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Golmaal Returns  (2008 - Hindi)

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Golmaal Returns cumulative rating: 3 out of 53/5 (97 users)

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  • Golmaal Returns rating: 5 out of 10(Pravir wrote on 03 Nov 2008)

    Kal Ki Baasi Khabar.

    Arshad Warsi is upset and so are we…Perhaps expectations were sky high…

    A Tharki husband Gopal Santoshi (Ajay) and his Balaji films’ devotee and suspicious wife Ektaa (Kareena) live together with Ektaa’s mute brother Lucky (Tushar; can’t be termed as mute really as he makes most of the noises in the film) and Gopal’s dumb sister Isha (Amrita). One night Gopal saves a girl Meera (Celina) from goons and then had to be with her the whole night under unavoidable circumstances. Gopal’s colleague gets murdered the same night. To explain his absence from home, Gopal creates a fictional character “Anthony Gonsalves” as his alibi. Ektaa investigates and Gopal sends his new employee Lakshman (Shreyas) as Anthony to convince her. To add to the misery, police inspector Madhav Ghai (Arshad) starts investigation of drug smuggling and the murder in Gopal’s company. Madhav is also Isha’s lover, so there is now a hate-hate relationship between Gopal and Madhav. In between the real Anthony and his wife (Vrajesh Hirji and Rakhi Vijayan) also arrive. Meera also turns out to be Lakshman’s girlfriend. Fingers point towards Gopal and Lakshman and they have to find the real culprit…

    Enough golmaals in this script, which is a mix-masala of Rajendra Bhatia’s “Aaj Ki Taaza Khabar” and Rohit’s previous film “Sunday”. It looks all glossy and a sure-shot winner as of the original “Golmaal”, but falls well short of that. There are enough whacky sequences and ample corny lines with over-the-top acting, which is the need of the script, and brings in the smile. But it fails while integration. Nobody could really replace the spark of Sharman, Paresh Rawal, Sushmita Mukherjee and Manoj Joshi from the original. It’s was hilarious to watch Sharman translating “AeOoEes” of Tushar into Hindi, which is completely missing here. All the heroines in the sequel together don’t match up with single Rimi’s magic in the original. Climax is badly written and executed. The scenes ridiculing own and others’ movies were good but went over the top with potshots on SLB.

    Performances: Ajay is known to act through his expressive eyes, but most of the time here, he is using glares for no reason. But overall he and Shreyas do deliver well. To compensate potshots on Balaji (if there were any), more than enough footage is given to Tushar, but he irritates this time. Arshad got a raw deal really. Celina and Rakhi are the only two female actresses who impress. Strangely Kareena’s role is not well written. Anjana Sukhani got better deal and footage in “Khatron Ke Khiladi”.

    Script is major culprit here. Editing and camerawork are alright. Rohit has already announced the next sequel minus Arshad. Let’s wait and watch…

    Music: Apart from the re-hashed title song, the rest of the scores from Pritam are unimpressive.

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