If the only thing that actually stays with you (unfortunately) is a climax which is actually one of the biggest letdowns ever in last few years of movie making at the least, you know that something is really wrong with a film. Really, even in 'Welcome' and 'Singh Is Kinng', one had complained of a shaky climax sequences. However, the one in 'No Problem' takes the cake.
It isn't as if climax is the only issue here. The entire second half of the film is jerky where one gets the feeling that the narrative is just going on and on. But first let's talk about the beginning of the film. First 20 odd minutes are spent into character introduction which belongs to the world of 80s and just about manages to hold your interest. However, things start picking up after it is established that Sanjay Dutt & Akshaye Khanna are small time crooks, Paresh Rawal is an harassed banker and Anil Kapoor is a 'zero' cop. In between all of them is Suniel Shetty who crosses everyone's path in search of diamonds.
With a film which is more about characters and less about stories, one doesn't mind taking a journey as per the wish of the director. However, what you want in this journey are ton loads of laughs that can keep the interest level alive. Though the film is not a laugh riot by any means, there are still a few scenes that bring on some smiles. In fact most of these scenes are the ones where Paresh Rawal leads the show though to credit of Anil Kapoor, he too manages to catch audience's attention.
There are intermittent problems though. Sushmita Sen's split personality sounds good to begin with but becomes repetitive at one stage while Kangna's love story with Akshaye is so 90s. Unfortunately, there is not much movement in the second half with the entire race for diamonds just turning out to be never ending. In the middle of all of this, there is Vijay Raaz who hams to the hilt, hence only ending up annoying rather than impressing. Also, his entire track appears to be totally forced into the narrative.
And then there is this unpardonable climax which perhaps was so embarrassing even for producer Anil Kapoor himself. He is hardly seen for a few shots in this extended sequence where each and every character in the film comes under one roof. Well, literally! As for what happens to the diamonds, then well you have to see it to believe, what with all the gorillas and a bunch of fishes around.
While the background score of the film is just about okay and trapped in early 90s, the song that manages to impress most is 'Mast Punjabi' which has been picturised well too. Amongst the actors, Paresh Rawal and Anil Kapoor come tops with Sanjay Dutt and Suniel Shetty being just about okay. Akshaye Khanna may well want to forget that he was a part of the film and so would Kangna Ranaut. Sushmita Sen doesn't quite go the full steam while Neetu Chandra (in a special appearance) has limited screen presence. However, she exudes oomph whenever she appears on screen.
'No Problem' is not a terrible movie. It does have moments that act as stress reliever as well. However, it isn't the kind that makes one add it to the 'go for it' list and recommend to friends either. Reason being that it is a film that fails to stay with you even for a couple of hours after it has ended.