Mr. Funtoosh is supposedly one of the most awaited releases before Puja for Tollywood and going by the name, one would have imagined it would be a big time comedy film, but surprise, surprise, it turns out to be one big absurd action flick. It is the tale of Palash (Prasenjeet) the pride of the bustee who after finishing his studies returns to his bustee and falls into a trap laid by Pratap Dutta, a businessman Cum promoter who employs him in order to win him over and get hold of the land where the bustee exists. He is proved to be liar and a murderer of Babu (the only person in the bustee to have turned down Pratap’s proposal and who had been bumped by of his goons). He is sent to jail and then let off and asked to flee. While fleeing he is shot by the O.C. and the audience thinks him to be dead.
Enter! Enter! Mr. Funtoosh in the most comical manner just before interval. He is a look alike of Palash and is mistaken to be him by his father and is taken to their house. He starts to take to things in his own hands and starts to give Pratap a dose of his own medicine. Slowly Kabita, Palash’s wife is convinced to contest the election by Funtoosh. where she defeats the sitting MLA. Pratap again appears to terrorize the people of the bustee when they are celebrating Kabita’s victory. He puts Funtoosh (Prasenjeet as Inspector Snehashis Mukherjee) on a leash and starts torturing him. That is when Palash (Yes, he is still alive though immobile and speechless) regains his mobility and treats Pratap in exactly the manner in which he had treated Palash.
It is an action film though all the action sequences are absolutely ridiculous and one is sorry to say it can only draw cat calls and whistles from the class of people who are accustomed to seeing such films. Prosenjeet as Funtoosh is actually much batter and entertaining than as Palash. The mannerisms and antics of Funtoosh should really make people understand how and why Prasenjeet still continues to be the number one crowd puller. Rachana is shown to be sobbing most of the film and the new pair Anshuman and Malabika can not act. All in all this film is about ‘Bumbada’ and ‘Bumbada’ and ‘Bumbada’ and who else can say “Aamar Naam Funtoosh, Marbo Ekdin Byatha Thakbe 365 Din”.