affairs seem to be the norm for Bollywood releases these days, which
is odd considering the straight-laced morals in the Bollywood films
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.
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.
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.
(Vivek Oberoi), Amar (Ritesh Deshmukh) and Prem (Aftab Shivdasani)
have finally realised that marriage is not entirely pure bliss.
wife constantly checks up on him (via telephone) to make sure he
doesn't get to any mischief.
on the other hand has to make do with a mother-in-law and a wife
who are domineering in character.
for Prem, his wife is so devoted to her religious beliefs that she
has no time for him.
up, all three decide to embark on extramarital affairs to spice
up their lives.
onto the scene comes Monica (Lara Dutta), who lures them towards
her. But soon she is murdered and all three friends become prime
(Ajay Devgan), the police officer is on their trail. More so, their
wrongdoings are now in danger of being exposed to their wives.
interval deals mainly with the subject of extra marital affair whilst
the post interval concentrates on the murder mystery.
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.
comic timing by all three actors makes this film work down to a
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.
Deshmukh imitating Jim Carrey will bring a smile to your face. He
has improved from his debut film, Out Of Control.
Oberoi fares well considering that in this film he is experimenting
with comedy for the first time.
Shivdasani appears natural and funny as a man dominated by his wife.
Indra Kumar deserves praise for handling comedy with élan
considering that his forte has been emotional dramas such as Rishtey
the whole, Masti has all the right ingredients to click at
the box office.
a great star cast, excellent music and lots of comedy, Masti
is a great film to watch this Easter holidays at a cinema near
fans are for a treat this week as Masti hogs one of the screens
at UCI Telford. A must see!
by Manish Gajjar,
BBC Shropshire’s Mr Bollywood.