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Release date: March 29, 2013
Directed by: Sajid Khan
Cast: Ajay Devgn, Tamannaah Bhatia, Paresh Rawal, Mahesh Manjrekar, Adhyayan Suman, Zarina Wahab, Leena Jumani

By not choosing to waste precious bandwidth, I’ll keep this very short and scathing. Himmatwala, as Sajid Khan claims is supposed to be an ‘entertainer’ more than a film. Heck, Heck, it’s not even as captivating as a cat running after a laser light.

The ghastly duo of Sajid-Farhad are entrusted with providing a “screenplay” and the dialogues and trust them to come up with puerile jokes that are possibly cracked by kindergarten kids. The usual quick-paced delivery of those lines causes you to stay in amazement of how repetitive, unoriginal and uninventive can anyone working at this level be.

One piece of such genius is manifested by this, “Naarayan Das, jitni tum ne saansein li hain, isne (pointing at a killer) us se zyaada jaanein li hain.” Whoa! As unrealistic as what Sajid Khan’s definition of entertainment is. Tamannaah is blessed with unintentionally hilarious catchphrase, “I hate gareebs.” and that pretty much sums up her character’s gist.

Also, all actors were particularly asked to ham it up, cos that’s entertainment! Khan also vociferously negates his claim of creating “Family entertainers” with his regular homoerotic shtick featuring Paresh Rawal and Mahesh Manjrekar. He tries the spoof approach towards the original Himmatwala by constantly making the actors break the fourth wall, “surprisingly” choosing Paresh Rawal –  who handled the job in Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi, to interact with the audience for a major part.

The only small changes Khan makes in this remake are insignificant, but a special one is where Devgn is a “street fighter”, whereas Jeetendra was an engineer in the original. Quite progressive! Not to mention the cheap and immature ‘CG’ where the tiger’s fight sequences look like this:

If you’re going to stare at Tamannaah and/or the five-dance-girls-in-one-item-song novelty, you’ll kick yourself in the nuts and/or ovaries. The entire “entertainer” is irrelevant, boring and outlandishly demeaning to the viewer’s hard-earned hundred and fifty bucks.

My rating:  1/2 (.5 out of 5 stars)

Kya Super Kool Hain Hum

Kya Super Kool Hain Hum
Release date: July 27, 2012
Directed by: Sachin Yardi
Cast: Tusshar Kapoor, Ritesh Deshmukh, Neha Sharma, Sarah Jane Dias, Anupam Kher

(‘Witty’ one-liner alert. Scroll down to the last line before the final rating. That sums up the entire review.)

What you expect is not what you’ll get and what you don’t expect you’ll not get it either. That is the lesson Kya Super Kool Hain Hum taught me. A film that brands itself as an adult comedy, you’re bound to get a few below the belt jokes and a few abuses thrown out in between.

But hey, what you get is one-liners stolen from the ‘popular tweets’ section of newspapers, tons of indirect references to the protagonists’ sexuality in some morse code that is obviously bereft of the word ‘gay’ or ‘homosexual’. I’m sure homosexuality is some devious monster that is more sentimentally hurting than a ‘chutiya’ or  a ‘machodunga’ or horrific camera angles.

The plot is as forced as me trying to type out the plot. The palmist from the first part (Kya Kool Hain Hum) is replaced with a tarot card reader who tells Adi (Tusshar Kapoor) that a girl whose name starts with the letter ‘S’ will bring him luck and rejuvenate his ailing acting career. Deja vu! DJ Sid (Ritesh Deshmukh) is his room-mate. Sid makes more money by breeding his ever-sexually-potent dog than by DJ-ing at events. Wow!

Sid gets a gig spontaneously and it’s a fashion show where Anu (Sarah Jane) trips on the ramp and faces a wardrobe malfunction. Anu holds Sid accountable for this and starts looking for revenge. Don’t even think of understanding the logic behind a DJ being responsible for a nip-slip. You won’t even get one! Meanwhile, Adi finds his lucky girl Simran (Neha Sharma) who is a rich girl who wants to get all independent by not marrying her parents’ chosen boy. The two girls are obviously friends.

Now that we have a plot, we’re witness to random skits taken straight out of comedy shows and more not-so-funny one liners. Even Razzak Khan makes a appearance with the same schtick from the last film. I’m not just complaining about the silly storyline or random gags, the cameras and flipshots are painfully ugly and the overall setup of the film is too improbable to be true.

And this one is my own ‘one-liner’ to the film’s director Sachin Yardi in the same rhyme scheme way that he’s used profusely in the film. Here it goes,
Yaar Sachin Yardi, tune to picture ki gaand maar di.”

My rating: *1/2 (1.5 out of 5)

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