Again Mommy’s kind of Entertainment!
De Dana Dan is a Priyadarshan’s film. Now if we look back in to his filmography career, then almost 90% of his films are somewhat related to our Indian villages. Whether you take it as in Billu, Bhool Bhulaiya, Malamaal Weekly, Hulchul, and many more. The entire foreign location shoot is I think only one, i.e. Bhagam Bhag and currently now this one. In Priyadarshan’s comedy film, there is only formula, slapsticks, lots of confusions, chaos, and etc. Sometimes it looks better and sometimes you would feel like “When the film will get over?” This film is exactly the same of the mismatched of these two “Sometimes”.
Akshay Kumar works as an only servant in Archana Puran Singhs house (A Multi Millionaire woman), just because his father has taken some huge amount from her before his death and now Akshay is repaying back by working as a Servant under him. His girlfriend is Katrina whose father is a rich guy (Tinu Anand).
Sunil Shetty works as a courier boy in one of the courier company. He is also in a huge debt of loan. His girlfriend is Sameera Reddy whose father is a big business man (Manoj Joshi).
Paresh Rawal is a fraud businessman and has many cases under him, but fortunately no one knows his this secret. Chunkey is his son.
Now one fine day Paresh Rawal had taken some amount of money from Tinu Anand in the name of dowry. As soon as Paresh Rawal founds out that Manoj Joshi, whose daughter is Sameera Reddy, is a Big Businessman, he cancels the relationship with Tinu and joins the hand with Manoj Joshi. He also declined the dowry payment to the Tinu. On the other side, Akshay and Sunil (who are friends), are on a mission to kidnap the pet dog of Archana Puran Singh, so that they can allot the ransom money from Archana and become millionaire, and by this they can happily get married with their respective girlfriends. Now the confusion starts here where the pet dog is not being kidnapped and the news has been spread that Archana’s servant, Akshay has being kidnapped. One more confusion starts when the brother in law of Shakti Kapoor gives his ‘supari’ to the contract killer Johnny Lever, because he was womanizer and was cheating his wife; and the contract killer thinks that Manoj Joshi is the guy to be killed and Paresh is the guy who has given him supari. Still confusion grows further when the call girl Neha Dhupia thinks that Vikram Gokhle (Jijaji of Manoj Joshi) is his customer, where instead Shakti Kapoor had called her through agent; where Shakti Kapoor thinks that Aditi Govitrikar (wife of Paresh Rawal) is a call girl.
This whole bunch of confusion grows even bigger and bigger until the climax comes.
Direction by Priyadarshan is good, but in many scenes many continuity mistakes were being seen. Other than that, Screenplay done by itself Priyadarshan was not at all that much impressive by comparing to his level. Especially the climax waterfall scene was funny at the start but was looking so unreal and “kuch bhi” kind of thing at the end.
I think the mango people who are below 30 would prefer less and above 30 would enjoy the movie, especially the Mummy’s will love to watch this timepass flick. Dialouges were Ok. Editing, Cinematography, etc were all at par.
The audio songs are pleasant to hear. Songs would be quite profitable at Dj’s, Pubs, Parties, even at car and homes. All the Video songs just comes and goes with some added glamour flavor in it.
Akshay, Katrina, Sunil and Sameera were all good and just as usual. Paresh was ‘the best’ as usual. Chunky, Tinu Anand, Archana Puran Singh, Sharat Saxena were above average. Rajpal, Asrani and Johnny were overall good but their magic was missing. Neha Dhupia and especially Aditi Govitrikar and performed well. The extreme talented guy Vikaram Gokhle was really wasted in such a loose role. Above from these all, the most impressive performance given by the none other than “Manoj Joshi”. His way of temper, his way of pleasing, his way of getting confused, were so much convincing and were so real. He just excels in very part of his scene. Sad for Akshay that he was not there in almost half of the movie.
My favorite scene:
When the confusion turns into “CHAOS” at the end. If you are going for the movie, my suggestion is that, make sure you had visited the bathroom before it comes. Don’t miss that bread!
On the whole, the mango people who are above 30 can obviously go for this weekend, as it’s been stated, it’s a perfect timepass flick for them. And the below 30 can try out this movie if they have extra money in their pocket.
2.5 / 5