Friday, 3rd June 11:05 AM IST
Akshay Kumar is saving grace of the film, Riteish Deshmukh is decent, well shot, huge sets
clueless direction, screenplay is inconsistent, bore jokes, Abhishek Bachchan is super bad, Jacqueline, Nargis and Lisa sleepwalk, pathetic songs
Watch it for some really lame jokes
Sajid - Farhad has written some big hits for Rohit Shetty and then made horrible debut with 'Its Entertainment' as director. Now he is replacing Sajid Khan in 3rd installment of 'Housefull' franchise.
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.
Film tells with a doting father Batook Patel, played by Boman Irani, who doesn’t want his three daughters (Jacqueline, Lisa and Nargis) to get married unless they find suitable grooms. The daughters fall in love with the three leads of the film (Akshay, Riteish and Abhishek), but Patel doesn’t like them. Now, he starts conspiring to avoid the impending weddings.
Film has very routine boring plot as film relies only on gags. At times film went in over the top mode with very old school treatment. Film does not hold any interest after a point as all jokes start falling flat.
Performance wise, Akshay Kumar solely lifts this film with his impeccable comic timing. Riteish Deshmukh is decent but Abhishek Bachchan is simply poor. All three leading ladies are pathetic and so is the music.
Film has average editing. Background music is cliche and loud. Cinematography is good, production design is apt and costumes fit the bill. Songs are irritating.
Director Sajid - Farhad has delivered yet again a weak film which not only has poor music but lame jokes. Film never holds the audience and there is no funny situation as everything looks forced.
Film will release today and it will get poor reviews but it should get huge opening as its a solo release and big franchise advantage. Film has to score 120 cr at box office in order to break even and that seems certain at the moment but then poor word of mouth can do any sort of damage.
Go for this one only for Akshay Kumar!