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Deewane Hue Pagal Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Saturday, November 26, 2005 • Hindi ]
Deewane Hue Pagal Review
Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, Shahid Kapoor, Rimmi Sen, Om Puri, Paresh Rawal
Vikram Bhatt
Firoz Nadiadwala
Anu Malik

Akshay Kumar is one actor who is creating a big market for himself by playing diverse roles over the last 3-4 years. If he was marvelous in comic flicks like 'Mujhse Shaadi Karogi' and 'Garam Masala', then watch out for 'Deewane Huye Paagal' where he simply rocks. Needless to say, DHP is one movie that not even a single Akshay Kumar fan would want to miss as it is he who carries the movie on his shoulders from beginning till the end - LITERALLY. And this is what that makes DHP a highly enjoyable fare!

Director Vikram Bhatt had his last hit 3 years back when he came up with 'Awara Paagal Deewana'. After five flops [Footpath, Inteha, Aetbaar, Elaan, Jurm], he is on his way for his long awaited hit with the APD team of Akshay Kumar, Suneil Shetty, Paresh Rawal, Johney Lever and Om Puri.

Story line of the movie is very simple. In fact simple to an extent that you don't really realize any story throughout the proceedings that are primarily made of some out rightly hilarious and witty moments. It won't be an understatement to say that it is the gags that come one after another that make DHP a highly enjoyable fare.

Karan [Shahid Kapoor] is a young college boy with braces who is silently in love with his college mate Tanya [Rimmi Sen], an upcoming singer and dancer. There is no time wasted in showing any unwanted college moments or romance as Tanya witnesses the murder of a scientist [Om Puri] and flees to Dubai to save her life. Things unfold pretty quickly as three years pass by with Karan turning into a handsome man from being a gawky teenager.

He still hasn't forgotten Tanya and with help of his friend and mentor [Johney Lever] arranges for a street-smart guy Rocky [Akshay Kumar] to search for Tanya. Once in Dubai, Rocky and his 'assistant' [Vijay Raaz] take no time in getting to know the whereabouts of Tanya who now lives as Natasha with her aunt and a mentally imbalanced man Tommy [Paresh Rawal] whom she had accidentally hit with her car. While Tommy is in love with her, she has a protective friend in the form of Sanju [Suneil Shetty], a handicapped man who walks with the help of crutches. Sanju too loves Tanya and if this wasn't enough, there is a blind man [Asrani] on the street opposite her house who keeps hitting her every now and then. In all this mayhem, even Rocky can't help himself falling for her. Meanwhile Karan reaches Dubai and finds Tanya in love with Rocky!

While everyone tries to outdo the other, there is more fun in the store as the scientist's brother [Om Puri, in a double role] reaches Dubai with his son [Suresh Menon] and his goons to get the secret code of a secret formula that was left by his brother with Tanya. And guess what; even Suresh Menon is in love with her from the college days.

Karan, Rocky, Tommy, Sanju along with Asrani and Suresh Menon. Six men after one woman. And if this is not all, there is an ex-lover of Tanya too! What follows next is anyone's guess! A hilarious outing that keeps you in splits from end to end.

Vikram Bhatt excels yet again in presenting a comic caper that doesn't allow you to take a break for a single moment. Yes, most of the scenes are loud [they are meant to be in a movie belonging to this genre]. But the good part is that none of them are repetitive with audience looking forward to the next sequence to follow. There is not a single comic scene that one can point out as the mainstay of the enterprise as each of them have been equally treated with a consistent flow throughout. The common factor in each of the scenes is Akshay Kumar who simply eats up anyone on the frame. He is loud, he is unmannered and yet he is immensely likeable. A role that is bound to get him a nomination for all the popular awards.

Sunil Shetty underplays his character in the first half but as soon as his

Rating: 0 / 5.0

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