1800 prints, Akshay or Katrina present at almost all the events happening around the world. Radio stations promoting the movie like crazy. These guys even bought some movie reviewers to give 4 stars. (Read: Taran Adarsh) So, is it worth so much of hype? Well, this review is gonna help you to find it out 😀
OKay, so the story.. well, there is nothing great in the story, started well but the whole thing stopped in between and like a blind man walking on the streets, the story also jumped here and there..
Happy Singh (Akshay Kumar) is someone who always wants to help people but unknowingly things go bad all the time and due to this all the villagers plan to kick him off from the village. So, they make a plan and send him to Australia to bring back the don Luky Singh (Sonu Sood) to their village as don’s parents are not able to live without him. So? Well, our happy singh happily goes to Australia, lands in Egypt by mistake first though.. falls in love.. reaches in Australia.. and tragedy.. this Happy Singh becomes the King.. the Don.. No, nothing serious out there.. all fun.. And the same typical love triangle and all starts..
Okay, I guess, that was enough to give outline about the whole movie.So now, let’s move on to the review.
So, how was the movie?
Hmm.. it started off with array of bad scenes.. atleast first 10 minutes were kind of boring.. then it became pretty impressive till the interval. Akshay Kumar was superb, few comic scenes were just way too good. (Specially the fan one.. I am still laughing over it)
2nd half is more of typical stuff.. something what we see in other movies.. bad guys trying to become good guys, some love triangle and all that crap… but again, few of the comedy scenes were just superb.
Let’s cut the crap, tell me how was it in simple words?
It was a strictly OK movie, but there was lot of scope. Execution was really bad, many unnecessary scenes. (e.g. blind girl scene was simply stupid, couple of songs were also not needed) The movie was at it’s best in comedy scenes but it all messed up when they added some emotional stuff… though they tried a lot to put in comedy flavor in the emotional things but somehow it did not work.
In short, the movie was like a bumpy ride, sometimes it was at very high and sometimes it was at very low.
Akshay Kumar simply rocked.. After Shah Rukh Khan, this guy takes the place.. he can make any bad movie a hit.. (We have seen that in Welcome) Katrina Kaif was OK, she looks very cute though and simply gorgeous in Teri Ore song..(Looks great in that black saree) Om Puri was good, Sonu Sood didn’t have much to do but he was perfect for the role. Javed Jafri was OK, few of his scenes were very good but there were pathetic scenes too. (Specially the dancing moves one towards the ending) I think, everyone knows that he is a good dancer.. no need to show him dancing in all the movies. He should simply stick to his character. Rest of the starcast was good.
Music was pretty good, 2-3 songs were very good, Teri Ore takes that first place.. evergreen romantic song. The title song by RDB and Snoop Dogg was pretty good too. Cinematography was top grade, great locals.
Direction was OK, like I said earlier, many things could have been improved, many unwanted scenes could have been cut. Also, the movie needed a good Editor, some of the songs were simply bumped into the scenes.
Okay, so overall, the movie was pretty ok, nothing great. I would rate this movie [rating: 2.5/5]
But I am sure this movie is gonna be a superhit or even a blockbuster. Aam Janta might love it and it will have a good business abroad and in Punjab. (Specially UK)
So, if you wanna have some caramel popcorn and Pepsi, then go for this movie and enjoy the popcorn.