When there is Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, Nana Patekar and Anil Kapoor.. you expect a really good comedy movie and I am no exception in it. I went for the movie with a great hope and was expecting something like No Entry (Previous movie of the same director – Anees Bazmee) but sadly the movie was nowhere near No Entry. Let’s walk through the story line.
The story is bit complicated, actually it’s been ripped from the English movie, Mickey Blue Eyes. Rajiv (Akshay Kumar) falls in love with Sanjana (Katrina Kaif), sister of the gangster Uday Shetty (Nana Patekar). But Rajiv’s uncle Dr. Ghungru (Paresh Rawal) wants Rajiv to get married in a family who is far away from the criminal background. What will Rajiv and Sanjana do now? Rest is to watch..
I have tried to make things simpler but if you wish to know the story in detail, check it out on Wikipedia.
Okay, now the review time.
The movie was kind of mix of comedy and boring stuff. There were many hilarious scenes but many unnecessary scenes (e.g. april fool sponsored thingy in first half), songs made things worse. The first half of the movie looked like it had been shot ages back and I was still waiting for love story between Rajiv and Sanjana to start but it didn’t take off even after their engagement, no chemistry between them at all. 2ndly no bond between Sanjana and Uday Shetty, though Uday was running around in first half to find a groom for her sister but not even a single scene had shown brother and sister together. It was more like every actor had their parts to act, they did shot them in various portions, sang few songs together, editor (or whoever is the technical person) clubbed them all together and made the movie.
The 2nd half was equally bad, stuffed with unnecessary scenes and really bad songs. Music was simply pathetic. We were waiting for the songs to get over. The ending death scene was hilarious but instead of ending the movie right there, the director decided to stretch it and end the movie in a super boring manner.
Apart from the bad music, bad direction, it seems the editor was not paid enough, very poor editing job. In first half, few scenes were chopped off without even caring about finishing them off. (e.g The car scene of Akshay, Paresh and others)
But but but, the movie had good parts too, actually, the comedy was at its best. Even though many of the scenes were totally illogical but they were just way too funny. Some of the best scenes of the movie would be, the death scene in the end, the car scene in the first half etc..
Okay, to sum the things up, on the acting front, Akshay was OK, nothing great or different. Paresh Rawal was good like always. Nana Patekar was superb, Anil Kapoor was great too. (Don’t miss his painting scenes), Katrina was more like a doll with very low scope for the acting. Firoz Khan did not impress me much. Mallika Sherawat was surprisingly good. Other side kicks were ok. Music was P A T H E T I C. Direction was not that impressive (only comedy scenes were handled well). Editing was bad.
So overall, I would rate this movie [rating: 2/5] The movie stands good chances on the box office as it is Akshay Kumar starrer (just like SRK, he can carry any bad movie on his shoulders and change the scenario). We have seen that in in Hey Baby.
If you ask me, I would say, wait for the DVD, don’t bother spending 200 bucks on the ticket.