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Film: No Problem

Director: Anees Bazmee

Cast: Anil Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Sanjay Dutt, Suneil Shetty, Akshaye Khanna, Sushmita Sen, Kangana Ranaut, Neetu Chandra

Rating: Poor

The first thing that would come to your mind after watching No Problem is a series of questions. For example, why did Anees Bazmee make this film? Why was it released for public viewing? And if it was released for public viewing, why did I have to go and torture myself with such utter nonsense? The film is an absolute no-brainer which is sure to win the ‘worst film in 2010’ award. It falls under the category of ‘comedy’ and it will make you laugh due to its incomprehensible sequence of events. The plot is as convoluted as its execution. Yash (Sanjay Dutt) and Raj Ambani (Akshaye Khanna) are two small-time thieves who rob a bank in a remote village of South Africa and flee to Durban. The bank manager, Jhandulal (Paresh Rawal) is forced to follow them. In Durban, there is a nincompoop senior inspector, Arjun (Anil Kapoor). His wife suffers from split personality and therefore has two names, Kajal and Kamini (Sushmita Sen). She hates her husband because he is such a dim-wit. There is an international criminal, Marcos (Suneil Shetty) and his team of dumb crooks. There is also a corrupt politician. The story revolves around robberies, murders and a spate of unnecessary confusions that would make you lose the thread of the plot. Anees Bazmee has been able to deliver a film that has nothing going for it. The script is inane and dialogues are meaningless. There is not a single joke or incident that would tickle your funny bone. Although the film boasts of a huge star-cast, yet none of them make an impact. Sanjay Dutt and Sushmita Sen look old and tired. Sushmita’s Kajal and Kamini are both forgettable. Bazmee has failed to tap Suneil Shetty and Paresh Rawal’s comic timing and acting prowess. Anil Kapoor is silly to the core. Kangana Ranaut provides the only comic relief with her tasteless styling and costumes, atrocious expressions and incorrect pronunciations. Neetu Chandra as the hot arm-candy and companion of Marcos is perhaps the only bright spot. Neither the music nor the cinematography lifts the mood. If you are unfortunate enough to watch this film, then a couple of things will make you suspend your disbelief. In random order: there are two talking gorillas in the film who come to Durban all the way from a South African jungle to save Yash and Raj in the middle of a fight. Suneil Shetty’s name Marcos is pronounced differently by the different characters in the film which seems to test your hearing ability. During an encounter with the criminals, Arjun is shot seven times. Two bullets get lodged in his stomach. Doctors warn that they will roam around his body and make him laugh anytime anywhere. The film’s title is nothing but an irony.