Comedy is the box office mantra this summer. So here comes Heyy Babyy, starring comic superstar Akshay Kumar with his partners-in-crime, Fardeen Khan and Riteish Deshmukh. They play a womanising trio who find themselves stuck in a whole heap of baby mess when they discover a child at their doorstep, complete with a letter claiming that one of them is its father. Inspired by Three Men And A Baby, this Bollywood laughathon should have you giggling like a toddler during a Teletubbies marathon.
For Arush (Kumar), Tanmay (Deshmukh) and Ali (Khan), life is all about the ladies. Seek and destroy is their motto (the seeking being the best part), so when a cute baby girl is thrust upon them, the adjustment is far from child's play. As they ponder which of them is the father, they unexpectedly discover the joys of parenthood and become insanely attached. When Isha (Vidya Balan) comes along, claiming to be the child's mother, the trio can't bear to give the baby up. Together the three newly-converted dads concoct a kindergarten-level plan to retrieve their daughter at all costs.
"CONVICTION OF THE CAST ULTIMATELY SWEETENS THIS DUMMY"
Sajid Khan's proves in his first major foray as a director, that he can make his audience both laugh and cry. And while Khan's script does for the most part hold up, it's the conviction of the cast and the fine balance between slapstick comedy and emotion that ultimately sweetens this dummy.
Heyy Babyy is out in the UK on 24th August 2007.