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Golmaal Returns critic rating (Hindustan Times): 2
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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: 0 out of 10(Priyankar Bhowal wrote on 28 Jul 2009)

    One of my friends tell me that i think a lot , most of the time, on trivial and unnecessary matters. But thats how i am. After watching Golmaal Returns , the first thought that came to my mind is if Rohit Shetty has been overtly inspired by Anees Bazmee, David Dhawan or Priyadarshan, for that matter. Woke up at 8 o clock on a lazy saturday evening to catch the 9 morning show. The only driving factor since the evening before was the simplicity and innocence of the prequel "Golmaal". There was only one simple plot and the story revolved around it. The humour and comic timing of the four main characters was awesome, with each having his unique style. I went on to say(to myself) Rohit Shetty has created his own genre of comedy. But the sequel has been an overall disappointment, though not a major one. It is definitely a watchable movie, definitely. But i found the first one a lot better. The reasons are as follows:
    1. "Golmaal Returns" has plots and sub plots, resulting in a weak storyline.
    2. The womanising and extra marital angle and ensuing lies and drama is reminiscent of Anees Bazmee's " No Entry".
    3. The misunderstanding and utter confusion reminds you of a regular Priyadarshan's comic caper.
    In a nutshell, the movie has nothing new to offer, though it has its moments mostly contributed by the talented Shreyas Talpade. Why it does not have the punch? Here s my analysis..

    The main theme of "Golmaal" was NOT romance and womanising. It was the chemistry among the four guys. That s where " Golmaal " scores over "Golmaal Returns". ".. Returns" seems like a run of the mill movie with no uniqueness and a drab storyline. Another comedy with all guys and no "ladkibaazi" was "Dhamaal" , directed by Inder Kumar. Though I do not have the exact stats to make any claims, i can confidently say that it was enjoyable and really funny. The greatest example remains "Hera Pheri". So i think comedies without the regular stuff has a greater probability of finding more favour with the audience. I agree that "No Entry" was the biggest commercial hit of the year in which it was released. Now , that remains to be deciphered by me.

    So long..... Happy movie watching !!!!

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