The comedies of yesteryears are unmatchable. Our cinema has changed drastically, affecting our expectations and choices as well. Today we expect the jhatka-matkas, item songs and opulence as opposed to a charming entertainer. Sajid Khan attempts to meld the two in his latest release ‘Housefull‘.

Aarush (Akshay Kumar) is defined by his affinity for the worst possible. All his attempts at a better life fail miserably. Counseled by his friend Bob (Riteish Deshmukh) and his wife Hetal (Lara Dutta), he marries their boss’s daughter (Jiah Khan) as a shot at a better life. An unpredictable twist turns the situation around leading to Sandy (Deepika Padukone) saving Aarush’s life.

In true Bollywood manner they fall in love. Everything is peachy until two terrifying guests land up. Hetal’s loud Gujrati father (Boman Irani) and Sandy’s intimidating brother Krishna (Arjun Rampal). Thats not even the beginning of the terror. As cock-and-bull stories are hurled around like a football, to escape deadly consequences, relationships are juggled with impressive efficiency.

It’s a first class khichdi but you can trace the original ingredients. The story doesn’t merely jump randomly to scenes. There is a method to the madness. While Akshay expresses all his emotions with pretty much the same expression, Riteish does a great job of carrying the jokes. Characters like Lillete Dubey and Boman Irani keep the fun alive and Arjun Rampal is surprisingly adept at the job.

Not much can be said about the songs other than mentioning the beautiful locations and of course the gorgeous women who are good as just that. As usual Deepika gives no reason to complain but she does seem a bit misplaced in this genre. Lara is better in this area of acting with the exaggerated faces and silly giggles.

The movie won’t have you rolling on the floor but is mildly amusing. There are dips in the laughter graph, but then the peaks are hilarious. Old jokes have been attempted to be portrayed in a new way and it works! The masses will absolutely love it.

It’s not a full-on comedy but it isn’t mindless.

[rating:2.5]

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18 Comments

  1. sachin

    May 3, 2010 at 11:12 am

    only BAD movie
    dont uderstand why so much hype in public
    i cant manage to laugh more than 2 3 scenes

  2. sachin

    May 3, 2010 at 11:12 am

    BAD movie
    not entertainning at all

  3. Shikha

    May 3, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    Pathetic & irritating comedy…total waste of time & money..y one makes such kind of movie which spoils the weeknend 🙁

  4. Nitin

    May 3, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    it was hilarious, akshay was brilliant as usual whereas riteish with excellent comic timing

  5. Dinesh Singh

    May 4, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    thanks for saving my money

  6. sachin amrit

    May 4, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    gud movie
    it was hilarious

  7. kanika

    May 4, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    nice movie

  8. Rangith

    May 5, 2010 at 1:57 am

    Indeed a bad movie…except for a few scenes there isn’t much to laugh n a worst climax! Though the girls look gr8!

    10% comedy and 90% bakwas!

  9. Vipin Vishwakarnma

    May 5, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    Its Really irritating movie & mindless comedy

  10. Sourabh Nema

    May 5, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    Total waste money…..pls don’t waste time

  11. SANJIV

    May 5, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    BAKWAAS MOVIE
    BAKWAAS PLOT

  12. jatin

    May 5, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    this is statuary warning:-
    BEWARE we insist u to not see the movie or if u watch it then it will be harmful for ur mental and physical behaviour

  13. Sheetal

    May 6, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Good movie.. n much better in comparison to what we see these days.

  14. puneet

    May 7, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Reading all the comments we cancelled our plan to watch the movie. thanks to all .

  15. keyur

    May 7, 2010 at 11:06 am

    not 2 much good movie,nothing entertaining in it!!!!!! so,friends don”t waste your time!!!!!!!

  16. pamma

    May 9, 2010 at 11:19 am

    just bought tickets and then read these comments on movie.proceeding to watch the movie without expectations

  17. Movie Lover

    May 12, 2010 at 8:50 am

    We were interested in a light movie for a Tuesday weeknight. This was the perfect choice, the comic acts were hilarious – sure we could have had more of the moments, but overall it was a very humorous movie. Why are people critical of comedy, I fail to understand, this is how slapstick movies are supposed to be anyway. A good watch.

  18. Akshay Kumar

    May 17, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    First thing about akshay kumar he dont know the acting, hamesha over acting karta, Log uske comedy par kam aur us par jada haste hai.
    BAKWAS ACTOR KI BAKWAS MOVIE.

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