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What The Fish Movie Review: Dimple Kapadia Starrer Is Worth A Watch

 What The Fish
Director :  Gurmmeet Singh
Music :  Sandeep Chatterjee, Amartya Rahut, Indraneel Hariharan, Dhruv Dhalla
Lyrics :  Puneet Krishna, Manoj Yadav, Rajesh Chawla and Tejpal Singh Rawat
Starring :  Sheeba Shabnam, Dimple Kapadia, Manu Rishi Chadha, Manjot Singh and Anand Tiwari

December 13, 2013 11:53:25 AM IST
By Martin D'Souza, Glamsham Editorial
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What The Fish, Gurmeet Singh? You had a cracker of a first half, which you prolonged in the second. Too many character introductions in the latter part of the movie, especially the boxing angle, knocked the sense of what you had so sensibly put up.

For the first time in the year, there was genuine laughter from the audience; it was more for the indigenous way you presented it than for the actual comedy. The scenes were craftily built up on a plot that is a riot.

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Dimple Kapadia is off on a holiday to visit her son staying somewhere abroad. She requests her sister's daughter to take care of her house in her absence. Her niece in-turn has her boyfriend helping her out. Now this boyfriend is such a gem of a guy that he never says no to anyone; he is always willing to help. That he makes a mess of things is another matter altogether.

Dimple is this finicky, fast talking, 'suspicious of every character', 'control freak' kind of a woman. She hates the boyfriend at first sight and leaves him with instructions about her bathroom, mattress under the bed, her fish in the tank and the money plant. Everything has to be perfect in her absence and she makes it a point to tell one thing a thousand times. Her Fish and money plant has to be especially cared for.

Holiday set, she moves out and the boyfriend moves in to take care. That is when all hell breaks loose as the door keys, along with the instructions handed over by Dimple, pass on from one person to the other until the house is a mess and the fish in the tank goes through lack of oxygen, an overdose of Viagra as well as excess Fish food! Superb. Even the inter-lapping of scenes between then and now is cleverly woven, with the exception of one scene coming on and on.

You take a break in the anticipation of some more crackling stuff to follow. But Alas, that is when Gurmeet loses control. It is like watching Chris Gayle suddenly go into a shell after beginning his innings with a flurry of fours and sixes and some huge hits out of the stadium.

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However, even if it is only for the first half, this movie is worth a watch. The passing of the keys as well as 'Gopi' played by newcomer Deepti Pujari and the antecedents of Manu Rishi Chadha is hilarious. He first hunts and when he succeeds, loses interests. The way Manu sets up his 'date' with Gopi [in the dead of night] in the absence of her boyfriend is delivered cleverly.

You will love Dimple's energetic annoyance, the boyfriend's 'easy going attitude', Anand Tiwari's (who plays the unfortunate boyfriend on a work trip) frustration, as well as Deepti's delivery of her 'off-center' role.

No Fish or plants were harmed during the making of this film. This disclaimer before the start sets you for the funnier things to follow.

 Rating : 
3/ 5 stars
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