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Masti
Director: Indra Kumar
Cast:
Ajay Devgan, Aftab Shivdasani, Vivek Oberoi, Ritesh Deshmukh, Lara Dutta, Amrita Rao, Tara Sharma, and Genelia D'Souza
Film
Information: Contains moderate violence
Length:
2hrs 46mins
Release:
9th April 2004 by EROS International

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Masti
Vivek, Ritesh and Aftab in Masti
With the right doses of comedy and a murder mystery, Masti proves a winner at the UK box office.
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This film was screened at UCI Telford in Shropshire on Sunday 25th April 2004 at 2.00p.m. and Monday 26th April at 8.00p.m.
Extramarital affairs seem to be the norm for Bollywood releases these days, which is odd considering the straight-laced morals in the Bollywood films of yesteryear.

We have already seen this in recent films like Hawas and Murder. The difference with Masti is that it takes a light hearted look at married life.

The film focuses on three friends who reunite after three years. The only difference in their lives is that they are now married and are being harassed by their wives.

Meeth (Vivek Oberoi), Amar (Ritesh Deshmukh) and Prem (Aftab Shivdasani) have finally realised that marriage is not entirely pure bliss.

Meeth's wife constantly checks up on him (via telephone) to make sure he doesn't get to any mischief.

Amar on the other hand has to make do with a mother-in-law and a wife who are domineering in character.

As for Prem, his wife is so devoted to her religious beliefs that she has no time for him.

Fed up, all three decide to embark on extramarital affairs to spice up their lives.

So onto the scene comes Monica (Lara Dutta), who lures them towards her. But soon she is murdered and all three friends become prime suspects.

Sikander (Ajay Devgan), the police officer is on their trail. More so, their wrongdoings are now in danger of being exposed to their wives.

Pre interval deals mainly with the subject of extra marital affair whilst the post interval concentrates on the murder mystery.

But having said this, Masti is a laugh riot throughout. Overall the film might be categorised as a sex comedy but rest assured, the jokes do not appear crude in the film.

Great comic timing by all three actors makes this film work down to a tee.

You will once again experience the Kantaben scene (from the film Kal Ho Na Ho) in Masti which is definite to bring the house down. This time it's the doctor (Satish Shah) who suspects that the trio are gay.

Ritesh Deshmukh imitating Jim Carrey will bring a smile to your face. He has improved from his debut film, Out Of Control.

Vivek Oberoi fares well considering that in this film he is experimenting with comedy for the first time.

Aftab Shivdasani appears natural and funny as a man dominated by his wife.

Director Indra Kumar deserves praise for handling comedy with élan considering that his forte has been emotional dramas such as Rishtey and Mann.

On the whole, Masti has all the right ingredients to click at the box office.

With a great star cast, excellent music and lots of comedy, Masti is a great film to watch this Easter holidays at a cinema near you.

Shropshire fans are for a treat this week as Masti hogs one of the screens at UCI Telford. A must see!

Reviewed by Manish Gajjar,
BBC Shropshire’s Mr Bollywood.
 
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