Rating : 7/10
Release Date : 29th March, 2013
Time : 131 minutes
Director & Writer : David Dhawan, based on the 1981 film written and directed by Sai Paranjpe; Music : Sajid-Wajid
Starring : Ali Zafar, Taapsee Pannu, Siddharth, Divyendu Sharma, Anupam Kher, Rishi Kapoor, Lilette Dubey
Its loud, its garish, its very, very funny in parts, its whacky, over the top, sometimes sleazy, some silly subplots, slightly meanders in the second half but otherwise quite enjoyable as a not altogether mindless remake of a classic
You can easily judge whether the humour is to your taste by viewing the trailer and figuring out whether Divyendu’s innovative shayari or Rishi Kapoor’s mangled sayings, both of which flow consistently through the film, frequency as well as quality wise, tickle your funny bone or not.
The story retains the broad outline of the earlier film, with three friends (two street smart skirt chasers and one innocent, good at heart) trying at different times to woo the same girl. Some largely unnecessary sub plots are added with Rishi Kapoor as a pub owner, Lilette Dubey as their landlord and Anupam Kher, playing Taapsee’s father, doing a ridiculous double role with a whole side story of Army vs Civilians.
Divyendu and Taapsee steal the show with their excellent performances with Rishi Kapoor almost believable as the tattooed, senior biker and pub owner. Ali and Siddharth do justice to their slightly extreme roles (one too simple and the other too over the top), while neither Lilette nor Anupam Kher are likely to include this one in their best of showreels, due to the kind of characters they are saddled with.
I think I was in the mood for something like this, am possibly being generous. Don’t go looking for too much or go with a set of friends and you're likely to enjoy the fun with priceless gems like ‘If you can’t change the girl, change the girl’