Housefull is exactly what Director cum funny man Sajid Khan does best. Slapstick, sprinkled with double meaning, cheap-but-still-we-laugh comedy all around. Yes, it makes you laugh. Of course you shouldn’t try to find intelligence and cinematic delicacies. It punches the run of the mill gay jokes, Gujju humors to pep up the experience. Music is a real let down, with exception of the track – Mika’s ‘Apni Toh Jaise Taise’. Shankar-Ehsaan-loy’s scores are undoubtedly the worst of their career so far.
Funny thing is that Akshay, perhaps plagued with his series of flops and much criticism for his irritating laughter for one mobile ad, never laughs in the movie!! Ironically that makes it much more laughable as he delivers a great ‘i am the loser’ act with Ritesh Deshmukh. Their chemistry is indeed a high point of the movie, rather than the much hyped hero-heroine jodis :)
Nothing much to be talked about the story line; as expected, it just revolves around the much used line of mixed up, confused identities, who fall into various traps and perform a series of comical errors, only to be entangled in a few inextricable situations. The female leads were wasted and were there to add what a typical Bollywood fillum wants them to do – the oomph factor! With skimpy outfits and some chic looks, they don’t disappoint.
So, in a nutshell, Housefull (released with an anti piracy software, which claims to track the illegal downloads and can trace the individuals to prosecute) is not a class act, but with its masala stuff in right places at the right time, and a pretty good time of release, should see hordes of movie lovers coming into the HOUSE!