De Dana Dan theatre mein se Bhagam Bhag!
With almost more than 20 known and famous characters involved in the film, with the comedy king Johnny lever, master blaster Paresh Rawal, Hera Pheri Trio, Comedy Veterans like Shakti Kapoor, Asrani, Rajpal Yadav and Chunky Pandey; and all the vey much known artists with the very much known, famous and the chaos and the confusion master director Priyadarshan – One word to all – Simply waste of Talent, waste of Energy, and waste of Money. (Energy and Money are the part of the audiences)
Performance wise this is a perfect example of a film with the most numbers of stars, where not even one makes his presence felt in the end. For the first time ever, I found Paresh Rawal, hamming with his intentional Punjabi accent. He might have been funny if he wouldn’t have been delivered one single line without screaming. The viewers are sure going to miss the cult Paresh Rawal act of his previous hit comedies.
Akshay Kumar is not entirely there in the movie. He starts off with some good scenes with Archna Puran Singh, but later gets lost in the overcrowded star-cast. He takes the safe route and spends most of the film locked in a cupboard. Not using him as per his much applauded comic timing is entirely the fault of his director.
Suniel Shetty does his act with an unconcerned ease and he seems to be included only to complete the famous comedy trio.
Also those going in search of another Hera Pheri will be surprised by Rawal's zero interaction with the Kumar-Shetty duo. Strictly speaking in terms of structure, De Dana Dan is less Hera Pheri and more Hungama, or somewhat Hulchul.
Both Katrina Kaif & Sameera Reddy can count their major scenes on one hand. They only contribute in the film as its female lead and nothing else.
In comparison, Neha Dhupia makes a better impact in her few moments on the screen. She was looking extremely buttery yummy.
Archana Puran Singh shouts more and acts less. Her track was also a little bit longer than desired.
Aditi Gowariker once again proves that she is better model.
Shakti Kapoor repeats his sex maniac act.
Asrani, Tinnu Anand & Manoj Joshi are routine. But Asrani manages to gets a couple of laughs.
Chunkey Pandey, Rajpal Yadav and Johny Lever are simply wasted in their unimportant roles. But Johnny Lever isn't altogether awful here. He does well in some parts.
Sharat Saxena & Vikram Ghokhle are miscast as they simply do not belong to the comedy genre.
Rating: 2 / 5