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Movie Review : De Dana Dan

 De Dana Dan
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Starring :
 Pritam Chakraborty and RDB
 Sayeed Quadri, Irshad Kaamil, Sameer, Ashish Pandit
 Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Sunil Shetty, Paresh Rawal, Neha Dhupia, Sameera Reddy and Archana Puran Singh

De Dana Dan Movie Review

November 27, 2009 2:28:56 PM IST
By Martin D'Souza, Bollywood Trade News Network
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Priyadarshan is in roaring form. After a jerky start, he goes full throttle to amuse, tickle and literally get you to have a blast in DE DANA DAN shot entirely in Singapore. There's nothing Einsteinique in the script and the plot revolves around a kidnapping gone wrong and a case of mistaken identities. The kidnappers, Suniel Shetty and Akshay Kumar need the money to start life anew with their respective girlfriends, Sameera Reddy and Katrina Kaif. Even the dog in his memsaab's house is better looked after than he. So Akshay, who is saddled with a job as driver-cum- man Friday of Archana Puran Singh, is at his wits ends trying to please her. He is stuck for life at this job because his father, who died suddenly, had taken a loan to pay for his education. He now has to work to repay the loan his father had taken.

Paresh Rawal is a conman who borrows money from one, to return to another. Chasing him is a cop. Tinnu Anand is against his daughter's relationship with Akshay, while Sameera's dad is conned into getting her married to Paresh's son. There's also Shakti Kapoor, who is on a marrying spree; Neha Dhupia, who is his latest fancy and Johnny Lever, Rajpal Yadav and Asrani plot together to up the laugh quotient.

The comedy is purely situational and there are several such situations that have you in splits. In one scene, Rajpal Yadav who plays a waiter, is shown tasting the alcohol in the glasses and topping it by eating a few snacks before giving it to a guest. A riot. Another has Johnny Lever piling up people on a bed after snuffing them out with Chloroform. Hilarious.

The end scene is purely original. So much water has never been used even in the Titanic!

Don't ask for any logic or reasoning. The situations are purely coincidental guaranteed to give you a laugh. If the film does well in the first week, Priyadarshan should consider chopping off a good 20 minutes! 

Rating - 2.5/5

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