Inspired by the Hollywood hotchpotch of dark con comedies like ‘Lock, stock and two smoking Barrels’, Writer –Director Pankaj Adwani brings crazy time pass drama full of loud black humor. After watching this who believes that he is the same fellow who wrote light and funny screenplay of Kundan Shah’s film ‘Kabhi Haa Kabhi Naa’ which remains one of the fine light romantic film of SRK’s early career.
Dark humor is in abundance and it running through the film with implicated innuendoes left for the audience. Dialogues are punching (read vulgar) one liners and it gives you infectious humor with messy situations of almost all characters. What I dislike the most about the film is that even though having strong assembled cast (Kay Kay, Rimi, Anupam Kher, Chunky, Dilip Prabhavalkar, Yashpal Sharma & many more) Director used them as mere stand up comedians where there is no room for performance; the whole film looks more like a big farce and less comedy. Instead of performances we noticed loud overacting by Anupam Kher and mediocre acts by all others including fine actor like Kay Kay Menon.
In short “watch this at your own peril”. It really delivered a low grade product than my expectations. But it makes one thing clear that there’s really a shortage of genuine humor in bollywood right now.