De Dana Dan Reviews
Verdict = Semi Hit
The story like any typical Priyadarshan movie the comedy ones (Hungama, Hulchul, Hera Pheri) where you know due to a lot of confusion there will be a lot of commotion because of lack of communication between all the characters. Ok, this is the same Priyadarshan who has also made the Kala Pani and other award winning movies. But then coming back to his comedy version, its starts with two characters Akshay Kumar and Suniel Shetty and then the girlfriends are introduced Katrina Kaif and Sameera Reddy respectively. Then parents and some bosses, killers, dancers, hookers, waiters, and the list will continue... are brought into the picture. Then there is lot of money at stake, there is a kidnapping, and then all are put together all under one roof the Pan Pacific Hotel in Singapore. 1000 times they should the name of the Hotel where they were staying, how can one forget?
I am glad that there are so many actors in the movie, so Akshay doesnt dominate the screen so much. The other Johnny Lever who tries to play a hitman; Rajpal Yadav who is a corrupt waiter; Manoj Joshi - father of the bride; Neha Dhupia hot headed hooker, who cares only about the money - these actors are quiet commendable. Paresh Rawal is wasted in the movie.
Once in the movie, sometimes you feel it becomes a drag; sometimes you feel too many songs. This one for sure you feel that you have not understood a joke even though the whole crowd in the theatre is laughing, dont despair their are intellectual capabilities do not match with yours.
This is not a spoiler but in the climax scene you have digitally (badly) done; water rushing across all the hallways in the hotel. Very similar to the Titanic one, dont even bother thinking how it happened. In the process, the audience is left confused yet again> Will the actors drown in them, will swim they in it, will they have funny slides made out of it, or what? cause the whole place is filled with water rushing and very bad extras reacting scared, but you can see through them that there is no water in front of them.
I can only say confused, go watch it, dont have any expectations, laugh when the crowd laughs, or you will left out on the joke.
screenplay and plot could have been better and tighter. its a below average comedy with i must say good laughs. towards the end scene were hilarious, starts off slow and boring but i liked the part of the story where these all the 100s of these character collides in this hotel i liked that part. other wise an ok time pass movie. acting was awful, songs were bad.
Definitely he's one of the most alented director India has seen. last year he also won national award for sm south indian movie!