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Anand Raj Anand, Sukhwinder Singh and Nitin Raikwar
Suniel Shetty, Jhonny Lever, Anupama Verma, Kim Sharma, Masumi and Mahesh Manjrekar.
By Subhash K. Jha, IANS
Railway minister Lalu Prasad who makes an appearance at the beginning and the end of the film should sue the makers of the film for defamation.
To have your name associated with such bilgy burlesque is to bring your stock down irreversibly.
In fact, Cape Town, where the film is shot, too should collectively sue, for being used as a prop in this perverse parody!
In "Padmashree Laloo Prasad Yadav", the characters run around in vacant circles hunting for a handful of diamonds, causing one to wonder if the filmmakers too were running around looking for a script.
To say "Padmashree..." is insufferable, is to state the obvious.
The film is in fact exasperating in all its vulgar overtures and Manjrekar is especially offensive with his flatulent jokes and repeated scatological humour.
Manjrekar who plays a shrieking, stripping, farting lawyer is also seen dubbing for numerous incidental characters, including a chauffeur to a man who dies later. Lucky man!
It's sad to see even the otherwise-dignified Suniel Shetty making homosexual passes at Johnny Lever and making funny faces into the camera in the vain hope of raising a few laughs.
In fact, the entire cast can be seen indulging in what can at best be only described as roadside banter. The dialogues try hard to be funny, but end up sounding like jokes invented by a bored Class V student.
What could have possibly prompted Manjrekar who once made two meaningful films "Vaastav" and "Astitva" and also directed the very watchable and very funny Govinda-flick "Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rahta Hai", to emerge with a comedy as funny as molar surgery?
Guess, it's high time for him to take a long leave from the film business.