EROS INTERNATIONAL, Rs 299
Cast: Boman Irani, Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan, Ritesh Deshmukh, Jacqueline Fernandes, Lisa Haydon, Nargis Fakhri, Jackie Shroff, Chunky Pandey
When it’s a Bollywood comedy, expect some hilarious moments and some crazy dialogues, not forgetting a storyline that is hard to believe, especially if we talk about Housefull 3. Writer-director duo Farhad-Sajid bring on a few puns to the dialogue which is easy digestible. Taking the movie to another level is Khiladi boy Akshay Kumar who gives a fantastic performance.
London millionaire Batuk Patel (Boman Irani) is living in a beautiful house with his three daughters lovingly named after the rivers in India, Ganga (Jacqueline Fernandes), Jamuna (Lisa Haydon) and Saraswati (Nargis Fakhri). He is so attached to them that he wants them by his side so that no evil spell will be cast on them. He believes that bad luck and death come calling each time a woman in the family gets married. The young ladies love the high life of London city and already have boyfriends. But they can’t bring boyfriends home to their father as he is totally against any relationship. The young ladies conspire with their respective boyfriends to overcome this obstacle. One afternoon, as planned, Ganga, Jamuna and Saraswati bring their boyfriends home to meet their dad. Sandy (Akshay Kumar), who has a split personality, becoming the violent Sundi each time someone utters the word ‘Indian’. He pretends he’s crippled from waist down, while Teddy (Ritesh Deshmukh) plays blind and Bunty (Abhishek Bachchan) plays dumb. Batuk has a field day with the three eligibles and creates some weird plots to find out if they really are in fact what they appear to be.
The jokes sober down after about an hour, by which time Urja Nagre (Jackie Shroff) shows up in London, playing a former underworld crime lord who has just been released from an Indian prison and who has a connection with Batuk and the girls. Don’t miss the scene in the wax museum with Bachchan falling for Aishwarya Rai’s wax statue and the Michael Jackson drop.
Songs like Pyar Ki, Taang Uthake, Malamaal and Fake Ishq are hummable at the very first listen and are good connection to an enjoyable film. The film is sure to make you laugh and keep you entertained for a full two hours.