Review: This is a film that guarantees family time entertainment for the Indian audience. Based on friendship and traditional family values, the film tries to please the average Indian film-goer with these aspects in the story and succeeds in it to a measurable effect. The script of the film is written well keeping the Indian audience in mind and Priyadarshan does justice to it with his usual style: a combination of comedy and emotions.
The dramatic curve of the friendship, trust and betrayal accounts for moderate entertainment and it is told on screen with craft & nice cinematography from Santosh Sivan. The challenge that comes along with the treatment of such themes is that one has to be quite rational about its scope. The problem this time is the ambition of the film, which is a little higher and tries to contextualize it in modern times with a message which strongly interferes with the film in the end. If only the makers wouldn’t have set out to send the message through the film with a dramatic turn in the end it would have turned out to be a better one.
Rajpal Yadav’s performance is nice and much of the comedy comes through within the name. The music is not excellent but does justice to the narration and the subject. The songs are picturized nicely and are enjoyable keeping in sync with traditional entertainment. Jackyy Bhagnani gives an acceptable performance but the other actors steal the show with their performance. This tale intricately-woven around the family reminds us of the kind of the films Priyardarshan makes in the South, and a familiarity with the same accounts for the entertainment in the film.