The average Govinda movie is full of baloney, with his rustic antics, songs
and costumes. Usually the movies do not have anything to boast about other than
him. But he generally manages to deliver the movie safely to the doors of success.
But when even he cannot save the movie, you can realize how hopeless the movie
must be. One recent example was Banarsi Babu. Joru Ka Ghulam follows suit.
The story is a rip off from a Telugu movie. A conman gains entrance into the
house of a US-returned NRI, and woos the daughter of the house. The condition
put forward for their marriage is that he must arrange the marriage of her three
elder sisters. Sounds familiar?
Kader Khan is a multi-millionaire with four daughters who refuse to marry for
the most stupid reasons available on the planet. They drive away prospective
grooms with a set of disgusting techniques that are supposed to be funny. Durga
(Twinkle Khanna) is the youngest daughter, with the other three being Lakshmi,
Parvati and Saraswati.
Govinda and Johnny Lever play con guys who fool people at the airport as narcotics
department officials and thus make money. In an incident they are instrumental
in the capture of a real drugs smuggler. They incur the wrath of Anna (Aasish
Vidyarthi wasted in a stupid role). On the run from him, they reach Bombay.
Here they fool Raju Patel, an implausible looking NRI who sings "I love
my India!" He has come from the US of A to marry one of the four femme
fatales mentioned above. Govinda becomes Raju, leaving the real Raju without
clothes, money or even a passport.
After this, the story goes on grossly predictable lines, with Raju wooing Durga, and getting all the sisters married. The climax inevitably includes the bad guy Anna trying to create glitches, but being thwarted by the invincible Raju. The film is trite to the hilt.
The performances are indifferent. Govinda is his usual loud self, sporting
a Gujju accent. Twinkle Khanna fits in as wallpaper, and that too only
in the songs. The others are not worth mentioning. Johnny Lever, especially,
is anything but funny. The songs are rather jarring, especially with the title
track itself having stupid lyrics.
The only thing that can save this movie is the devotion of Govinda fans. No
one else can sit through the required three hours.