In a recent interview,I heard that this movie was completed before
Jackpot.So after watching this movie,you are not justified in asking
,how can someone who made an entertaining light-hearted comedy like
Jackpot make a bizarre and mindless comedy like “BrakeFail”.
The name ,though is quite justified in the sense that the plot moves as
haphazardly as a car with failed brakes.What was meant to be a tribute
to Hrishikesh Mukherjee turns out to be almost an insult.The main plot
revolves round a Hindu car-mechanic(Parambrata)in love with a Muslim
girl (Swastika).But, the main plot leads to a number of subplots,which
leads to utter confusion and chaos.
Parambrata hams and remains as stiff as a pillar throughout.Swastika
looks beautiful ,but that is all she manages to do in the entire movie.
Even powerful actors like Rudraneel ,Saswataand Kaushik Ganguly himself
fail to raise above the weak script.Annu Kapoor acts as a surprise package,
acts the role of “Papaji” well.It is awful that in the entire timespan of this
so-called comedy,laughs come only from the woe of elderly couple
Paran Bandopadhyay and Tanima Sen.
The music(Neel dutt)and cinematography are plain ordinary.The dialogues
,instead of making you laugh,makes you cringe.Just pray,Kaushikda’s
next movie “Chhaya Chhobi” starring Rituparno ghosh will act as a balm
for all those ,who sat through “Brake fail”.