Just one look at the promos and posters
of Hera Pheri and you know what to expect - fun, frolic and laughter.
A pleasant delight is what this Priyadarshan film aims to be, and succeeds to
a great extent in tickling your funny bones. There is enough energy, enthusiasm
and laughter packed into this remake of the Malayalam hit, Ramji Rao Speaking.
Hera Pheri is the story of
three guys who plan to dupe a kidnapper (Gulshan Grover) and ultimately get
themselves into trouble. Sunil Shetty, Akshay Kumar and Paresh Rawal get into
a kidnapping plot, thanks to their telephone, which has a penchant for receiving
Instead of flexing their biceps,
Sunil and Akshay have concentrated on giving good performances. But the best
of the lot is Paresh Rawal, with his ridiculously thick glasses and white starched
dhoti. I would say Paresh Rawal deserves full credit and applause for this film.
Tabu is nowhere to be seen. One
wonders why Priyadarshan did this to his favourite actress. The songs penned
by Sameer are good and Anu Malik seems to have done a lot of homework. Overall,
this comedy has power to make hundreds of people laugh - the best medicine needed
for this busy city life.