Finally the truth has prevailed. Between BLUE, MAIN AURR MRS. KHANNA and ALL THE BEST it is all the best that has become the hit in the Diwali package. It has again underlined the motif that comedy in conjunction with good and thumping music of the Rock kind has wider chance of extended honeymoon with the audience over action or a film on social dynamics.
With two of the finest comedians in the current crop in the form of Sanjay Dutt and Ajay Devgn doing the honors, ALL THE BEST indeed had a chance of being able to stick its neck out, and it indeed has. Sanjay Dutt and Ajay Devgn have committed fan-followers who are gaga over their action forte and after their metamorphosis as comedy stars they have indeed hit pay dirt manifest from the success of ALL THE BEST.
In the season of strife, comedy is indeed going to be the balm and ALL THE BEST has proved the same. A factor that has to be kept in mind is that with the rise in the cost of tickets the audience had to be choosy, and it has chosen comedy. After all, from the times the element of mistaken identities became a subject of comedy with AANKEHN being the reference point, it always has hit bulls' eye. For Bipasha Basu as well, ALL THE BEST is a clear pointer to the fact that she could carve her niche as a successful comedy star, as it is one slot in the female category that goes begging to this date.
Comedy with a mixture of oomph is a deadly combination and Bipasha is an emerging as an epitome further consolidating her forte in this area. Another factor that has weighed in favor of ALL THE BEST is that though it is a comedy it has consciously avoided treading into the area of vulgarity, and therefore has emerged as a clean family entertainer, a niche in which the combination of Ajay Devgn and Rohit Shetty are slowly consolidating their niche.
ALL THE BEST also marks returns of Johnny Lever as a comedian of eminence once again and this time around he has not depended on his vocal prowess to do the comedy, but has relied on his other senses to do the comedy and indeed has given a new lease of life to his career.
ALL THE BEST is indeed going to bring about a good closing to the current year of Bollywood.