Sunday, January 5, 2014

Mr. Joe B. Carvalho


Cast: Arshad Warsi, Soha Ali Khan, Jaaved Jaafrey, Vijay Raaz
Genre: Comedy
Direction: Samir Tewari
Production: Bholaram Malviya & Shital Malviya
Distribution: B.R. Entertainment
Story: Mahesh Ramchandani
Screenplay: Mahesh Ramchandani
Cinematographer: Aseem Bajaj
Music: Amartya Rahut
Editing: Dharmendra Sharma
Language: Hindi
Duration: 2 hours 10 minutes
Release Date: 3rd January, 2014
Rating : 1/5 (Poor)

Mr. Joe. B. Carvalho is the name of the titular character essayed by Arshad Warsi, a crazy detective. The film is actually about जो भी करवालोwith actors of caliber. Samir Tewari probably wanted to make a clean comedy but his efforts turn out to be mindless.   

Joe, in his quest for a truly challenging case (given to him by a rich man Khurana- Shakti Kapoor) that can bring in money and fame, he accidently gets entangled in a series of events that is enough to drive him, and the audience nuts. Joe himself is clueless where he is heading and happens to be at the ‘wrong place’ at ‘right time’. His ex-flame and now a Inspector Shantipriya Phadnis (Soha Ali Khan) does some dabbang scenes. Lollypop-sucking Carlos (Jaaved Jaafrey) has sported quirky looks every time he comes on screen. M.K. (Vijay Raaz) is always on a trail.  Other characters are fireworks trader Virani (Ranjeet), a shooter Malik (Babul Supriyo), Joe’s Mom (Himani Shivpuri), Commissioner Pandey (Manoj Joshi), Neena (Karishma Kotak), General Kopa Bhalerao Kabana (Snehal Dhabi), a cameo appearance by Kunal Khemu.

Arshad Warsi is definitely able to bring some brightness into audience face with his effortless comic timings, but he is not able to create wonders due to loosely knit script. It is so disheartening to see Jaaved Jaafrey wasting his talents in doing roles like Carlos. Music fails to impress. The film is shot at Mumbai, Goa and Bangalore.

You can completely give a miss to this movie.