Ganesh Acharya is no doubt a man with immense talent. For people who have heard of his growth in the business of entertainment over the years know very much that Mr.Acharya has come up against all odds. With his very first film 'Swami' as a director, you were eagerly awaiting his next.
Well, it has arrived in the form of 'Money Hai Toh Hai'.
The film has six characters: Bobby [Govinda] is a happy go lucky guy, who wants to prove himself. Lalabhai [Manoj Bajpayee] is back on the road as his business fails and he loses all his money. Gaurav [Aftab Shivdasani], a copywriter, is fired from his job. Manik [Upen Patel] is a struggling model who sleeps with a middle-aged fashion designer [Archana Puransingh], hoping to make it big. Ashima [Hansika] is a successful TV star, but she's not happy with her career and is desperate to do films as the lead heroine. Shruti [Celina Jaitley] is a struggling dress designer who wants to design for the common man.
One fine day, they all get an SMS informing them that they are the owners of a 1,000 crore company. However, their happiness does not last long for the lawyer reveals that there's a loan of 1,200 crore on the company and they must repay it and until the loan is repaid, they would be kept under house arrest.
From 'Swami' to 'Money Hai Toh Honey Hai', what's with Ganesh Acharya? His previous flick had stuck to its roots that's the storytelling. But here, where's the storytelling? It is crass.
Looks like Ganesh just picked up a few friends from the business and did them a favour by claiming to cast them in a big multi-starrer. The plot has nothing much and the execution is such a bore. The movie seems like a culmination of concepts of brand names be it the 'Idea Cellular' or reference to lame jokes with names such as 'Tata Sky'.
The movie just keeps dragging from one character to another in an attempt to sound funny. Finally, post interval the characters get together and if you are hoping things get better, you've got it wrong.
There is an overload of irrelevant songs with some good choreography. Looks like Ganesh promised every actor his share of 'naach-gaana' be it Upen Patel or Hansikka.
Govinda loves eating all the lime light. No problem. Just that it would be better provided he sticks to his age . Govinda seems to have learnt a lot from good friend Salman Khan so much so that he apes him completely with this flick. What's with Govinda's styling? The actor just goes bla bla , boring you.
Upen Patel is just annoying and does nothing beyond flexing his muscles. Aftab is just a cut paste from his recent flicks. Celina Jaitley tries her hand at being serious with her vision in her character but fails. Manoj Bajpayee does some lame stuff and is totally underused. Kim Sharma , RaviKissan- not required.
Prem Chopra bores. Archana Puram Singh is sleazy. Hansikka does a fare job and comes across as a chirpy bubbly character. She does her bit well.
Forget all those dance moves and forget this flick. It's a big disappointment. Wonder how producers like Kumar Mangat sanction such flicks?
Rating : *