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 Hai, Main Hoo Na, Golmaal 1, Billu Barber, Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, I Hate Louv Storys, Action 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.