Friday, 15th July 11:05 AM IST
funny jokes, hilarious ghost angle, couple of good songs, all three lead heroes are superb
Static screenplay at times, poor performances by all actresses, tacky sets
Watch it for comic 'ghost' track
Indra Kumar directed some hit films i.e. 'Dil', 'Beta', 'Raja' and 'Ishq' in 90's. But after string of flops ('Mann', 'Aashiq') he chose adult comedy genre with huge success. Now he is back with 3rd installment of hit 'Masti' series.
Saru, full name Saraswati, is an obedient daddy’s girl. Inder is a broody, massively-tattooed loner. And ‘Sanam Teri Kasam’ , not to be confused with the ’82 film of the same name, is a manual of how Not to make a contemporary romantic film.
Picture this: a heavy-handed father who thunders, flinging out instructions on how wife and daughters ought to behave. Falling in love with an unsuitable boy, ‘aiyyo rama’. Acting on your own will, ‘parmeshwara’. Doing what your heart tells you to, ‘aaj se thum mere liye marr gayi’.
Which leaves Saru (Mawra Hocane) to smile, simper, weep. Hesitate. Propitiate. And to look at her stony-faced father (Chowdhary, trying very hard to be a credible South Indian patriarch and failing) who’d rather conduct a wake than understand his daughter’s desires, and wait for his ‘permission’ before she can take a step forward. (Read: Ghayal Once Again, Sanam Teri Kasam to clash at box-office today)
Inder (Harshwardhan Rane, armed with impressive bod, limited expression), who has daddy issues of his own, scowls and growls. The deep hurt caused by his dad is revealed much too late, and much too cursorily. The rest is filled by these two unlikely characters—Inder and Saru—developing feelings, over a brain tumour, impending tragedy, and more tears.
The story of the film revolves around the three friends i.e. Amar Saxena (Riteish Deshmukh), Meet Mehra (Vivek Oberoi) and Prem Chawla (Aftab Shivdasani). Three friends get married in title song with Pooja (Sapna Bose), Rekha (Misthi) and Shraddha Das (Nisha) respectively. On expected lines, all three husbands have problem of lack of sex in their lives due to mother in law or brother in law or sister in law. So these guys decide to go a village for some action as well sell one old house which will solve financial problems too. But their adventure goes for toss when the encounter a 'sexy' ghost Raagini (Urvashi Rautela). Raagini is waiting to lose her virginity for decades and now she tries her best to achieve that through either of these guys.
Film has intetesting plot. Film remains in adult comedy mode with forced but enjoyable songs. Film never loses interest and delivers laughs.
Performance wise, Riteish and Vivek are top notch. Aftab is good but all female leads from Misthi to Pooja to Urvashi are pathetic.
Film has decent editing. Background music is cliche. Cinematography is perfect, production design is tacky and costumes are apt. Music is strong point of film with couple of good songs.
Director Indra Kumar delivers an entertaining film. It has more imprints of 1st part than 2nd film. Film has fewer adult jokes but it's more entertaining.
Film will release today and it will get poor reviews from urban critics but it will get good opening as it has buzz plus it has franchise advantage. Though it has 'Sultan' at box office to compete with. Film will find it tough to make same kind of impact as 2nd part.
Go for this one if you want some naughty entertainment!