raju turns into a flop, and decides to steal someone else's script.

Cast: Akshaye Khanna, Amrita Rao, Anil Kapoor

Crew: Neeraj Vora (Director), Ashok Mehta (Director of Photography), Ehsaan Noorani (Music Director), Loy Mendonsa (Music Director), Shankar Mahadevan (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Release Dates: 10 Jul 2009 (India)

Hindi Name: शॉर्टकट - द कॉन इज ओन

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as Shekhar Giriraj
as Mansi
as Himself
as Vikram
as Gayetri's mom
as Rajesh 'Raju' 'King Kumar' Kumar
as Guru Kapoor
as Arresting Officer
as Film Director
as Dancer
as Gayetri's dad
as Himself
as Himself
as Chawl Resident
Supporting Actor


Assistant Director


Production Company
Executive Producer
Line Producer



Screenplay Writer
Dialogue Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Art Director

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer



Visual Effects

Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Coordinator
Digital Compositor
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Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35:1, 2.39:1 (Scope)
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The film is a remake of the Malayalam movie Udayananu Tharam (2005).

Lara Dutta was signed for the film but opted out because she didn't want to be paired opposite Arshad Warsi. She was replaced by Amrita Rao.