Incredibly, the second comedy this week evokes far more laughter amusement and diversion than PHIR HERA PHERI, which meandered in search of mirth.
Mirth is evenly balanced with some keenly insinuated social statement in the prolific Priyadarshan's latest work of wacky witticism. The first half is delightfully liberated of melodrama. The comic communication among Paresh Rawal, Rajpal Yadav and Shahid Kapur (with Om Puri often joining in with the tittering trio) is so steep and yet streamlined, you begin to wonder if this isn't the best interactive laughathon you've seen in a while.
As is characteristic of Priyadarshan's cinema the canvas is glutted with characters who speak non-stop and sometimes provide us with irrelevant information. The screenplay is clogged with characters both comic and serious and sometimes serio-comic. Shahid balances the two facets with admirable equanimity. In his performance he brings both virility and vulnerability. His gentle romance in the large Gujarati business household with the mute beauty Kareena needed more accentuation, less haste and more gentle persuasion.
Priyadarshan uses the spacious Gujarati household teeming with ethnic women running around with plates of sweets, to spotlight the satirical aspect of the plot. The gags are often goofy. For example the wedding planner who wants to see Kareena married so he could take his wedding tent back, is a character Mira Nair would want in the sequel to Monsoon Wedding.