August 9, 2010 01:15:12 PM IST Abid, Bollywood Trade News Network
When it first released in the year 2006, not many had given a comedy directed by Rohit Shetty, featuring action star Ajay Devgan much of a chance. What compounded the matter was the slow start and so the film was dismissed. But what a turnaround! The film showed great legs and netted close to 27-28 crores and it turned out to be Ajay's major hit as a comedy star.
We are obviously referring to GOLMAAL. What followed was GOLMAAL RETURNS in 2008 and the multi-starrer turned out to be an even bigger hit and Ajay had arrived as a comedy star.
Some may wonder why we are not mentioning the team's last laugh riot, ALL THE BEST. Well, even though the similarities were obvious, the makers never tried to sell it off as a GOLMAAL franchise and moreover it was not a major success unlike the other two; GOLMAAL and GOLMAAL RETURNS.
As is known this Diwali will see the release of GOLMAAL 3 and the know alls of film business predict another success for the Ajay-Shetty team. They even say that GOLMAAL is now a brand name and so the audience will naturally look forward to some pure wholesome entertainment from the film as in the past.
Well, here's wishing a third triumph for the GOLMAAL team!