GOLMAAL RETURNS with a bang. There's no Rimi Sen and Sharman Joshi but there's Kareena Kapoor, Amrita Arora and Shreyas Talpade whose acts along with Ajay Devgan, Tusshar Kapoor and Arshad Warsi bring the house down. Director Rohit Shetty makes sure there's plenty of goof up on screen to spice up this Diwali.
From beginning to the end, save for a few lax moments, the film races on. Tusshar Kapoor as Lucky is a complete riot. He has the audience in splits with his class dumb act. An extremely lovable character. Ajay Devgan (Gopal) as the husband always caught on the wrong foot for doing the right things by his wife whose mind works overtime is superb. Kareena Kapoor (Ekta) shines as the wife whose passion is watching saas bahu serials on television and forever doubting her husband. Shreyas Talpade (Laxman Prasad Apte) as the man who has a solution for every problem connects well with the cast and Arshad Warsi as the bumbling ACP Madhav is energetic. Amrita Arora surprises with her performance keeping in tune with Kareena and the rest of the cast when action demands. No one goes over board and no one tries to steal the scene from another. The actors have a complete blast.
The movie begins with the title track that immediately sets the tempo of things to follow and when the scene follows with Sharat Saxena (the boss of a fishing exports company) mixing his idioms, you know Rohit is headed in the right direction. From there, the rest if the cast combine brilliantly to bring on a super comedy, which is sure to have you in splits.
The movie revolves around Ekta's many doubts which put Gopal in a quandary. Add to it a murder on the night Gopal failed to return home because he was with another woman. The situation is ripe for some bizarre scenes. Thankfully, Rohit never once goes over the top with his comedy.
The scene where Lucky and Anjana Sukhani (Daisy) woo each other with Gopal and Laxman trying to distract them is a delight. Ditto when Lucky tries, on numerous occasions to tell of a situation in his limited ways (actions and sound). No great script but the treatment makes up for the lack of it.
An out and out entertainer, sure to light up the festive season.