Let’s first understand the most essential requirement to watch a David Dhavan-Govinda film… Logic not allowed, brains not allowed, story not allowed and item numbers, time wasting songs allowed. When you completely accept these criteria only then can you think about watching Do knot disturb else you’ll be pulling your hair out just 10 mins into the film!
DKD is the story of Raj (Govinda) who’s two-timing his super rich wife Kiran (Sushmita) with an item girl Dolly (Lara Dutta). Raj’s love story falls into trouble when his wife discovers a photograph of him with Dolly, fortunately for Raj the photo also has Govardhan (Ritiesh) in the frame. Now Raj must convince small time greedy waiter Govardhan to play Dolly’s boyfriend so that Kiran can be convinced of his husband’s faithfulness. What follows is a laugh riot spun around a web of lies.
Like every other typical comedy DKD is also a mix of funny characters who are trapped in this sordid mess. The first half of the film brings about laughs especially when Ritiesh and Govinda’s characters share screen. Manoj Pahwa as Govinda’s mess-covering lawyer leaves you in splits with his quirky bathroom scenes and funny dialogues. Sushmita is playing the wife this time instead of playing the mistress like she was in Biwi No.1, but her wardrobe throughout the film is a disaster!!! Making her look really huge in some frames. Ranvir Shorey plays a detective urf Nunnu! I absolutely died laughing when Sushmita called him Nunnu! Ranvir is excellent in the second half and brings about most of the laughs playing dead!
DKD doesn’t really have a plot to boast about and director David Dhawan mostly relies on Govinda and Ritiesh’s chemistry and the gags to pull the film through. Actually the story is taken from a 2006 French film called The Valet. The gags do work for a bit but in the second half the film gets dragging especially when the story is so predictable and the jokes are also clichéd. Dhawan also takes the liberty of passing of Dubai as Delhi! Since when did Delhi have a sea line with sail boats in it? Another atrocity is Sushmita getting into a helicopter so she can fly from Delhi to Pune! Okay, considering that it’s a no brainer I guess we should let such things go. As far as the performances go Sush is just the same as she is in most of her films … over the top and acting all miss high-heels! Govinda does as he always does – entertaining us all the way. Watch out for his…“ey! Dolly, dolly, dolly, dolly, dolly” wala shimmy and his auraton ki awaaz mein argument. Ritiesh is very funny whether he’s being greedy, horny or imitating Amitabh Bachchan. Lara Dutta looks sexy and sizzles the screen with her oomph. Sohail Khan cries too much and gets quite irritating by the end. The songs of the film are enjoyable but most of them are not relevant to the story. The Bebo track stands out as the best among the lot.
All in all there have been many David Dhawan films on extra marital affairs like Saajan Chale Sasural, Gharwali Baharwali and Biwi No. 1 and DKD follows suit. The film has nothing new to offer and I would rather watch it on DVD than spend money on a multiplex ticket but if you’re in a mood for a film where you just wanna enjoy and keep your brains aside then go ahead... we won’t disturb! :)