Golmaal returns in Style

Indeed! Koi Shaq? Shaq what the F***  🙂

Let me give you a prologue of this review. I was originally slated to watch Fashion, even declared it on my blog earlier. However since it was also the most awaited movie (with Golmaal) and I heard a very good movie, I couldn’t get a ticket for the evening show. The next showtime wasn’t suitable for me and I settled for Golmaal Returns. I was well prepared to watch a serious, tragic drama movie but sat for a comedy pic instead. Believe me, I did not repent. Golmaal II didn’t allow me to think; it is an excellent movie.

Alright, now the review; The movie doesn’t have an interesting story to tell as such. We have a casanova guy Gopal Santoshi (Devgan) and his extremely suspicious daily soap fanatic wife Ekta (Kareena). Gopal works with a Fishery as a GM and doesn’t get along with his colleague Mehta (Apple Singh). Madhav Ghai (Warsi) is an inspector who suspects Gopal is involved in the sumggling racket. In relation to the same they get into a tiff where Gopal insults Madhav and kicks him out of his dockyard. Coincidently Madhav is the same guy who loves Gopal’s sister (Amrita Arora). And we also have a Lucky (Tusshar Kapoor) who has just carried on from the first part as a dumb brother of Ekta.

Fun starts when one night while returning from the office Gopal saves a damsel in distress Mira (Celina) and ends up spending the night with her. Despite being innocent, he hides the truth from his ever suspecting wife. He ends up telling her that he was with his friend, some Anthony Gonsalves. Enter Shreyas Talpade as Laxman Prasad who agrees to double up as Anthony to grab a job in Gopal’s firm. However, same night Gopal’s colleague Mehta is murdered. Madhav gets the opportunity to nail Gopal since the two were at logger heads. Hell breaks when the real Anthony and his wife arrive in the picture. Rest of the movie is based on Gopal’s bid to prove his innocence.

Now for the performances; A fine actor he is, Devgan excels in every department. Unlike the arrogant bossy college dropout in the first part, he acts as a classy yet clumsy GM of a company (Reminds me of Anil Kapoor in No entry). Warsi is at his best again, but I felt at times that he was under utilised. Shreyas Talpade is really cool, never do we realise he wasn’t there in the first part. But the best of the lot is Tusshar Kapoor. He has throughly marvelled in every department. Some times I feel not having to speak the dialogue has worked in his favor. His ‘Maear Yot’ is going to be the talk of town for long. For the ladies, Kareena looks stunningly slim and sexy, although she wasn’t required to expose. Except Kareena others do not have a substantial role, thankfully.

Rohit Shetty, the director, should indeed be thanked for making this movie. Whether its the spoofs of other movies and TV serials (Tashan, Black, Kasam Se, Kyunki…) or the digs at other directors and producers, (Especially Ekta Kapoor) he does it with perfection. There is always a thin line between comedy and vulgarity, insult and sattire. Thankfully Rohit managed it with such perfection and timing that you burst out laughing at virtually every second scene. Dialogues are crisp and the delivery is even better. Despite Paresh Rawal and Sharman Joshi not being a part of this, the movie rocks.

Verdict: 4/5. Must Watch.