Star Cast- Akshay Kumar, Sonamkapoor,Bobby Deol,Celina Jaitley,Suniel Shetty,Rimi Sen, Irrfan Khan,Vidya Balan
Director :Anees Bazmee
Producer : Ronnie Screwvala
Music Director: Pritam Chakraborty
Writer: Anees Bazmee
Anees Bazmee is back with another comedy on the theme of No Entry,So you have Kishan (Akshay Kumar) who acts more like Narad Muni inciting Raj (Bobby Deol) and Vikram (Irrfan Khan) against good friend Yogi (Suniel Shetty). And then he provokes their unsuspecting wives against the perpetually philandering husbands, exposing their skirt-chasing escapades.
By interval point, Raj’s wife Sanjana (Sonam Kapoor) claims to be disillusioned and wants to end life. The viewer is as much disappointed and wants to walk out. But Kishan assures to set things right and, like Sanjana, you too give the film a second chance only to curse your decision late
So self-proclaimed private detective Kishan helps the females get even with the males and how you wish he would have helped you solve the mystery of what’s the actual tale. He poses as the other man to inject jealousy pangs in Raj until he asks for divorce. For the zillionth time the hero rushes to the shaadi-ka-mandap in the climax to win the heroine and lose the audience.
And just when you expect the trauma to terminate, the film extends into an epilogue going in the flashback mode introducing a bonus actress who adds absolutely nothing to the narrative other than more mediocrity. Further social sermons are served on greatness of the female form and thanklessness of the male. Yet the women are expected to forgive the womanizers.
In times when comedy is being redefined with rational and refreshing wit, the likes of Anees Bazmee have demoted themselves to the old school of humour. The writing is replete with one-dimensional characters, multiple item-number inclusions, dialogues designed with obligatory punches, loud antics and side-comedy tracks (Rakhi Vijan repeating her Golmaal Returns husband-beating act). The problem is not merely slapstick but the screenplay is contrived to the extent that every scene tries to cover up the preceding one resulting into a complete mess.
Akshay reprises Sanjay Dutt’s role from the unimpressive shaddino.1in the first half and goes on to replicate Anil Kapoor’s part from Biwi No.1 in the second. It’s never clear whether Bazmee wants to show if Kishan is charmed by Sanjana or not. So the one-upmanship between Raj and Kishan is palpably missing and even the surprise element in climax, like in Mujhse Shaadi Karogi , doesn’t register.
Since none from the extended cast is authoritative enough, Akshay Kumar wins a sleepwalking screen presence. He is ruthlessly repetitive and remains in his comfort zone. And though the two Bobby deol and Sonam kapoor try their best to salvage the situation with their decent comic timings, the load is too much for them to handle. Suniel Shetty is cast in a role that could have been played by Vrajesh Hirjee and perhaps even to better outcome. Thankfully you don’t get to see Celina Jaitly beyond a couple of scenes.
Courtesy -The Times Of India