Brand GOLMAAL is back again. It’s kind of weird then how both the Diwali releases this year are set in the 1970s. One of them completely. And the other one, in parts. They are both comedies. Both spoof Bollywood. And in fact, have similar jokes on the movie Ghajini or Saif and Kareena, or Saifeena as we call them.
We’ll start with Rohit Shetty’s Golmaal 3 of course. The 70s bit here concerns a gentleman called Mithun Chakroborty, He is the disco dancer.
Almost all the dialogues here is a gag on Bollywood or one of the celeb types. If the movie industry had a screening of this film, they’d have the most laughs. For most of us, it gets quite tiring and unfunny beyond a point.
How about a story then? Well, that’s inspired from the ’70s as well, or Basu Chatterjee’s Khatta Meetha, to be more precise.
There’s an old man, that’s Mithun, who couldn’t marry his sweetheart, played by Ratna Pathak Shah. Both remained single forever. Kareena Kapoor plays cupid. She sets up these old people to get married now.
Now the old man has adopted three roughians who stay with him, that’s Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor and Kunal Khemu. The old lady has two aged orphans, that’s Ajay Devgan and Shreyas Talpade. Both these gangs can’t stand each other.
They also have a set each of comic villians behind them. They also have different stories of their own. There are so many stories. The missing link here then is the movie itself. There is nothing to hold it together.
Now, Golmaal 1 was a sleeper hit of 2006. Golmaal 2, a second rate movie, became a hit as well. This explains this third part. It has 6 main actors to juggle around with. Even more comedians. The filmmakers believe if they can have one gag for each actor, few corny dialogues from everyone, they should be set.
By now one is well versed with Rohit Shetty’s funda: Come, have a blast at the movies. Frankly, there’s no word called ‘logic’ in Shetty’s cinematic dictionary and the moviegoer too has attuned himself/herself to Shetty’s high-on-entertainment laughathons. I’ve often said that comedy is serious business and a director attempting one has to walk a tightrope. But Shetty has mastered the art by now and G-3 proves that when it comes to entertainers, he’s amongst the best in the business.
On the whole, GOLMAAL 3 is an ideal fun ride with thrice the enjoyment and gratification, thrice the magic and thrice the hilarity. Go on, have a blast and make this Diwali thrice more entertaining for you. An out-and-out entertainer, it’s sure to light up the celebratory festive mood.