Golmaal Returns

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Posted on October 30th, 2008 in Movie Reviews

08sep golmaalmusic03 Golmaal ReturnsYou already saw the first installment of this ‘Fun Unlimited’ series and made it a huge hit. Now it’s time to check how the sequel fares. Notice that sequels often tend to generate more hype but are usually low on content! So although many are walking into theatres for this, I wonder how many are actually satisfied as they walk out? Does Golmaal Returns work? Is this chemistry between Ajay and Kareena good? Most importantly, does it outshine the original? Read on to find out!

Rohit Shetty proved his knack for comedy with his previous work. With this film, it seems something has gone terribly wrong. Within the first few minutes of the film, you try to convince yourself that the movie might actually be good and the boring jokes are actually funny. But how long can you lie to yourself?

Golmaal Returns is about a husband named Gopal (Ajay Devgan) who has a very suspicious and soap-opera-loving wife Ekta (Kareena Kapoor). One day, when Gopal saves the sexy Meera (Celina Jaitly) from thugs, he lands into a yacht. There, he is forced to spend an entire night in the woman’s company. Upon returning home his wife is convinced he’s cheated on her and therefore Gopal makes up a lie that he was with a friend named ‘Anthony Gonsalves’. Yeah…you heard me right.

08sep golmaalmusic02 Golmaal ReturnsEkta wants to meet this Anthony so Gopal asks his work colleague Laxman (Shreyas Talpade) to pretend to be this make-believe man. Meanwhile, a corpse is found at the site Gopal was last at after his disastrous night. The police officer, Madhav (Arshad Warsi), who despises Gopal and is also his sister Esha’s (Amrita Arora) boyfriend, finds out Gopal wasn’t home that night. He begins to get suspicious and believes Gopal was involved with the murder.

In the midst of all this, the real Anthony Gonsalves shows up. Ta-da!

For lack of a better word, the script is downright lame. It is tasteless and stupid! What more can I say? Who told scriptwriter Yunus Sajawal that this can actually be a movie? Apparently Rohit Shetty, the director. Honesty, what was he thinking when he okayed such a script? Forget about the script for a while and just look at the entire film. It has nothing going for it! Songs pop up in the most random places, actresses are wearing skimpy clothes in the most unnecessary scenes, and the acting leaves much to be desired.

Golmaal Returns
is disappointing, and how!

08sep golmaalmusic01 Golmaal ReturnsAs mentioned, the acting isn’t too great either. Ajay is so-so and when he attempts comedy it’s like watching a little child trying to be funny but failing miserably. Kareena is good in her role but that’s because hers is the only role written well. It acts itself. Amrita Arora, after a good show in Hello, springs right back down with Golmaal Returns. She’s good in certain areas and those involve her in out-focus! Celena Jaitly seems much too mature for her role and her revealing outfits do nothing for her mediocre acting skills. Shreyas Talpade isn’t a comic actor, yet he is quite good with his role. I think he outshines the entire cast. Then we come to Arshad Warsi who acts bad, period. It’s as if the only director he works well with is, you guessed it, Rajkumar Hirani. Tusshar Kapoor is super annoying in his mute act. You’d think the lad was choking! Anjana Sukhani does worse than even Celina and gets less scope.

One positive point is that the cinematography of this film is good. You enjoy the way the world of Golmaal Returns is picturized, not directed. Art direction sort of meshes with cinematography and so therefore is acceptable. The music of this film is annoying to say the least. It sounds like noise, not music.

Overall, Golmaal Returns is one film you’d be better off not seeing in the theatres. For this so-called ‘Fun Unlimited’ joyride, it’s all thumbs down. The film moves slowly and it’s hardly funny. You’ll be better if you miss this one!

Our Rating:

Kuch Toh Bolo!

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