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De Dana Dan  (2009 - Hindi)

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  • De Dana Dan rating: 6 out of 10(Divya Solgama wrote on 27 Nov 2009)

    Time Pass Flick….

    What do we expect when we go to see a Priyadarshan film which has Akshay Kumar and Paresh Rawal, Comedy, Confusion, Mistaken Identity, Bit of Slapstick, Good usage of colors and many more. Sadly last few films of Priyadarshan hardly had one or two element out of the above mentioned ones. Thus the result was disappointment and films bombed at box office. This time he is back with all his ingredients, so will he hit the bull’s eye or might be just a typical Priyadarshan film, let’s find out.

    “De Dana Dan” is story of Nitin {Akshay Kumar} who works as a household servant to a tyrant tycoon {Archana Puran Singh}. She treats him very badly and is stuck working under her house. He loves Anjali {Katrina Kaif} and has another looser friend Mishra {Sunil Shetty} who loves Manpreet {Sameera Readdy}. Due to circumstances both Nitin and Mishra’s lovers decide to leave them as their parents have planned to get them married somewhere else. Thus Nitin and Mishra decide to earn some quick money and plot to kidnap Nitins Boss’s Dog and demand for a big amount as ransom. They succeed in kidnapping the dog, but dog escapes and Nitin’s Boss thinks the Kidnappers have kidnapped Nitin and are demanding Ransom. Thus starts the confusing tale where they are joined by conman chadda {Paresh Rawal} and loads of other interesting characters.

    Story is one liner and has hardly anything to offer, thus the first half seems bit flat. But thanks to some interesting screenplay in second half you start to enjoy the typical Priyadarshan Confusing/ Mistaken identity drama. There are some excellent scenes like Vikram Ghokhle –Neha Dhupia-Paresh Rawal scenes, then Jhonny Lever trying to unconscious around a dozen of guys and himself also getting knocked off, the whole Akshay – Sharad Saxena Chase and few more. Sadly the climax disappoints and is very weak and clinched. Dialogs and one liner are good and hilarious at times but one does wanted more of it. Camera work is good and gets you in the feel of the film.

    Music is fun filled with Paisa and Bamulaiza keeps you rocking in the film. Back ground music is average.

    Priyadarshan started his career in Hindi films with Dramatic films and had made a niche for himself, he broke that niche and entered in the world of comedy and gave series of hit comedy, but started losing his magical touch by overdose of it. This movie too does not belong to his classic work but is far better than his last few works and has good amount of Priyadarshan touch in it. We don’t expect logic in his films but climax out here was bit overdone spoiling the mood and second half of the film which is total entertaining.

    Akshay Kumar is tailor made for such films and essays his role with total conviction. But sadly has very less to do in this film as for almost an hour he is not there on the screen, but whenever he is there you can’t stop adoring him and enjoying him. It’s been quite a while we had an out and out entertainer from him. Still one does enjoy him in this film and wish for more in his forthcoming films. Kartina Kaif, Sameera Readdy, Sunil Shetty are good and have done their part properly. Paresh Rawal, Manoj Joshi, Jhonny Lever, Archana Puran Singh, Vikram Ghokhle, Sharad Saxena and Rajpal yadav deserves a special mention as they have done a fine job. Tinu Anand,Chunky Pandey, Aaditi, Neha Dhupia, Asrani and many more have added some way or another to the film.

    So bol meri “Filmi Khopdi” is film mein kitna hain dum ?

    Dum hain, time pass fun hain, but classic Priyadarshan-Akshay Kumar type nahin hain. An average first half, weak climax, wanting of more of Akshay Kumar and some more one liner are the negative part of the film. But the confusion, mistaken identity, excellent support from character artist, Entertaining Second half and Akshays timing add positivity to this film, thus making it a time pass paisa vasool film.

    Ratings – 3.25/5

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