More Gol and Less Maal….
The year 2008 witnessed so many comedy films biting the dust. From big names to small timers all failed miserably when it came to comedy films this year. All hopes were on “Golmaal Returns”, thanks to super success of the initial part, good publicity, Festival season, Multi star cast, etc. but does all this guarantee a good film? Will “Golmaal Returns” break the jinks of Flop comedy films or turn out to be another blockbuster just like the initial one ? Let’s find out.
“Golmaal Returns” is story of Gopal [Ajay Devgan], who lives with his Wife Ekta [Karina Kapoor] a suspicious wife who loves watching daily soaps, along with his sister Esha [Amrita Arora] and Ekta’S Brother Lucky [Tushar Kapoor]. One night Gopal gets stuck in a situation and has to spend the night with a mysterious girl [Celina Jetli], which leads to all trouble. His wife starts doubting him and in order to save his married life Gopal lies that he was with his old friend Anthony Gonsalves. Ekta does not believe him and send a mail to Anthony. Gopal and Lucky plan a fake Anthony [Shreyas Talpade] who in order to get a permanent job agrees and confesses that he was with gopal on that night to Ekta. But fate has its own way, Gopals Assistant[Sanjay Mishra] gets murder the same night and Inspector Madhav [Arshad Warsi] blames Gopal for the Murder. Thus starts the roller coster ride of events which leads to the reality in the end.
Story is total rip off from 70’s Kiran Kumar Starrer “AAJ KI TAAZA KHABAR”, whatever new they have tried to add appears clinched in the film. In Second half the movies drags at plenty of times, thanks to Tushar kapoors one liner you feel you are back in a comedy film. Screenplay is good at few points and bad at many. Dialogs and one liner are the best part of the film. Watch out for Ajay devgans take on his films, Tushar Kapoors Funny acts, Spoof on Tashan, Black and Saawariyaa. But the content of the film is missing and as the movie leads towards the climax its gets totally lost. Cinematography is ok and the sets of Goa looked quite artificial. Editor needed to be sharper in the second half, but you cannot blame him alone as the story has hardly anything more to offer.
Music is ok, but major songs are from the first part and whatever rest does not gel with the film. “The karke” is not required and can be easily edited from the movie.
Rohit Shetty and all other director who are planning to bask on the glory of their earlier product should understand that they can fool the audience and get them in cinema hall but cannot hold them trough out the movie, if you don’t give them content. Look at makers like Raj Kumar Hirani who does full justification to his movies, besides the main actor nothing more is similar to the earlier film and yet make the second one interesting and excellent film. But sadly Rohit and others try to lift old Hindi movies low budget film and combine it with plenty of similar situation from the first movie and gives the audience a jumble combination which does not satisfy their thirst for a good comedy nor come at par with the earlier one. When you watch such movies you don’t look for Logic and tend to overlook loopholes, but despite that still one does feel that something’s missing.