Hide and Seek
“Spoof” Films have been a trend in Hollywood and we have seen them making Spoof Films of many super hit films in different way and have achieved good box office results too. In out Hindi Film industry we hardly have films which we can call as Spoof films. “Doondte Reh Jaaonge” looks like a Spoof to super hit Hindi films, Will it work? Let’s find out.
“Doondte Reh Jaaonge” is story of Raj Chopra [Paresh Rawal],a broke producer who desperately wants to make a film. he once cons a straight forward C.A Anand [Kunal Khemu] and his girl Friend [Soha ali Khan]. Anand tries to teach Raj Chopra a lesson but sadly due to his own ethics keep facing problems. Thus he decides to change himself and join hands with Raj Chopra and together they plot a Con of making a film for which they will take huge amount of money from all financer and then declare the movie as a flop so they can enjoy the money. In order to do that they sign a flop actor Aryan [Sonu Sood] and a flop writer [Jhonny Lever] who makes a story which comprises of Sholay, Dilwale Dulhaniya le Jayenge, Gadar and Lagaan. Thus starts the journey of film making for both Raj and Anand which as per them might lead to their goals. But do they achieve what they want? That’s the entire movie about.
Story is simple and has a good scope of making it as a Spoof Film. but sadly the movie diverts at many times from its original plot to romance and other issues. This all dilutes the feel and mood of the film. also as the movie progress the makers take loads of liberty which acts against the film. Camera work is strictly average and has nothing new to offer. This movie needs good amount of editing to make it crisp and happening. Music by sajid Wajid is bad and breaks the mood of the film. such films should be made without music.
Director Umesh Shukla has done great amount of work in Stage shows and drama. His majority stuff has been in comedy genre. So it’s perfect for him to make this film. he also has worked as Akshays friend in Doli Saja Ke Rakhna. But he instead of focusing the entire film to its theme and comedy, gets distracted on the love and dramatic angle. This angle dilutes the films and sadly makes it quite average. The Spoof part is fun, but is hardly there in the film and that too towards the climax. We wish If the maker would had made the film with more of Spoof genre it would had been a masterpiece.
Its great fun to watch Paresh Rawal back in comedy action after long long time. He is the heart and soul of this film and has done his job fantastically. Sonu Sood looks great and has done his part with full conviction. Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Khemu are strictly average. Jhonny Lever was ok. Rest all were fine and did their job as per the requirement of the film
So bol meri “Filmi Khopdi” is film mein kitna hai dum ?
Dum hain kahi kahi pe kaafi dum hain, but baaki jagah pe bilkul dum nahin hain. This movie had good potential of being a great film and sadly ends up to average flick. Also the humor keeps playing Hide and Seek in the film. Maybe a good watch for home video.
Ratings : 2.25/5 [1 pt just for the spoof angle]