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- meeta, a part of the audience
A few people complain that I take "without giving the movie away" too seriously and I should at least give a bit of the story outline. Here you go - an infidel husband is trying to hide his illicit affair from his wife who's keen on finding out more about the woman who is nagging her boyfriend to leave his wife who has hired her admirer to spy on her husband who has hired a man to pretend to be his girlfriend's boyfriend who is trying to escape from the girlfriend's ex-boyfriend. And I'm not making this up!
I truly don't even know which pulled hair to begin with, for slapsticks like these. They take my frustration with "brains out" school of film-making to astounding new levels. How come? Because they take actors like Ranvir Shorey and throw them down the chute. Ok, can't complain about Govinda and Riteish Deshmukh because they have set themselves in that groove. Though they know and so do we, they can do much better comedy if they were given a chance to. But, charming Sushmita Sen - with or without the extra weight? She can act, most certainly better than this. Same goes for Lara Dutta. I've always liked her for carrying of all kinds of attires in style. But the skin on display here is yuckety yuck!! And all she does is shriek, shriek louder and some more.
And as if that weren't enough there's a sequence in the film when Govinda and Riteish Deshmukh adopt a female voice. And by definition women shriek, right? Right! So at one point there were 3 female shrieks on at once. Oh, the nightmare! Actually, I think most of the dubbing was heavily processed by the latest equipment available for editing. I refuse to believe any human could create so much noise so consistently for such a long time.
And not so much as half a punch line in this never-ending circus. Not a single gag that could bring as much as a smirk out of you.
I sound so petty trying to find faults in a film that might actually have felt offended if we liked something about it. Zilch content unless loud tight slaps, louder background music, moronic situations can make a non-negative contribution to content.
The religiously inclined, please let the movie-watching audience know what ritual we need to conduct to send the Dhavan-Govinda combination to retirement. Please, please, please, oh mighty ones, please tell us…
- meeta, a part of the audience
Thumbs down, by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express : ...Manoj Pahwa shows up as the only one who cannot do it – he sits on a porcelain throne and pleads with his constipated bowels, “Aaja!” And you wonder if this visual isn’t the perfect metaphor... full review
Thumbs down, by Bobby Singh, Bobby Talks Cinema.com : ...In the second half, David also uses the cult “Dead Body Act” from “Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron”, which again falls flat along with other half baked jokes played for the viewers. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes : ...And when Dhawan realizes that the screenplay cannot be stretched any further, all conflicts are conveniently resolved in split-seconds through emotional outbursts... full review
Thumbs down, by Ashok Nayak, Now Running.com : ...The outdated situational jokes like the dead body of the detective going around the hotel and some faulty characterizations like the crazy angry ex-boyfriend are a huge turn-off. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies : ...Extra-marital affairs have been the subject of several of David Dhawan’s films, but a treatment that ODs on infantile sexual innuendos is hardly amusing today.... full review
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