GolMaal Again Movie Review By DIVYA SOLGAMA
The term of franchise films has been quite common in Hollywood films. Out here in our country we have some film franchise such as ‘Dhoom’, ‘Masti’, ‘Housefull’, ‘Raaz’, ‘Murder, ‘Kya Kool Hai Hum’ and few more including ‘Golmaal’. While all these films managed to deliver three films under the same franchise, there was a time when ‘Tarzan’ series managed to churn out more than dozen films right from the silent era to the mid 80s and early 90s. The ‘Golmaal’ series seems to be aiming out from the second position and thus are ready with 4th film from this franchise. So let’s find out whether ‘Golmaal Again’ will manage to make us relive all those great laughter moments or might end up being one more product based film which are made only to cash in over its past glory.
‘Golmaal Again’ is a story set in a orphanage run my Jamnadas (Uday Tikekar). Gopal (Ajay Devgn) and Laxman (Shreyas Talpade) leave the orphanage and start working on their own. Their childhood mates Madhav (Arshad Warsi), Laxman (Kunal Khemu) and Lucky (Tusshar Kapoor) follow the same and keeps competing Gopal. The gang reunites at the funeral of Jamnadas where Anna (Tabu) informs them about the neighboring property of Col. Chauhan (Sachin Khedekar). Golpal and others decide to act as tenants so that they can get the property vacated. Little did they know that along with them there is a supernatural element present out there. What happens next is what the entire film is all about.
Screenplay & Technical Details:
The story is set on the lines of Golmaal series where it has a back story followed by rivalry between two group leading to their reunion and so on. The story in ‘Golmaal Again’ takes some time to establish the main plot. The humour also in the initial part is placed in minimal quantity which mainly consist of reminisce of the old films and characters. The movie takes its right momentum only after the gang arrive at Sachin Khedekar’s house. After that the movie is on a roller coaster ride full of comical memories and hilarious one liners. Scenes such as Shreyas singing lullaby to Ajay, Johnny Lever’s forgetting part at funeral, Shreyas talking to Ajay in Nana Patekar’s style, the entire argument between two groups at Sachin Khedekar’s house followed by the fight over Samosa, Tusshar talking track, Sanjay Mishra’s interaction with Pariniti, Kunal giving reasons not to help Pariniti, Johnny Lever’s Bahubali and Hyderabad air hostess, Nana Patekar’s cameo, Prakash Raj dancing in function, Pariniti chasing Prakash Raj and many more keeps you entertained throughout the film. The dialogues and one-liners are applaud worthy. Every character has been perfectly placed with right balance in the film. On the flip side, the movie slows down after the interval with Pariniti and Neil Nitin Mukesh’s track followed by a bland climax. The finale part should have been comical due to which the flavour of the film would had been intact. Nevertheless, the movie is enjoyable with many comical scenes to cherish. The cinematography is decent but some of the C.G.I work looks jarring.
The music is average and goes well with the film, thanks to the visuals. ‘Golmaal‘ title track is nostalgic, ‘Neend Churyai’ and Áate Jaate’ remix versions are well placed in the film. ‘Hum Nahi Sudhrenge’ and Ítna Sannata’ are fine. Background music is decent.
Director Rohit Shetty tries to add a back story related to supernatural element and adds the ‘Golmaal’ humour to it. He highly succeeds in all the comical scenes and does full justice to them. Every character has their traits and Rohit reuses them only to make you enjoy the flavour of the film. The back story is average and fails miserably in the finale portions. A comical climax would had kept the mood intact for a instant repeat viewing.
This movie has loads of character. Ajay Devgn is enjoyable with his fear for supernatural elements and his old trait of breaking fingers. Arshad Warsi is doing what he is best known for and that’s passing killer one-liner comments. Tusshar Kapoor shines out in his talking scene. Though, more than these three its Sheyas Talpade with his lisp act and Kunal Khemu with his dialogues over shine everyone in the film. Pariniti Chopra looked good and has a important role in the film. Sadly, her part in the finale was badly written. Tabu looks graceful and does her part with total conviction. Neil Nitin Mukesh is wasted. Johnny Lever is outstanding in his part. Wish there were more scenes featuring him. Sanjay Mishra’s English spellings are amazing. Prakash Raj, Mukesh Tiwari and Vrijesh Hirjee lends good support. Sachin Khedekar, Uday Tikekar and others were not up to the mark. Nana Patekar’s vocal and cameo was super enjoyable.
So on overall basis ‘Golmaal Again’ is like a irresistible festive savoury. It has loads of enjoyable scenes which are enough for you to relax out after the tiring festival season.
Rating – 3.5/5 [Source – Bollywood Times]