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Any decent movie must either tell a good story or provide good experience. Though there is not much to call a story in Golmaal 3, it does provide a good experience nevertheless. Also, it is a mad caper spoof of several Bollywood movies – both retro and current.



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Every time someone complains of brainless stuff being said or shown on radio/TV/films, there is someone in the drawing room conversation who'll say, "this is what the people want". And every time this happens, I seethe with anger, control it down to irritation, and try to make an argument against the statement. In vain, of course. With Golmaal 3 around the corner, I might as well talk to walls. The film's trailer blatantly lays the onus on the viewer. "You liked Golmaal and Golmaal Returns, here have some more! You can't really blame us, your behavior showed your preference." So, now we can't even blame the makers, eh? Oh well...

I admit, I loved the 'kyon aage peechhe dolte ho...' song from the first episode. And I Tusshar Kapoor's scenes as the dumb side-kick was hilarious, but I didn't like Golmaal Returns at all and I squirm at the thought of seeing more of the same.

The usual stuff is going to stay put. The Golmaals are known for grand introductory shots for the actors. I enjoyed watching the trailer with Ajay Devgn paying a tribute to his debut by mimicking the stunt Phool aur Kaante had. Also Shreyas Talpade is being introduced lurching from a giant wheel. Then there's always a funky Golmaal vehicle (this time it's a 5-seater bike!), and ridiculous stunts.

But there are little rays of hope from what is being heard and told about the film. There's promise of a "new and improved" Tusshar Kapoor. Also, he now has a sidekick! gulp In the form of Kunal Khemu! gulp gulp

Well, my sounds are a little more comprehensible. Rohit (Shetty) didn’t want any mumbling this time. I don’t talk but you can understand what I’m trying to convey.

Also, there's this thing about Kareena Kapoor's dog in the film, which I found outrageously hilarious but won't give it out (The joke is spoilt for me, but won't let that happen to you, at least on my count.) But, with 6 main characters instead of 5, there's a promise for more chaos and less character development. (I know, I know, I should watch what I'm asking for!) I find it really annoying when each character has this one defining trait that is repeated till it completely drains your sense out. (oops! I am supposed to leave them at home, aren't I?) Anyway, we have Shreyas Talpade stammering -

Rohit Shetty’s Golmaal 3 is the story of animosity between two sets of siblings within a family. I play Gopal’s (enacted by Ajay Devgn) brother. Gopal, a softie at heart, loses his cool at the drop of a hat and I try to pacify him all the time. My character Laxman stammers a lot and Bebo is the only one who waits to listen to me in the film. Our track has some rib-tickling moments.

However, I think I can forget and forgive a few slapsticky elements for this one good deed the marketing department is doing -

The producers have also tied up with Nickelodeon, which goes off air for an hour during this time of the year in India because the film's team wants to stress the importance of playing outdoors instead of computer games.

Hopefully, some of this creativity will also trickle down into the film and will actually make this Diwali funnier and more entertaining. Touted as India's first ever trilogy, the third episode of theGolmaal brand will be out on November 5th.

Music Reviews

milliblog - "Barring Ale, this soundtrack is largely boremaal"
dunkdaft - "below average score"
Hindustan times - "... has few hits and few misses. But the album is worth a listen"
Bollywood Hungama - "a fun ride that should go well with racy visuals"
desi hits - "fun music"
Total Filmy - "a must have for all Bollywood music buffs"

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