Tuesday, January 27, 2009

GOLMAAL RETURNS - Bollywood smash-hit farce

Rohit Shetty's follow-up to his phenominally successful 2006 film GOLMAAL (loosely translated as "crazy stuff") sees Bollywood A-lister Kareena Kapoor join Arshad Warsi and Ajay Devgan and much of the old cast. The film is an old-fashioned screwball comedy in which innocent mix-ups lead to wives suspecting husbands of philandering; people pretend to be other people; and generally rather juvenile but harmless comedy.

Production values are high and I'm sure the target demographic was rolling in the aisles with laughter. I find this sort of artificially high-pitched domestic farce hard to take even when done well. I also don't particularly like the kind of quasi-Happy House sound-track that music director Pritam churns out for the wannabe MTV dance numbers.

GOLMAAL RETURNS was a huge hit on Diwali 2008 and is now available on DVD.

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