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Shaadi No.1 Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Wednesday, November 2, 2005 • Hindi ]
Shaadi No.1 Review
Banner:
Puja Films
Cast:
Sanjay Dutt, Fardeen Khan, Zayed Khan, Sharman Joshi, Ayesha Takia, Soha Khan, Koena Mitra,Esha Deol, Riya Sen
Direction:
David Dhawan
Production:
Vashu Bhagnani
Music:
Anu Malik

OK, so Shaadi No. 1 could put a full stop to all the infidelity/extra marital threesomes that we have been witnessing since 'Masti' followed by 'No Entry'. Agreed that its just the germ of 'grass-greener-on-the-other-side' syndrome that is prevalent in 'Shaadi No. 1' with the screenplay being different but still this time around the funny bone isn't really tickled great deal. There are occasional laughs and chuckles but at number of places they just fall flat. And sad, but the truth is that Sanjay Dutt's act just doesn't lift the movie. In fact at places it makes you wonder why didn't the makers of 'Shaadi No. 1' try attempting something different than this. Net result - 'Shaadi No. 1' turns out to be the case of too much too soon for the viewers.

When the opening credits roll, the story is clear that 'Shaadi No. 1' is set to be another no-brainer flick. And you in fact love the feeling as you have come prepared for exactly the same from this Vashu Bhagnani-David Dhawan comic flick. The movie begins with an attempted suicide by Raj [Fardeen Khan], Veer [Zayed Khan] and Aryan [Sharman Joshi] who are frustrated since neither do they have a great job in the day nor do they have a great night lives with their respective wives Bhavna [Ayesha Takia], Diya [Esha Deol] and Sonia [Soha Ali Khan]. Reason being that while Bhavna believes in 'pooja-paath-mannat' 30 days a month, Diya is an upcoming actor who hardly has any time for home. Meanwhile Sonia is a lawyer who spends much of her time preparing for her case. To top it all, there are also an admiring Pandit [Menon], director [Rajpal Yadav] and lawyer [Ali Asgar] in the lives of three of them.

While our three men are unable to commit suicide, they end up saving the life of businessman Kothari [Satish Shah] who is facing heavy losses due to strings of unsuccessful business ventures. They offer Kothari some advise to save his business who offers them a job in his company in return. They continue to be depressed and frustrated until Kothari gives them another offer that they cannot refuse. He wants his 'phoren-returned' daughters Dimple [Sophie Chowdhary], Madhuri [Riya Sen] and Rekha [Aarti Chabbaria] to be brought on a right path so that they choose the men he selects for them. Plan is for Raj, Veer and Aryan to 'patao' them and later ditch them so that the gals realize the value of arranged marriage! Though the men are initially reluctant to grab the offer as they wanna be loyal to their wives, the greed of better pay package force them to take the plunge.

Kothari arranges for the six of them to meet on a "foreign location" and soon the girls fall for the charms of the three boys. Even Raj, Veer and Aryan are happy now as they get a chance to bit the forbidden fruit. Not able to believe their luck, now they want the best of everything. Solution? They decide to convince their wives to allow them to marry twice!!!!!!!!!

Excited about their plan they return back to India only to find the thorn in their flesh - 'Lukhwinder Singh Lukha' a.k.a 'Lucky bhaiiya' [Sanjay Dutt], who turns out to be a distant brother of their wives. From here begins a hide and seek game between the Lucky and the trio of Raj, Veer and Aryan. While Lucky is all out to expose the deeds of his 'jijus' to his sisters, Raj, Veer and Aryan need to keep the wives and girlfriends away from each other. This cat and mouse game continues for another hour or so before it reaches its conclusion that is highly reminiscent of 'No Entry'!

In the beginning things still go a bit smooth with the introduction of the characters and especially the escapades of the three men and the girlfriends. The way they go around `pataofying' them does make you smile and even laugh a bit. There is a good dose of skin show also in the first half that should keep men happy. One believes that things would bright

Rating: 0 / 5.0

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