Sunday, June 5, 2016

Short Review of Housefull 3

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Cast: Akshay Kumar (Sandy / Sundi), Abhishek Bachchan (Bunty), Riteish Deshmukh (Teddy), Jacqeline Fernandez (Ganga ‘Gracy’ Patel), Lisa Hayden (Jamuna ‘Jenny’ Patel), Nargis Fakhri (Sarswati ‘Sarah’ Patel), Boman Irani (Batook Patel), Jackie Shroff (Urja Nagre), Chunkey Pandey, Samir Kochchar
Directed by: Sajid - Farhad
Produced by: Sajid Nadiadwala
Production Company: Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment
Story: K Subhash
Dialogues by: Sajid-Farhad
Screenplay by: Sajid-Farhad, Additional Screenplay – Rajan Agarwal
Music by: Sohail Sen, Mika, Sharib-Toshi, Tanishk Bagchi, Milind Gaba
Cinematography: Voikas Sivaraman
Edited by: Steven Bernard
Distributed by: Eros International
Release date: 3rd June, 2016
Language: Hindi
Duration: 2 hours 14 minutes

Housefull 3, by Sajid-Farhad, is the third sequel of Housefull series. It is not that I don’t have sense of humour, but comedy genre has never impressed me. Probably I am yet to watch a good film from this genre. Housefull 3 also fails to generate any laughter. I wish, I could laugh, but the film is full of mindless humour. People who love comedy genre have also mentioned that the prequels were much better. I may not sound passionate at all while sharing my review about this film. I am sure, there is tremendous scope in our film industry to come up with genuine comedy flicks.

The film begins with a robbery scene followed by the police officers arresting three thieves (Samir Kochchar and two others). Then the frames move to a NRI businessman Batook Patel (Boman Irani) settled in London, who proudly says that he loves his all the three daughters Ganga, Jamuna, Saraswati (Jacqueline, Lisa, Nargis respectively) and would never married them off. The logic behind his saying so is astrological; he is being conveyed that he would die the moment a son-in-law steps in their house, or a son-in-law looks at him or a son-in-law utters to him. Ganga, Jamuna and Sarswati try to find their own solutions for the same by asking their respective boy-friends Sandy / Sundi (Akshay Kumar) to act as a person confined to wheel chair, Teddy (Riteish Deshmukh) to act as a blind person and Bunty (Abhishek Bachchan) to act as a mute person. All three come to meet Batook Patel, ask his daughters’ hands and end up staying in their house. It doesn’t need mention that the boys were eying the property of the girls. Rest of the film revolves around the situations generated to safeguard themselves from Batook’s eyes and also to win him over.

Jacky shroff plays the role of a gangster Urja Nagre. What is the connection between him and Batook. Who are the three thieves shown in the beginning of the film? Whether Sandy, Teddy, Bunty are able to marry their love interests? How many of the people are claiming Batook’s property? How does Batook handle his girls’ love interests? Does he yield to them? How does the real picture come into play? What chaos is created as the film unfold?

I really have a problem with the script of the film. Is it required to make a mockery of the handicap / disability to generate sense of laughter? The song ‘Taang Uthake’ and choreography is aweful. Girls’ dialogues translate the English phrases literally into Hindi, gets repetitive and lacks humour.

As far as the cast and crew is concerned, indeed Akshay, Riteish and Abhishek are good with the comic timings. I liked Riteish of the three. Girls don’t have much to do. Music is average.


Watch Housefull 3 at your own risk. I don’t recommend this film, but if you just want to watch and forget a film, please go and watch this film, which has just a few scenes of laughter.  

Rating : 0.5 / 5 (Below Average)