This one is as popcorn as a film can get. Dripping with cheesiness, B-movie devices and logical howlers, Right Yaaa Wrong is hardly a brainy thriller. However, the fact that it gets its basics right makes it a pretty engrossing one-time watch.
The plot won't make you move to the edge of the seat, but mild curiosity about what happens next is what it manages to achieve. Ajay Sridhar (Sunny Deol) and Vinay Patnaik (Irrfan Khan) are brilliant cop buddies with very obviously delineated opposite personalities. While the former is a cheerful family man and believes in grey areas and second chances for criminals, the latter is a crabby and grumpy by-the-rules player.
Now Ajay's wife Anshita (Eesha Koppikar) is carrying on with someone else behind his back, and when Ajay becomes handicapped in a criminal shoot-out, equations change all over. Soon, there is a battle between Vinay's personal relationship with Vinay and his duty as a police officer.
Strictly speaking, there is little by way of scandal and mystery in Right Ya Wrong, because all the answers are laid out bare well before you're even given a chance to think them up. However, a decently handled screenplay, some interesting courtroom scenes, and a few dialogues help in keeping up an elementary level of intrigue.
Still, everything reduces to a farce at the preposterous ending, and we're not even going into how illogical and ethically unjust the villain's justifications are. Also, some of the logical explanations you're looking for never come about.
The only sparks of brilliance are when Irrfan Khan is around and spitting some of his splendidly executed wryness and sarcasm. His character is almost the intellectual spine of the otherwise unexceptional script.
Khan is undoubtedly the best among the cast, and it is engaging to see him share screen space with Deol's star presence. The latter doesn't have too much to do, and some preposterous action scenes look like plugins for his stardom, but it's nice to see him back. Konkona Sen Sharma is in a pointless nothing role as a lawyer, which falls flat when compared to the more layered roles we're used to seeing her in.
Right Yaaa Wrong is pretty well-shot, but then again, it's not as glossy as some of its counterparts. A pretty Goan sea-facing home is where a lot of the story takes place in, and there are some flattering shots of the actors, too, making them look sleekly turned out. The music, though, is barely an accessory to the script - and stays that way.
We'd recommend Right Yaaa Wrong if you've nothing else to do - it's still better than the rest of the refuse that came out of the Bollywood stables this weekend.