Housefull 3 Movie Review: Gigs, gags, laughter and in direct competition with predecessor

New Delhi, Ankit Pal | Updated : 03 June 2016, 02:21 PM
Star Cast
Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan, Riteish Deshmukh, Jacqueline Fernandez, Nargis Fakhri, Lisa Haydon

'Housefull 3' has arrived and it is one of the greatest comical dramas ever made; Abhishek Bachchan, new addition to the cast, has just worked wonders for the whole act of humour. Akshay Kumar and Riteish Deshmukh are at their sidesplitting best while lead actresses Lisa Haydon, Nargis Fakhri and Jacqueline Fernandez raise tempo just above the bar. Hope I could have said it all in reality for the film.

After Sajid Khan's Housefull 2, putting faith in him was just like sitting with a tiger in cage and feeling 'fear' is just a word. Hope you got the humour! Exactly how Sajid wants people to go crazy after 'Housefull' series.

The latest flick adds up new elements both in cast and script to charm the audiences, which do work sometimes and give a healthy laughter. Actresses making literal translation of English phrases to Hindi, actors bursting sad jokes and a completely nonsensical script are the USPs of 'Housefull 3'.

Film revolves around three pretty ladies – Jamuna (Lisa Haydon), Ganga (Jacqueline Fernandez) and Saraswati (Nargis Fakhri) – who fall in love with Teddy (Riteish Deshmukh), Sandy (Akshay Kumar) and Bunty (Abhishek Bachchan) respectively. They want to tie knot with them but their father Batook (Boman Irani) doesn't want them to get hitched. He tries all his tactics to stop girls from falling for boys but there is a twist in reality. Girls are smarter and they have a solution for everything. Do they find their true love? What difficulties come in their way? And what happens when the find out real reason behind Batook denying their marriage? All these questions get answered in a time play of 134 minutes garnished with an overdose of gigs and gags.

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For any comedy movie it must be the expressions that talk; Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh have managed well to tickle the funny bone but Abhishek Bachchan struggled and can be complimented as good attempt. I think director Sajid-Farhad tried too many things with Abhishek to gel him with the script but that nothing went as per expectations.

Boman Irani is a gem. Give him any role and he delivers the best of it. Playing Batook he picks up Gujarati accent, body language and silent features quite well. Jackie Shroff is the master of intense acts and this gets proved in this one too. Chunkey Pandey as Aakhiri Pasta is 'just joking'.

While, script (which they claim movie have) shatters every expectation of being funny, acts do manage to save a bit and the music just keeps you buzzing at regular intervals. Don’t expect sense in songs either, they are just meant to cope up with the scripts but definitely entertains the audiences.

In terms of location, a big mansion in London has been properly utilized to complete the film. The house is a beauty in itself and it never lets you feel the deficiency of locations in the film.

Final Verdict: The film is a family drama but strictly for those who can laugh at any joke or enjoy Akshay Kumar's comedy. Riteish Deshmukh and Abhishek Bachchan could have been one of the reasons to watch ‘Housefull 3’ but ladies have an upper hand here. Avoid if you Housefull 2 had tortured you to the core.

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