After blockbusters like NO ENTRY, WELCOME, SINGH IS KINNG, Anees Bazmee is back with another fun-filled full-entertainment timepass. Like the others, the trailers to this mad-cap promise to let you let go of all your daily dramas, throw all logic out the window and have you laugh your head-off at the silly goofball slapstick. Unfortunately, the primary ingredient to concocting a brainless comedy seems amiss here. A ton of tummy ticklers have been squeezed in but none retain originality. We’ve seen it all before. The execution is stale and lacking at times. Nonetheless, it’s the star-studded cast that’s going to ring in the crowds this Friday.
The bizarre plot starts with the notorious duo, Yash (Sanjay Dutt) and Raj Ambani (Akshaye Khanna), who rescue a baby gorilla from the trunk of Paresh Rawal’s car. Unable to resist the temptations of the crime world, Yash and Raj rob the bank in Paresh’s town. Being the banker, Paresh is sent on a quest by his quirky townsfolk to avenge them. They are joined by a blundering cop, Arjun (Anil Kapoor), who pulls of a desi Inspector Clouseau and by fluke nabs a mean gangster (Suniel Shetty). Arjun’s solution to all his mishaps is ‘koi gal nahi…mitti daalo’ and ironically manages to get buried! Disappointed by Arjun’s constant failures, his wife (Sushmita Sen) suffers from a multiple personality disorder. The high point of the film is her schizophrenic attacks. She runs around the house armed with everything from knives to katanas trying to kill Arjun. Kangana Ranaut is unable to pull off the bimbo who’s in love with Raj and gets on your nerves with her shrieking voice. Paresh tries to detangle this web and is his hilarious best. Craziness hits the roof when this mad bunch of goons, buffoons, long legged broads and eccentric characters (that keep popping in throughout) go hunting for stolen diamonds. This laugh-riot tries a bit too hard to please.
The cinematography is pleasurable with scenic locales of South Africa. Sajid Wajid Pritam and Anand Raj fail with music that is mundane and you’d wish some of the songs were just edited off.
It’s not as entertaining as Bazmee’s usual stuff but fares average on the entertainment quotient. Forget your woes and just chill with this brainless masala action-comedy.