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FILM – No Problem

Posted by FATEMA H.KAGALWALA on December 10, 2010 | No Comments

FILM – No Problem
PRODUCER – Rajat Rawail, Anil Kapoor, Sunil A. Lulla, Dr. B. K. Modi
DIRECTOR – Anees Bazmee
WRITER – Anees Bazmee (Story), Rajiv Kaul, Anees Bazmee, Rajan Agarwal, Ikram Akhtar (Screenplay and Dialogues)
CAST – Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Akshaye Khanna, Suniel Shetty, Kangna Ranaut, Neetu Chandra, Sushmita Sen, Paresh Rawal
MUSIC – Sajid-Wajid, Pritam Chakraborty, Anand Raj Anand

As big budget extravaganzas fail, as star-based films flop, as formulae bomb, we see more desperate scrambling for cashing in on whatever has gained the audience’s fancy, however momentarily. These days, (for a few years now) it is outlandish, star-filled, comedies with no plot, just mind-bending mayhem. Priyadarshan and Anees Bazmee have become the ruling kings of this new formula, which, surprisingly is being beaten to death even after having failed again and again.

So, very truthfully, No Problem notches another failure in that ever-growing list and leaves no opportunity for the audience to say ‘no problem’ to its merciless asailment of senses.

This time round the senselessness is created by two crooks (but obvious), a diamond smuggler (inevitable) and his moll, a bumbling police officer and his schizophrenic wife, a delusional bimbette and a confused simpleton of a man. Throw in a few apes and lots of excellently terrible extras and the nonsense is complete. Complete package for the masses. The lowest common denominator. Who, if I daresay, may just find it more offensive than pleasing.

The film continues in the vein of comedy of errors, cat and mouse chases and stock dumbness that is almost a stereotype now. All actors ham to the best of their abilities and most of the time embarrassingly so. Akshaye Khanna and Paresh Rawal lead the pack with their non-stop shout-matches. The over-the-top quotient is then suitably heightened by Sushmita Sen’s schizophrenic act where she is made to perform like a ghost out of a Ramsay film. Kangana Ranaut, Sunil Shetty, Anil Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt, on their part try the best to redefine everything that is loud and tacky in comic.

No Problem, in a nutshell is a plot-less film without gimmicks or even a chuckle or rib-tickling performances that don’t make energetic seem like epilepsy. Comedy is a matter of relative taste and sensibility and one man’s joke can be the other’s insult. No Problem has rolled both into one. In itself it is a joke which makes it quite an insult for the viewer to bear. Need we say more?

FATEMA H.KAGALWALA

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