things first. Indra Kumar is no David Dhawan. Nor is he Manmohan Desai.
his films, Dil and Beta were the best, Ishq worked
largely due to the stars' performances. Raja worked because
of Madhuri. Mann and Rishtey both failed, because
they were simply bad films.
is an improvement over Kumar's last two flicks but he tries too
hard to make it funny and as a result the film misses its mark.
(Oberoi), Prem (Shivdasani) and Amar (Deshmukh) - are three sex
starved pals in college.
drink, party womanise and have a ball in general. However, things
change once all three of them get married to three very different
marries Aanchal (Rao), a clingy young thing who keeps track of hubby's
ends up with an ever worshipping 'sati savitri' (Sharma) and Amar
ends up with a clichéd nagging, tyrannical spouse (D'Souza)
and an overbearing mother in law (Singh).
three of them lose touch and get engrossed in their own personal
lives and careers until they accidentally bump into each other a
couple of years later.
bicker and whinge about how life isn't quite the same and how much
they enjoyed their philandering, womanising ways in the good old
get rid of their post marriage blues, they decide to have extra
marital affairs. And in a month, plan a reunion whereby they can
flaunt their respective escapades and how successful they had been
with the ladies.
all three of them have a fling with the same seductive siren , Monica
(Dutta), who threatens to ruin their marriages if she doesn't receive
Rs. 1 million from each of them.
go from bad to worse when they find her murdered one night and are
all treated as suspects by an intimidating cop (Devgan).
they weasel themselves out of this mess form the crux of the story.
had so much potential. If Indra Kumar had restrained himself and
not gone overboard with his attempts at comedy this could have been
a gem of a movie.
problem here is he tries too hard. The humour works in some scenes,
but after a point, the ongoing gay scenarios, in your face toilet
humour and downright silly gags get unbearable.
of the innuendos work but after a while, you just want them to get
on with it. And as with most Indra Kumar flicks we have a melodramatic
climax which is stretched and completely unnecessary.
music by Anand Raaj Anand is dull and uninspiring and the lyrics
by Sameer are awful. The cinematography is nothing out of the ordinary.
a more positive note, the film manages to flow and at certain points
the gags do have you in splits.
performances too aren't all that bad. From the actors, surprisingly
it is Ritesh Deshmukh that shines.
really gets into his bumbling dentist act and is fun to watch throughout.
It makes a pleasant change from his earlier attempts.
is good though in some scenes he tends to go annoyingly overboard.
is a disappointment. He manages to hold his own in a few scenes
but coming after Saathiya and Company this is quite
a let down.
chemistry between them, though works really well. Ajay's is more
of a supporting act and he is adequate in whatever little he has
the ladies, Lara Dutta looks bewitching and does a decent job in
a small role. Amrita Rao is good but needs to go easy on the make
up - she's powdered like a cake even while she's asleep!
has improved considerably and plays her part well. Tara Sharma looks
good but her performance is pretty appalling.
after some pretty dire flicks this year, Masti is passable
and somewhat entertaining.
I said earlier, it could have been a gem of comedy if it didn't
try so hard. That said and done though, it still is an average pot
you're after subtle comedy, then I'd advise you to skip this one.
However, if in your face, crass, loud humour is up your alley then
definitely go for this one.