Thursday, November 18, 2010

Golmaal 3 (2010) - movie review

Hairbrained comedy, that entertains, nevertheless! The storyline (or the lack of it!) does little for the film. It's the characters, with their idiosyncratic absurdities, that hook you to the film. From Tushaar Kapoor's aaa eeee oooo aaaeee to Ajay Devgn's finger-twisting acts to Kunal Khemu's unrhyming (and absolutely senseless!) shayari, to Daga's (Jonhy Lever's sidekick) screwed up spellings, the film is a fun ride! But it's the otherwise inconspicuous Tushaar Kapoor aka Lucky, who takes it away this time. His mute act has gotten him more than what his 9-year (doomed) film career has.
G3 takes you back yet again to the 1980s cine-maa. [Are directors today really fascinated by the bygone era or just short of ideas - Dil Chahta HaiMain Hoo Na, Golmaal 1, Billu Barber, Once Upon a Time in MumbaaiI Hate Louv StorysAction Replayy,  and now Golmaal 3, offer little more than a peek-a-boo into the 70s, 80s era]. The atmospherics, nevertheless, are a welcome change. Mithunda's disco dancer avatar is as hilarious and fun as his hackneyed dialogues, or the camera zooming and panning. Theatre artist Ratna Pathak (of the recent Sarabhai vs Sarabhai fame), opposite Mithunda, is convincing to say the least.
Kareena Kapoor is her usual bubbly self, overdoing her bit sometimes but mostly pleasing. We've seen better of Arshad Warsi in the Munnabhai series. [After the release of Munnabhai Chale Amrika, he'd be the only bollywood actor to be part of two (and only) Bollywood trilogies]. The most annoying character, I thought, was Jonhy Lever. Completely unnecessary! His 'supposed' schticks hardly evoke a laugh. 
The film does lose steam in parts, but is definitely the best in the Golmaal franchise. A one-time watch for all you die-hard movie buffs. 
PS - For all Golmaal fans, the fourth one is on its way!

4 comments:

  1. brilliant review!! keep it up and keep them coming.

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  2. I like the way you arraged your blog, also Love what you post here, keep it up. we are waiting more from you...

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  3. nice stuff....

    i want to watch it now!!!

    <3 <3 <3

    keep writing............

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  4. Thanks, Nikhil, Aznzar, trishya (*_*)

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