GOLMAAL 3 – Review
Posted by FATEMA H.KAGALWALA on November 6, 2010 | No Comments
FILM – GOLMAAL 3
PRODUCER – DHILLIN MEHTA
DIRECTOR – ROHIT SHETTY
WRITER – YUNUS SAJAWAL
CAST – AJAY DEVGN, KAREENA KAPOOR, MITHUN CHAKRABORTY, ARSHAD WARSI, TUSSHAR KAPOOR, RITESH DESHMUKH, KUNAL KHEMU, RATNA PATHAK SHAH
MUSIC – PRITAM
The third installment of madness and mayhem is back with Rohit Shetty’s Golmaal 3. The cast, humour and decibels remain more or less the same with the addition of Mithun Chakraborty, Ratna Pathak Shah, Kunal Khemu and Johnny Lever to the package. More firecrackers? Maybe, if one is not too stiff upper-lipped to enjoy slapstick and farce.
So Golmaal 3 is about two bunches of no-gooders who keep getting in each other’s way purposefully creating opportunity for dedicated comedy. It revolves round Puppy (Mithunda) and Guddi’s (Ratna Pathak Shah) erstwhile love affair that they could not bring to marriage because of parental disapproval. Now, years later they are still not married and still pine for each other, Veer Zara type. They have adopted orphan kids (who are no longer kids or anything remotely close) who have no idea they are adopted. These two bunches are blood-thirsty for each other but are thrown into living as siblings after Puppy and Guddi finally get married after decades. The drama that ensues is about sorting differences and getting the ‘family’ together.
The film is made up of comic episodes interspersed between the romantic track of Puppy and Guddi and the parallel track of Johnny Lever’s forgetful Don hiding a precious necklace somewhere and forgetting where. The film hops, skips and jumps as well as runs but never races to its finale which is a good thing and shows its confidence in its own self. However, the comedy does tend to get a bit stretched at times, leaving us wishing that they’d really get to the point.
The film has a number of inside jokes which a removed audience may or may not appreciate. Nevertheless, it does add more than a chuckle to the proceedings, especially the pizzazz with which it is delivered. The whole cast performs with a gay abandon, never ashamed or holding back at embarrassing slapstick either and maybe that is what makes watching Mithun Chakraborty being back-bitten by a dog endurable.
For a family outing, Golmaal 3 is two hours of endless, mindless fun. The director manages to keep a tight control of the spilling chaos and some energetic (and unapologetic) performances by the whole cast, principal as well as minor, completes the experience. Ajay Devgan as the Moose-like angry young man and Kareena Kapoor as the fiery, tomboy are enjoyable and so is the rest of the cast of Arshad Warsi, Kunal Khemu, Tushhar Kapoor and Ritesh Deshmukh. Ashwini Kalsekar, Sanajy Mishra, Vrajesh Hirjee, Murli Joshi, Mukesh Tiwari all contribute individually to add that element of silliness to the entire package. Maybe not the best way to spend Diwali, but good enough for a lazy evening.