Looks like Shetty brother's long time investment in acting classes seem to
be finally paying dividends. Not rich dividends, but dividends none the same.
He teams up with the 'Hera Pheri' team once again hoping for the same gold rush
- only, 'Yeh Tera Ghar...'s genre of comedy is written by the sort of guys who
wouldn't know what a joke is even if it rose out of the dead and stared at them
in the face.
The movie tries to be poignant, serious and funny all the same time, thereby
turning into a poignantly serious funny film. This is exactly the sort of movie
you are giggling mindlessly at one point and watching with a puzzled expression
with your mouth open, not dissimilar to a seal waiting for a fish to be thrown
in, at other times. Don't get my drift? Lemme explain.
Poor Dayashankar (Shetty) has all his misfortunes thrown into a bag and shoved
into his hands. His house and property are mortgaged, and in order to get himself
out of this sticky situation, he needs to go to Mumbai to sell his other house.
Mahima Chaudary and her entourage occupy this place. He tries to get rid of
them but to no avail. So to solve it all, he decides to move in with them, so
that they get bugged and finally move out.
The whole movers and shakers thing doesn't pan out. So Shetty takes the help
of his bumchum Paresh Rawal, who is now a cop. But Rawal, the moment his visual
senses register Mahima, falls in love with her. The plot doesn't end there.
There are a whole lot of peripheral characters that have a lot to do with the
What happens in the end is nothing a 6-year-old can't guess, but some really
hilarious situations prevent you from shutting off your thought process. The
whole movie borders on mayhem with every character screeching and shrieking
like a banshee. At one point, the whole screen seems ablaze with shouting, arm-flailing,
hyperventilating characters. Slightly unnerving, but hell, we've seen worse.
Paresh Rawal is the absolute star of this manic movie of mortgages, money and
mayhem that reminds you of those old Utpal Dutt / Jaya Bhaduri / Rameswari starrers.
He has a brief but superb role to play, and looks centuries younger with his
dapper new wig and fake moustache. Sunil Shetty has a bleeding nose at the end
of the film, which makes it intensely difficult to concentrate on what he is
sputtering out as his lines (not that we understood any of his previously sputtered
lines). Mahima is absolute fun to watch - she would get my vote for the 'Fisherwoman
Of The Year'. She puts up a spirited performance, and doesn't believe in giving
her already threadbare vocal chords any rest.
There are a couple of funny scenes in the movie, but that's about it. It's like
eating a whole barrelful of kheer to find two almonds. The whole script seems
to be highly charged, and the writers seem to have lost focus after the initial
Finalement, check out the film if you have friendly videowallah - don't
add to the already fast depleting natural resources by hauling your bike out
to go to the theater. Stay at home, vegetate and giggle.