David Dhawan does it again. If that sentence makes you happy, you know exactly how much pee-in-the-pants fun we're talking here. If, however, that proclamation fills you with terror, it means you're suffering from a rare and debilitating kind of disease some people call Good Taste. But you're not getting any sympathy from us. Anyone who ventures into a cinema hall with the complete knowledge that he's going to witness two grown men in grass skirts bumping at each other deserves to have his neck wrung. Or his pants soaked.
And that's exactly the kind of movie Mujhse Shaadi Karoge is. If it works for you, you'll be slapping your knee and going blue with mirth. Otherwise we hope you're carrying your prescribed dose of cyanide for the friend that dragged you here. Because it doesn't end with the grass skirts. They're not even the last straw. Oh no.
Bursting with humor of the robustly physical kind, and peppered generously with wisecracks, gags, spoofs and even parodies, Mujhse Shaadi Karoge is what you might call an out and out comedy. Better out than in.
Contrary to what you might have got from the trailers this story isn't about two guys and a girl. It's about one guy and one girl, and another guy. Samir (Salman) has a very short fuse and can drive his fist into plaster-of-Paris walls with bone-chilling ferocity. His girlfriend dumps him for his violence, and heart-broken, he heads off to Goa to be a lifeguard.
There he displays a keen eye for form when he picks out the heroine from an assembly line of bikini models. Priyanka Chopra, like other Dhawan leading ladies, has about as much impact as lint in a tornado. And what a tornado. As soon as Samir lands in Goa, he walks into an erratic landlord (Kader Khan), who plays blind/dumb/deaf/mad depending on the direction of the wind. What makes it all worthwhile is the girl across the street who always takes care to open the windows before she undresses.
Based solely on the evidence of his eyes, Samir's falls madly in love with Rani (Chopra) and when the time is right, he breaks her dad's jaw. Unintentionally, Samir totals said dad (Amrish Puri) every time they come in contact. So now Rani hates him. And in swoops Sunny (Akshay Kumar).
Despite the fact that his role is only somewhat longer than a cameo, Akshay is the funniest character in the movie. He vies for Rani's hand and plays a world-class jerk with élan. In the meanwhile, Salman gets to hit people and take off his shirt. But not even the Matrix-wannabe 'action' scenes are serious, and no one gets hurt laughing either.
Speaking of cameos, MSK abounds in celebs, like Kapil Dev, Mohammed Kaif, Harbhajan Singh, Ashish Nehra, Navjhot Sidhu and the Hutch pug. And, in true David Dhawan tradition, the songs are entertaining, resplendent with pelvic-thrusts and balle balle.
With the regrettable exception of Govinda, MSK is about as typical a Dhawan product as you might imagine. Everything in this film is only there for a laugh. Sometimes it works, sometimes you get pie on your face.