latest Bollywood comedy is based in a small village called Laholi
which is governed by Thakurani (Sudha Chandran) and her brother Baje
two characters spend their time bullying the villagers into giving
them a share of their earnings.
Lilaram (Paresh Rawal) is one of the villagers who sells lottery
tickets called Malamaal Weekly on a regular basis.
one of the tickets he had sold wins the one million jackpot prize.
The winning ticket belongs to the village drunkard, Anthony Fernandes.
But the twist comes when Anthony dies after informing the lottery
company about his winning numbers.
Lilaram gets wind of this news, he tries to get his hand on the
winning ticket. But as time goes by, Balwant, the milkman and the
village romantic hero, Kanhaiya (Riteish Deshmukh) also want a share
of the jackpot.
no time the entire village learns about this incident and decide
that they want a share of the prize money.
will they be able to keep 'mum' about what has happened to Anthony
when the lottery man comes round to present the winnings? Watch
Malamaal Weekly to find out. . .
Director Priyadarshan who once made serious dramas, now concentrates
on comedies which seem to be his forte these days.
last release Garam Masala did very well at the UK box office
and now he has all the reasons to laugh with his latest release,
film has already taken around £70,600 in its opening weekend
by screening in only 14 screens.
film has a simple plot with loads of laughs which makes it a good
whole movie belongs to the master of comedy, Paresh Rawal. He has
the punch lines all the way bringing the house down.
only way to enjoy this film is to take it lightly as it's purely
fictional. For example, why Paresh Rawal has dirty teeth is not
explained but we presume it's to make him look funny on screen!
actors like Om Puri, Riteish Deshmukh Sudha Chandran and Rajpal
Yadav simply add their bit of humour to the proceedings making the
film more entertaining.
Malamaal Weekly is only film around worth watching as there
are no current new releases for the cinemagoer to choose from.
by Manish Gajjar,
BBC Bollywood Correspondent