Certainly no honey here!
This year has witnessed innumerable films on the name of Comedy which With a lame excuse of ‘Leave your brains at home’ involve all the nonsensical elements, trying hard to make the audience laugh but fail. Ganesh Acharya’s ‘Money hai to Honey Hai’ is just an addition to the list of those unfunny capers.
The film has an interesting premise, with 6 people who are all losers in their respective lives, getting a SMS from nowhere that they are the owners of a 1000 crore company. And before they could even rejoice, They are told that They first have to re-pay the debt of 1200 cr.
However, When this story is narrated on screen, it turns out to be plain boring. And add to it the fact that Script is so damn loose that you feel like killing the film’s writer for doing such cruelty to the viewers. The narration has several sub-plots out-of-the-blue that hardly have any link with the movie. And then we have those seriously unfunny one-liners and double meaning dialogues, trying hard to coax a giggle or two. Little did the Writer realise that He was only adding to the irritating quotient of the film when doing all this.
It does manage to be a li’l bit interesting towards the end, but still ends up disappointing as a whole.
Technically speaking, The film has nothing to boast. Its sets are quite colourful though. Music is just about average.
The film is a multi-starrer in the truest sense of the word, but None of the stars manages to salvage the film by his/her presence. Govinda is good at his part, but his age shows here Esp. when he is trying to look a man in his late 20s and talking English just to sound Hip and all that. Manoj Bajpai and Ravi Kishen are fine, despite of getting smaller roles.
While Upen Patel, Aftab Shivdasani, Hansika Motwani and Celina Jaitley fail to impress. As ever.
Final verdict – Money Hai to Honey Hai is neither funny, not captivating – its sheer boredom! Mr. Ganesh Acharya, You were better when directing Swami, rather than this literally mindless caper.
Rating – 1.25