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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.
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"