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For what it's worth, I'd consider it a positive that I didn't find it too much of a torture.Read more
Have I just gotten used to it or is the confusion in Housefull 3 a little more amusing than Housefull and Housefull 2? Hey, before you roll your eyes, it is only relative. Any film which has the first shot in the trailer imply that dancing in western clothes is not cultured can only be so funny.
The three women will be props for sure. Only included so the men could fight over whether or not they get married. Inclusion of Abhishek Bachchan to this mix says a lot about his career's graph. Though, hopefully his sense of comic timing has potential to add value, even if he doesn't seem to have too much scope from what we see in the trailer. Akshay Kumar and Riteish Deshmukh do exactly what they are expected to – more of the same.
This is one of those movies that I go to watch hoping that there will be a laugh or two – that is a laugh or two more than I expect.
(This preview was written in the second week of May and has been auto-published.)
- meeta, a part of the audience
Someone I know read out a forwarded joke with full enthusiasm, “Listen to this one, it is hilarious! Why do chickens sit on eggs? Because they don't have chairs.” I am stumped trying to figure out why this is funny. “How do they even think of this stuff!? Hats off to their brains!”, she goes on. I refrain from trying to point out that chickens don't sit on eggs. That is exactly the kind of humor Housefull 3 carries. It doesn't make you laugh much but you are dumbstruck thinking about the process which might have brought out the joke – the overall plot, the situations, the puns, the slapstick, everything. That awe takes the edge off the torture but there is enough in the form of regressive concepts, racism, sexism and other forms of insensitivity that you would rather avoid.
The two main types of humor that Housefull 3 banks on are the forwarded variety or the kind that are with the intention of being insensitive. There is a third type in the form of performances, but of the lot only Akshay Kumar puts in all his energy. While it still didn't make me laugh, he was doing a lot more than just contorting his face. Of course, he was the only one who had a character with scope for doing more. Abhishek Bachchan and Riteish Deshmukh don't really have much to make their characters look or feel different from each other. Boman Irani too is the typical loud character you would find in every slapstick.
Similarly, the ladies Jacqueline Fernandez, Lisa Haydon and Nargis Fakhri play the regular props who are supposed to make us differentiate between cultured and uncultured women by their attire. Oh well.
Actually I got one good laugh. It was a real hoot to see how self-aware the film-makers are. They actually included a scene that confesses and apologizes for all that is wrong about the film. It is always funny when people know that what they are doing is wrong and go ahead and do it anyway.
As far as the story goes, it is hard to say whether there was some method to the silliness or we have gotten used to it so much that it seems like the new normal. Just a different shade of intolerable.
- meeta, a part of the audience
Thumbs up, by Sreeju Sudhakaran, Bollywood Life : ...Housefull 3 is neither the best comedy film in Bollywood nor it aims to be. Yet, it is the best film of the franchise (not that there is much to aim there…), as it is far more entertaining and funnier than its predecessors. Go for it, if you like mindless entertainers, and I am sure you will not be disappointed! ... full review
So-So, Bollywood Hungama : ...On the whole, HOUSEFULL 3 has all the constituents of an archetypal Hindi masala movie with hilarity, absurdity, humour, gags and punches in abundance. The film is a madcap entertainer which delivers guffaws, belly laughs and over-the-top slapstick humour in gigantic proportion. The film however is bound to get diverse reactions from the audiences. If you admire and relish these entertainers, and are passionate about cinema of this variety, then HOUSEFULL 3 is definitely a stress buster for you. Else, you can stay away from this. At the Box-Office, HOUSEFULL 3 will appeal only to the masses, the aam aadmi, who relish hardcore masala movies. ... full review
So-So, by Devesh Sharma, Filmfare : ...To reiterate, Sajid-Farhad had ample opportunities to make a genuinely campy situational comedy but bungled it. The actors involved try their hardest to rise above the material given to them. They are all at ease with each other and a little more directorial effort would have made it a nice ensemble film. ... full review
So-So, by Vishal Verma, Glamsham.com : ...All said and done, HOUSEFULL 3 may still find patronage among Akshay Kumar's die-hard fans and those who can laugh at anything. Leaving the rest to pray that this may be the 'Aakhri Pasta' (the last installment) of this no brainer that was once upon a time an entertainer... ... full review
So-So, by Surabhi Redkar, koimoi : ...Housefull 3 is a no-brainer that can be enjoyed only by fans of Akshay. For people seeking for good jokes, check into one of your WhatsApp groups! A 2/5 for this not-so-housefull of jokes! ... full review
So-So, by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY : ...This is not a politically correct film by any standards and is quite unapologetic about it, except for a forced, unwittingly hilarious scene where the girls talk about kindness towards handicapped people. ... full review
So-So, by Meena Iyer, Times of India : ...One star in the rating is for Akshay who has mastered this genre. Riteish and Abhishek keep pace with him, as does Jacqueline. So if you just want to LOL—go for it! ... full review
Thumbs down, by Anna MM Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies : ...The only actor other than Kumar who makes somewhat of an impact in Housefull 3 is Boman Irani who lifts the film in many of his scenes. Jackie Shroff, who deserves better, is wasted. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com : ...However, ending on an introspective note, I would personally like to question Akshay Kumar for his actual vision behind such contradicting choice of films displayed in the recent years, wherein at one end he gives us worth praising high-in-spirits movies such as HOLIDAY, BABY, AIRLIFT and more setting a fine example, but on the other he has no issues in featuring in songs such as “Pyar Ki Maa Ki……” and “Taang Utha Ke” creating a huge moral confusion. Here would like to add, that we all love to see Akshay featuring in these mindless comedies too using his impeccable comic timing widely known to all. But dancing to such awfully degraded lyrics………….. really hurts a lot! ... full review
Thumbs down, by ARNAB BANERJEE, Deccan Chronicle : ...But if your sole purpose of staving off boredom is to spend 135 minutes in a theatre, despite the overly enthusiastic effort on the part of the star-cast and the filmmaker’s stimulus giving no value or meaning or fun-filled joy ride to your life, you might as well go for it! ... full review
Thumbs down, by Ameet Bhuvan, Desi Martini : ...So the film moves on, one song to the other, one line after another, silly to down right ridiculous, insensitive to weirdly insulting, with not an iota of a pretense of film making or story telling. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Mohit Patil, Desi Martini : ...The ideas that Housefull 3 peddles, predicates its humour on, are so sickening one could write a thesis on all the irredeemable aspects of it. No, it can't - shouldn't - be cut some slack because hey, it's just mindless entertainment. Humour is always loaded with politics, even quick one-liners propagate or denounce ideas. No joke falls from the sky, just like that. If this piece of shit does end up working at the box-office, it would be an urgent message to us as a society that we need to get our heads checked. It's that awful... full review
Thumbs down, by Krish Sripada, Desi Martini : ...If you love PJs and grown-ups behaving like losers and pretty actresses talking dumb crap with foreign accent (because brought up in London), this is your movie. Enjoy! ... full review
Thumbs down, by johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal : ...Bachchan is an aspiring rapper (a bad one at that) , Deshmukh is a professional car racer (he looked quite clueless), and Akshay with a split personality is a footballer, are in the romancing and self-deprecation, attracted by the big chance. The confounding script gets it even more complicated by inserting Urja Nagre (Jackie Shroff) a former underworld Don who appears to have a personal interest in the future of the three belles. And there’s Chunky Pandey rehashing his Aakhri Pasta with so much cheese that it grates on your nerves. The jokes and slap-stick are of the repetitive variety- the kind you have read on the internet/social media time and again. 1... full review
Thumbs down, by Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times : ...Akshay, Riteish and Abhishek Bachchan – all seem to be having fun and their energy keeps the engine running. But it’s not enough. And did I mention that Chunky Pandey reprises his role as Aakhri Pasta. In one scene, he appears disguised as the paravarik jyotish Akhri Aasta. It’s very tiring. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Suhani Singh, india today : ...Everything about Housefull 3 screams for attention. It's as if its makers want you to know that they have spent a lot on the actresses' make-up and skimpy wardrobe, the locations and the ghastly songs with innumerable extras. The humour is crass -it's oh-so-hilarious to rob young women of the ability to have kids. The move of suddenly turning overtly serious doesn't work neither do the puns. The slapstick humour is only exhausting and not engaging one bit. Of the cast, the one who occasionally manages to pull off the ridiculousness is Akshay Kumar. It isn't a good sign at all that for a film that proclaims to be a comedy that the audience spends most of it in pin-drop silence. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Lata Jha, Live Mint : ...‘Housefull 3’ is an ode to hare-brained antics that should work if you don’t look for sense, while ‘The Nice Guys’ does well with its random lunacy dished out by experts ... full review
Thumbs down, by Kunal Guha, Mumbai Mirror : ...Sajid Khan would've done a better job — said no one ever. But given that he helmed the first two in the franchise — which essentially relied on retardedness — this would've been the glove that Khan was born to fist. The replacements — a certain director duo called Sajid-Farhad, do what any substitute would — play up the format's signature sequences, marginalise Chunky Pandey and hope for a miracle. But they only go on to prove that if laughter is the best medicine, this film will make you beg for euthanasia. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV : ...The onus is eventually on Akshay, Riteish and Abhishek to give the film some direction. But all that they do is flow along with the mindless tale, often hitting dead-ends from where there can be no return to sanity. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Namrata Joshi, The Hindu : ...Abhishek Bachchan has a natural flair for comedy but here he is toned down to the extent of becoming lacklustre. And can we please see him with an identity of his own rather than being burdened with his illustrious surname? He is certainly more than a “bade baap ka beta”. Even on the silver screen. ... full review
Zain_Khan78: Wow Housefull 3 was absolutely amazing. Excellent performance. loved it @Asli_Jacqueline @akshaykumar @Riteishd
yashKapoor1234: Wow Mst comedy thi yaar some thing new you will all see HOUSEFULL 3 MY FAV DIALOGUE LALLA LLALA LORRY DUDH KI KATORI BAHO MEIN AAJA GORRII
vogueszap: Just watched housefull 3 and It was so hilarious
UroosaAkbar: Just came bk from cinema i watched Housefull 3 and man it was soo funny!! Everyone needs to watch it!
tiltonferns: Epic comedy movie
sunnykapoor23: housefull 3 hit
Sukhyykaur: Housefull 3 is a mad funny movie
singhp1105: Housefull 3 with the family was hilarious and just the medicine I needed.
ShefaliModi3: Watched movie #housefull 3... Its really superb... Laugh riot
SharmaStrong4d: Excellent entertainment housefull 3
Shaikhamreen25: Housefull 3 movie was superb
ShahRukhKrazy: Just caught up on Comedy nights bachao with housefull 3! Really good episode..probably best comedy show on tv right now
ser_gie: Housefull 3 was so much fun it,s a laugh riot it was totally amazing i really enjoyed it especially the stunning beauty jacgueline
SaroshKotwal: Saw Housefull 3 . Gotta love it
Sagarika_Rixton: Just home hha. Loved @NandosUK my fav and Housefull 3. What a great film
RoHiTbhUToRIA: Watched Housefull 3...A madslap comedy...to be watched without expecting sense...enjoyed the movie.. @juniorbachchan @akshaykumar @Riteishd
Rockways: Housefull 3. Akshay Kumar can make any movie great. His performance was on spot!
RitaaaKaur: Housefull 3 is out, it's a must to watch.
rishabhbairwa: Fully fadu funny movie .
retardedlampost: Housefull 3 is by far one of the best housefull movies I've seen
Rakesh3324: HOuseFull 3 mst movie hai maja aa gya aapki ksam bas @riteishd
rajan_midha1: Housefull 3 was a funny one
nrhumaira_: housefull 3 is awesome
niyatis25: HOUSEFULL 3 IS HILARIOUS
naveenroy1: Watched housefull 3 today at Cinema.. Bade Dino baad khul ke hasaaa. Thanks to @akshaykumar @juniorbachchan @Riteishd
NarryMcCuddly: Housefull 3 is soo good. Such a fun and entertaining movie. Nargis is goals
MukeshBolaniya: Full Entertain movie Housefull 3
mohit_sharma__: Housefull 3 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Class Comedy
MeUmashankar: Housefull 3 is #UltimateComedyRiot Full on entertainment!!! Sandy and sundhi were fabulous and Chunky Pandey is Epic!!
kumarshubham367: I enjoyed Housefull 3 with my friends really awesome
kulthoomshxikh: Housefull 3 was sooooo good
kritz_04: Omg housefull 3 was so fucking awesome
KRangoonwal: Today Watch Housefull 3 Comedy & Action Movies Full Enjoyed Akshay Kumar Role Super
khizarchocksy: Housefull 3 is amazing ~
Kaur1Chetna: #housefull_3 awesm #movie :p . I have nevr laughed bettr than this :v . . -RaHuL™
JZ_7: Housefull 3 was a good laugh
JayMakkar: HouseFull 3 review by me 4.5/5 #Housefull3 gang is #Awesome
jangida776: Housefull 3 movie 100/5 star super duper hitttt movie i like akshay kumar
iFarhanKhan: Achi movie haii housefull 3
iamankit_A: Housefull-3... You will die laughing
hiraakamal: Housefull 3!! What a great film.... Had soo much fun laughing and just chilling.... Lovely way to spend a Saturday!!!
himzzy786: Housefull 3 gr8 but #housefull2 was much better
Gitesh21kapoor: Watched housefull 3. It was amazing but @ times repetitive. @juniorbachchan was my favourite in the movie. @Asli_Jacqueline @akshaykumar
ElegantSRKFan: Housefull 3- Patriotic Comedy, must watch!
Dxnnii_bbyOX: Housefull 3 was hilarious omfg
djahmedbilal: Housefull 3 is full entertainment time pass movie, guess crowd is loving it.
DineshN16346217: Housefull 3 movie the best movie
CllmeBhullar: Housefull 3 was a perfect movie to start my weekend
chiitaphon: just watched Housefull 3 it was hilarious!!!
Bahar_Deshpande: Muaah Akshay rocks in Housefull-3 and movies is laugh-riot, laughed continually, shows how versatile Akshay is- must watch for all
a_mufc1: Just saw housefull 3 silly as expected but gave me a good laugh so im happy
Atulkumarshanu1: What a great film given by akshay kumar again soo funny Housefull 3 Rock.
Ashmita1234: Saw Housefull 3. Its the best Housefull ever. It was very funny. @akshaykumar you were the best. I can watch it again and again
Arsalan_Tweet: Absoultely LOVED Housefull 3. So hilarious
arjunjasmeet143: Housefull 3 isa phenomenal film great work by @akshaykumar @Riteishd @juniorbachchan @Asli_Jacqueline @NargisFakhri
anumunjal_: housefull 3 is funny af
ainaysmne: housefull 3 10/10. best gila & asyik gelak tahap keluar air mata dah
acetard: Enjoyed Housefull 3, akshay was awesome,his Jim Carrey act of Me Myself And Irene was fun, better than 1st 2,now judge me all you want
VaibhavPuranikk: My life is so boring that I found even Housefull 3 to be entertaining..
prateek03sharma: Housefull 3 -Mass entertainment if you leave your brain outside the theatre
Neo_Einstein: Housefull 3 wasn't that bad..... Akshay has alone saved the film
ghufranyousafi: Watched Housefull 3 at Cinepax Fortress Stadium tonight, not a bad movie. Few scenes are seriously funny, music is also good.
cinematiclives: Housefull 3 rating from my side ... 2.25/5 ..just an average time pass
bader_zia: Housefull 3 was acc decent
ashthina: Housefull 3 wasn't all that bad. Definitely better than expected
vaishalisirohia: Housefull 3 more like awful three!!!!#Housefull3
troubledblurt: Housefull 3 is full of bad jokes. Please lend the writers some brains. @akshaykumar is the only person worth a watch. #Housefull3flop
sureishs: housefull 3 bakwaas movie bc...
sadukifarzi: Housefull 3 is just punny, not funny.
ras_gullla: Housefull 3 is not a movie, it's an emotion. A depressing one nonetheless but an emotion after all.
raghumaram: Movies are great, they take you to the another place. For example, Housefull 3 took me to the coma.
niteshbarnawal: Housefull 3.....boring movie of the year.....no comedy at all........very very very below the expectations
kd_jk91: The best part about Housefull 3 is that is ended.
JiishaaN: Housefull 3 was pure garbage.
iamash_007: Housefull 3 Quick Review :- What's Good:- Nothing. What's Bad:- Everything.
Fanclub_nepal: I personally didnot like housefull 3...
DevChawla7: Tell the truth or i will make you watch housefull 3 - new kind of terrorism @Sarcasm_So
Ateev_Anand: Housefull 3 की समीक्षा- हंसी फ़िल्म देखकर नहीं आती बल्कि फ़िल्म देखकर हंस रहे इक्का-दूक्का लोगों पर आती है.
AdilChandiwala: Housefull 3 to be renamed as "12 IDIOTS"Majority of the audience were busy msg in the theatre. Totally confused film was comedy or tragedy?
1997_ekta: HOUSEFULL 3 IS SO SHIT WHY AM I LAUGHING
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