Without anyone knowing of it, the Mumbai police has a special squad working from
the LAPD premises. Well, at least that's what one feels when watching this miscalculated
venture of Shashilal Nair. Dressed in designer wear (or leather jackets, depending
upon the situation and the person), riding noisy bikes and working from a fully-computerized
office, the Mumbai police here is really flattering to the real force. Come to
think of it, not a single one of them in the film has a paunch, Godbole is a real
hunk who nevertheless commits suicide because of poverty and they always reach
on time. Either we are deluded, or the makers are.
This police force has two stalwarts in Javed (Jackie) and Arun (Shahrukh). After a lot of fooling around, Javed dies in a drug raid. Arun, the infantophobic (for the lack of better term), is saddled with the responsibility of caring for Javed's children, four of them. He finds instant help from an eager Gita (Juhi) with her even jollier Haryanvi accent.
It's a lot of fun 'n frolic until Arun is suspended on charges of corruption after he buys a house that further reaffirms the Beverly Hills connection. Then there is the final countdown with KKV (Nirmal Pandey), the villain, getting his mandatory share of blows. There are a couple of twists here that I am not mentioning - not for their curiosity value, but for the fact that they just aren't worth mentioning.
Shahrukh gives this over-the-top setting his most over-the-top performance, even as he sticks to his formula of a stammer here, a stutter there, a hop here... his time-tested idiosyncrasies that are also patience-testing as he hams away to glory. Juhi is at home with her Haryanvi part and it is only her antics that draw a few chuckles.
Bottomline: If you enjoy what Shahrukh and Juhi do best, then you will enjoy the
childishness of it all. Rest assured that this is no Hum Hain Rahi Pyaar Ke (could
do with another viewing of that).