After No ENTRY, WELCOME and SINGH is KINNG, director Anees Bazmee continues his streak of slapstick comedies with NO PROBLEM. Just like Anees' earlier films, NO PROBLEM boasts of a huge star cast. Most of the actors in NO PROBLEM like Suniel Shetty, Sanjay Dutt, Anil Kapoor and Paresh Rawal have tickled our funny bones in copious past movies.
NO PROBLEM traces the story of two small time goons, Yash Ambani (Sanjay Dutt) and Raj Ambani (Akshaye Khanna). Raj wants to start afresh by leaving the crime world but Yash is determined not to let him do so as he commits one crime or the other. Zandulal (Paresh Rawal) plays the bank manager, who is falsely accused as being Yash-Raj's accomplice. Marcos (Suniel Shetty) is an international don whose moll Sophie (Neetu Chandra) does nothing else but perennially flaunts her cleavage. Arjun (Anil Kapoor) is an incompetent cop and his schizophrenic wife Kajal (Sushmita Sen) wants to kill him at least once in a day. Sanjana (Kangna Ranaut) is Kajal's younger sister who plays Raj's love interest. All the characters are in the hunt of stolen diamonds worth trillions.
Although the film is titled NO PROBLEM, here are the problems we have with it:
Problem no. 1: It's madness sans method. Wafer thin and banal plot of characters running behind diamonds.
Problem no. 2: In the entire film there are only about three to four moments that genuinely make you laugh. You end up laughing on the ridiculous narrative otherwise.
Problem no. 3: You know it's a big problem when gorillas shoot with guns and say 'No Problem' when thanked.
Problem no. 4: Innumerable full length songs add to the trauma. Editing is pathetic with frequent continuity lapses. Foreign locales don't add merit.
Problem no.5: The tumultuous climax with several characters and gorillas is unappealing. Haven't we seen such endings so many times in the past?
The performances are a mixed bag. Anil Kapoor is passable. Sanjay Dutt impresses with his impeccable comic timing. Akshaye Khanna is too loud. He makes you cringe when dressed as a woman. Paresh Rawal is decent but we've seen him in several similar roles in the past. Kangana Ranaut is awful. Suniel Shetty is okay while Sushmita Sen hams. Neetu Chandra doesn't have much to do apart from showing her skin.
NO PROBLEM is full of problems. This 'problem' has 'no' solution.