Film: Golmaal 3
Director: Rohit Shetty
Cast: Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade, Arshad Warsi, Tushaar Kapoor, Kunal Khemu, Mithun Chakraborty, Ratna Pathak, Johnny Lever
Rating: Good

 

 

Shauli Chakraborty


Rohit Shetty’s annual outings with the Golmaal team are proving to be very lucky not only for the director but for the cast as well. For Kunal Khemu and Tushaar Kapoor the film brings much-needed visibility and for Arshad Warsi and Shreyas Talpade it ensures more scope in the comic genre. Ajay Devgn and Kareena Kapoor sizzle as a couple whereas Mithun Chakraborty and Ratna Pathak don’t.
We are not going to get into the plot as there is hardly one. Whatever little resembles the plot does not deserve any mention. The film is entirely performance oriented and it is the actors who share the responsibility of keeping their act together. And no, they don’t disappoint. Those well known in the Golmaal crowd like Ajay, Shreyas and Arshad are fabulous, Tushaar and his phonetical skills manage to keep the house on fire and Kunal Khemu too does well for himself. Johnny Lever is repetitive and looks saturated. The guy badly needs to re-invent himself.
However, it is Mithun who steals the show with his disco dancer number where he shakes a leg with Ratna. Even if they lack chemistry the duo make sure nobody questions their acting skills. Kareena, dressed in casuals throughout, chucks her hot-chick look. But the Kapoor kudi manages to hold her own in the presence of senior actors. Here she is one of the boys who picks up fights with strangers on the beach and does not hesitate to pack a few blows. Once, amidst a bar brawl when the boys indulge in a war of words she breaks a bottle and comes up with some choicest abuses. When all fall silent she turns to Ajay and asks, “Kya soch rahe ho.” He blurts out, “Tumhare gaali ka matlab!” 
The script is a little loose but hilarious. The dialogues are good and punches unique even though there are instances where the lines are predictable. Lines such as mere pyaar ka ras zara chakhle/ o mere hakle and main apna mu chhupa raha hun kyonki meri maa kisi ke saath bhaag gai leave you shaking on your seats. The action sequences are amateurish and very very tacky.
Overall, it is a one-time watch and apt for family viewing. If 80 per cent occupancy for the morning show at a city multiplex, is anything to go by, Golmaal 3 looks set to rule the box office in the coming weeks. The crowd screamed, whistled and had fun. Exactly, what you expect from them.

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