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Golmaal - Fun Unlimited
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5.0
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Good for dates
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Watching Golmaal is like being on a treadmill – the film doesn’t move but you keep feeling more and more tired, and you are soon eagerly waiting for the clock to hit the finish time so you can get off. Only, here you are lucky if you don’t lose weight by the end.

That said, it’s hard to narrate the story of Golmaal in 3 sentences. That is because the story of Golmaal is only 2 sentences. Four broke crooks land in the home of a rich blind old couple who stay alone, with one of the four masquerading as the couple’s long-unseen grandson and the others staying quiet. They stay there feeding off and trying to court a beautiful girl next door, until one day the couple finds out, and they apologize and save them from a sudden attack by gang of robbers. Period.

Okay, so we all know story is not everything – it is what happens on screen. Well, what happens on screen is the treadmill. The films shows a few individual attempts by the four to court the girl, and that’s really it. Things do not seem to be going anywhere at any time, there’s nothing you are made to look forward to.

Gopal (Ajay Devgan), Madhav (Arshad Warsi), Laxman (Sharman Joshi) and Lucky (Tusshar Kapoor) are a bunch of crooks - Laxman is the only voice of conscience, but his scruples are constantly reined by the other three. They spot the luxurious house of a blind couple (Paresh Rawal and Sushmita Mukherjee), and overhear a conversation which makes them realize that the couple’s grandchild, in the US, is coming to visit them in a while, and that they haven’t seen him in 22 years.

The foursome then land in the home, with Laxman impersonating as the grandchild and Gopal providing the voice – don’t ask, but it’s funny nevertheless. The other two just stay quiet. They spot Nirali (Rimi Sen) next door, and each tries various tricks to court her for the rest of the movie, with no luck. That’s all. In between, there’s a gangster Babli (Sanjay Mishra) who keeps sending goons to rob the couple, but whose goons unwittingly get beaten up by the four.

The film has its funny moments – you cannot have a full-fledged comedy without some genuine funny parts – but it’s too slow, and most of the comedy tries very hard. Some of the humor is repetitive, like when both Madhav and Laxman try to win Nirali’s affections through dubious means and both are exposed by Gopal, and both then try to hurt him and end up hurting a goon of Babli’s instead.

Also, the humor is not through an elaborate and ingenious plot where several characters’ paths cross unwittingly, tickling you in anticipation even before the actual events happen, but mostly through dialogues and physical comedy. The former category of movies keep you entertained and tickled all through, while the latter make the movie look like a series of jokes and not a film, and so all the jokes have to be good for you to feel like recommending the film.

That is also not helped by the fact that there are too few characters – just the four – most of the time. It’s not like a Rajendra Prasad film of yore with plenty of comic characters with their own special idiosyncrasies all making you laugh. And finally, 4 men vying for the attention of just 1 woman is never a great motivator for audiences – who wants to see people lose their love even in a movie?

The performances are all fine, of course, like in almost all Bollywood films these days. Paresh Rawal seems wasted, especially in a comic film like this. The music is average. On the whole, this is not amongst the best of comedies, and not one that you will see again or eagerly recommend.
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  • Cast
    Ajay Devgan, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor, Sharman Joshi, Rimii Sen, Paresh Rawal
  • Director
    Rohit Shetty
  • Theatres
    Not screening currently in any theatres in Hyderabad.
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Mohan Reddy on 23rd Aug 2006, 2:30am | Permalink
Waste movie !!!!
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2
Krishna Rao on 22nd Aug 2006, 12:46am | Permalink
These guys can not make comedies in Hindi. Telugu (or any regional) comedies are any day better.
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2
Vijay on 21st Aug 2006, 5:15am | Permalink
Silly movie. Andy Reas, who has given five stars must be producer's bro-in law.Waste of talented actor like Ajay Devgan.
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2
Andy Reas on 22nd Jul 2006, 4:54am | Permalink
this movie is excellent.........tooo damn funny! what was the writer thinking when he was writing the review?
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10
Hindustani on 19th Jul 2006, 8:39am | Permalink
Hey Mr. Prakash think of yourself man, why are you worried about "Aamchi Chi" who cares what he thinks or wat he says.
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4
Mihir Sharma on 15th Jul 2006, 7:17pm | Permalink
Reiview is written with a sheer bias.Movie is a fultoo fun unlimited and time pass.Dont miss it.
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8
Prakash on 15th Jul 2006, 7:12pm | Permalink
where is Aamchi chi's review?? I guess, he would give this movie 4 stars and say 'don't believe the reviewer' etc.,.
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2
Sushant Mishra on 15th Jul 2006, 2:20pm | Permalink
in another word we can say this Movie as Banda(Oriya Word) Movie.
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2
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