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wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?)
quick review:

It's chaos as usual in Rohit Shetty-land. Save a few funnies, it is typical nonsense one would expect in a film from this genre. Watch if you have nothing better to do, I say.



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Hrishikesh Mukherjee's Golmaal to be remade by Rohit Shetty. The creepy-crawly feeling under my skin is getting over-bearing. I have loved almost all of Hrishikesh Mukherjee's films that I have seen. The thought that the trademark simplicity that goes with his films will most likely be replaced by garish banalities makes me sad from inside.

Add to that self-referencing his previous films will invariably bring back memories from those films. While Singham's 'maaji satakli re' worked in that film, seeing it in a film that has some association with everyday simplicity of middle-class homes of the 70s makes me shudder; not to mention cars being over-turned and the like.

So, the only way out I guess is to forget that the story is based on the original Golmaal from 1979. One shall try.

Meanwhile, the things to look forward to could be Abhishek Bachchan's timing and energy. Though I'm not sure how soon the novelty of his effeminate act disappear.

Ajay Devgan on the other hand seems to have a character who will literally translate into English all the Hindi quotable quotes that the Bol Bachchan team can think of - the variety of which has already worn out from what I've seen in the trailers.

What we are left with is then the title song which is supposedly a treat for Amitabh Bachchan fans. I'm one of those and it made me uncomfortable to see the man with such a humble persona dance to a song that glorifies himself (not his character in a film). Let's hope this is just in passing or fashionably in the end credits. Meanwhile, the rest of the music is just about ok, so say our music reviewers.
Milliblog - "Himesh makes progress, but the banality in two of his songs overtakes even Rohit Shetty’s!"
Music Aloud - "5.5/10"
dunkdaft - "as all Rohit Shetty movie soundtracks are, this one is just like his movies. Play it, pass the time, forget it"
Bollywood Hungama - "3/5"
Bollyspice - "2.5/5"
Apun Ka Choice - "2.5/5"