If you are searching for a perfect anti-dote to the enormous mental stress caused by the monstrous bomb blasts, then go check out 'Golmaal - Fun Unlimited'. This Rohit Shetty directed Laughathon shall keep you in splits with some innovative comic lines written by the flavor-of-the-season Neeraj Vohra. Ajay Devgan, Arshad Warsi, Sharman Joshi and Tushshar Kapoor have a great time while Rimi Sen does little, except looking pretty. As far as is its fate at the Box Office is concerned, then the producers are surely going to laugh all the way to the bank. It's a Hit. Undoubtedly!
Director Rohit Shetty doesn't pretend that he is making some great cinema. He wants his audience to have as much fun as his team has had while filming. And it sparklingly shows. The camaraderie between the boys-to-men is a quadrupling delight. Laxman (Sharman Joshi) is an 'intelligent' student who is not-allowed-to-pass by his mischievous band of friends Gopal (Ajay), Madhav (Arshad) and mute Lucky (Tushshar). Reason! If Laxman passes out of the college, their sin-nest (His hostel room) also goes out of their hands. Once thrown out of college bag-n-baggage, the naughty foursome finds refuge in the bungalow of a blind couple (Paresh Rawal and Sushmita Mukherjee) as their grandson.
A cat mouse game unfolds as Laxman's body and Gopal's voice makes for Sameer (The grandson from US). Each time the blinded Dadaji comes amidst them, hilarious situations arise. Like when Dadaji hits Lucky with his stick, Gopal passes it off as a mattress. Enter Nirali (Rimi Sen) with a bath towel and the oogling desperados now have time, place and 'resources' to fall in love. Their individual efforts at winning the lady's heart, fail, resulting in rib tickling comic scenes. Apart from their amorous interests, there is a quest for hidden treasure in the old couple's house. For, there is also a gangster in this story by the name of Babli who has his own story to tell.
'Golmaal-Fun Unlimited' is a 'paisa vasool' film that is worth the ticket money and you don't mind splurging on Rs 35 Chilled Iced Tea either to add to the fun quotient. Ajay Devgan gets into an unfamiliar territory after 'Ishq' where Aamir Khan walked away with all the funny lines. Here he is in top form. The scenes where he apes the blind Dadaji is first rate and the people love it. His daring 'Phool Aur Kaante' stunt of riding two bikes at the same time deserves a salute of forty whistles. Wish he puts on some weight as he looks anorexic at times. That's the only problem one can find with him.
I would rate Arshad Warsi's Madhav as second only to Munnabhai's 'Circuit'. He seemed to have had a blast while re-playing the old Dadi ji. Even his attempts at ensnaring Nirali's attention are handsomely cute. Sharman Joshi is a stunning actor and his comic timing is spot on. As the sexy girl Dicky he plays his part with aplomb and his reactions to Gopal's one liners are fantastic. It was a bit of a setback to see Tushshar playing the mute character. But I must say he has his moments, especially when he is spouting a few local expletives and no one can clearly point out as to what exactly he said. As I had said in the beginning, Rimi has nothing much to do. It is the same old story as 'Deewane Hue Paagal' where the men were after her. She was the mainstay there but here she is more of a decorative piece that shakes a leg to some uninspired songs and simpers coquettishly. A fine actor like Paresh Rawal is another drawback as he doesn't have too much to do in 'Golmaal'. He comes into his own only in the black and white flashback number 'Aage Peeche' where he flays the tree branch like the Dilip Kumar of 1940s.
Music by Vishal-Shekhar is uninspired. Except for the track 'Golmaal' stylishly sung by Shaan and KK, there's nothing much to write about. The dialogues by Neeraj Vohra is first rate. There