What do you really expect when you walk in to a theater to watch a film like Housefull 3? If you have been aware of the previous two films of the franchise, then obviously, you will expect the silly and the dumb to play out in equal proportions, right? If you have not, then it might be nightmarish. But then Housefull is a genre film, created by Sajid Khan, who helmed the reins of previous two films as well. However, in this one, producer Sajid Nadiadwala has handed over the command to Sajid – Farhad, who have written many films for Rohit Shetty and directed the 2014 disaster, Entertainment. No big hopes, there! In my honest opinion, Housefull was a decent watch but Housefull 2 got excruciating. That apart, when the franchise is sort of successful and into its third film, one cannot continue complaining about the genre of it all. Yes, Housefull films rest on wafer-thin plots, lot of exaggerations, silly jokes, under-written female characters, cheap potshots on sensitive issues and a hell lot of caricature. But can they entertain? Because if they can, without crossing the line of humor of course, then the purpose is fulfilled. Intelligence may be insulted but the ticket price cannot be considered to have been completely wasted, no matter what you choose to believe.Continue reading “Housefull 3 Movie Review : Jaundice Better Or Typhoid?”
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Singham Returns Movie Review: Once A Cheer, Twice Too Much
Who am I to write about a film that just had the biggest opening day Box Office collections of the year yesterday?
Rohit Shetty’s Singham Returns is the latest offering from the franchise, and it is completely different from Suriya’s Singam 2, which came out last year. Yes, Ajay Devgn is back with arguably the most deliciously macho character of his career. I had thoroughly enjoyed Singham (2011), the confrontational dialoguebaazi, the loud action and the performances. Somewhere in my reserves, I expected Singham Returns to give a similar or a better high. But this one just seems a mere high of decibels with not much to root for. Alas, while I was cursing myself for missing an early morning show, and then cursing the theaters for being housefull later in the day, waiting patiently for the next show, Singham Returns had only so much to offer. Though the audience around me was on their feet, applauding and cheering, at the end of the film. I will try and explain later why. Continue reading “Singham Returns Movie Review: Once A Cheer, Twice Too Much”
Entertainment Movie Review : How To Kill The Slapstick Genre With Laziness
Silly. Brainless. Low-brow. Whatever you may call these variety, films like Akshay Kumar’s Entertainment are churned out every few weeks incessantly and the trend has been vehemently propagated by stalwarts of this cinema, such as Sajid Khan (a pioneer), Rohit Shetty (occasionally), David Dhawan (now that he has lost his charm in his second innings), Inder Kumar (with some sexual undertones) and a few others. Sajid – Farhad, the director duo of Entertainment, may well be added to the list as they have been writing the films for many of the above directors for years. Continue reading “Entertainment Movie Review : How To Kill The Slapstick Genre With Laziness”