The brighter moments of Housefull 3 are owed to Akshay Kumar and to some extent to Jackie Shroff….. the rest it’s all pure silliness….A review by CRB Tech
In London there is a rich Gujrati , Batuk Patel (Boman Irani), doesn’t want to marry off his three daughters because of the curse of unsuccessful marriages running in his extended family. Hell breaks lose when he learns that all his assumed cultured daughters , Ganga(Jacqueline Feernandes), Jamuna(Nargis Fakhri) and Saraswati (Lisa Haydon ). They each have a boyfriend ;a car racer called Teddy (Ritesh Deshmukh), a rapper called Bunty (Abhishek Bachchan) and a footballer called Sandy i.e. Akshay Kumar.
The boys do manage to get an entry into the girls’ mansion by playing blind, mute and crippled. The confusion gets confounded when this roles has to get interchanged. The blind has to turn mute, the mute has to act cripple and the one playing crippled has to act blind. All for the sake of the Indian Don, Urja Nagare (Jackie Shroff) to whom Batuk owes a sum of Rs 5000 crores.
Here CRB Tech reviews about the film, whether the situations and gags are funny or silly.
If you are logic oriented cinema lover, who emphasis on good storyline and plot, Housefull 3 is not for you. If you are tired of being practical and somewhat realistic, need some brief change….Housefull 3 can help you to some extent. No one would go looking for logic in the Housefull franchisee but inspired madness and pure silliness is definitely worth demanding.
What you get are three silly, giggly girls who attempt to bring the house down by some idiotic, literal translations of English words to Hindi.
So calm (kaam in Hindi) down becomes ‘naukri neeche’, hang out is ‘latakte hain’.
The phrase, apple of the eye is turned into ‘aankh ka seb’; kick the ass is gadhe ki laat; chill pill is thandi wali dawa and bygones is kaamwali gayi.
Then there is Teddy who keeps mixing words because of the consistent slip of tongue. So wife becomes tawaif (courtesan), virodh (dissent) becomes nirodh (condom) and jawab (answer) becomes julaab (laxative); we are all meant to laugh at this juvenile attempt at comedy that even a kid will find babyish.
There was immense comic possibility, of the Andaz Apna Apna kind, in the wax statues climax but the film just fails to be zany enough.
Housefull3, doesn’t know where it wants to stand on issues. No wonder after cracking many jokes at the physically challenged its attempt to redeem itself in the end seems half baked and forced.
In lineage with the Housefull series, they maintained their legacy of cracking sexist and racist jokes. Initially Indians and the blacks are seen at the same end of the racial slurs yet you have the Gujju empire of Batook Patel populated entirely by black maids with distasteful references made to their wombs.
It’s Askhay Kumar who gets the maximum play as the football player suffering from dissociative identity disorder. The split personality has a patriotic reason. It’s all an aggression that results from the depression he feels as an Indian on being mistreated by the Westerners.
Abhishek Bachchan has a natural love for comedy but here he is put down to the extent of becoming mundane.
It’s left to Jackie Shroff , gun in hand and blade hidden inside his mouth, who displays more charm than the rest of the cast together. Wish there was more of him!
Director: Sajid Farhad
Cast : Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan, Riteish Deshmukh, Nargis Fakhri, Lisa Haydon, Jacqueline Fernandez, Boman Irani, Jackie Shroff
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