Film Review: Housefull 3
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Riteish D, Abhishek Bachchan, Jackie Shroff, Boman Irani, Jacqueline Fernandez, Nargis Fakhri, Lisa Hayden and Chunky Pandey
Producer: Sajid Nadiadwala
Rating: Three stars
A franchise is a recent phenomenon, recently catching up in the Hindi film industry for the past years and this time, director duo Sajid-Farhad takes the no-brainer, slap stick comedy Housefull 3 to another level by making it bigger and grander this time. The latest offering from Nadiadwala Grandson, Housefull 3 has more names to the likes of Abhishek Bachchan, Jackie Shroff, Lisa Hayden and Nargis Fakhri to make it merry. On spot: Housefull 3 is a hilarious mad caper and offers entertainment in full package where you will laugh your lungs out.
The director duo Sajid-Farhan takes the franchise to another level this time with top notch performances where Akshay Kumar leads the pack making it a laughing riot. It all started in 2008 with the mad mad first outing but, however, Housefull 2 fell flat on the face only to be redeemed this time with this latest outing. Housefull 3 offers wholesome entertainment directed at the Indian masses who are lapping the film in full throttle. There is no logic or reasoning in comedy and why should it be. The idea is to entertain the audience and kick their funny bones. That’s what a kick ass comedy is all about. The one-liners are terrific.
There is no story line in Housefull but what makes it work for the audience is the dialogues provoking peals of laughter which is the core strength of the movie. The King of Comedy, Akshay Kumar’ comic timing is simply sensational and the actor is effortless in delivering his punch lines as Sandy and Soondy, the split personas. Abhishek Bachchan does a repeat of his Bol Bachchan act and is hilarious as the rapper. The scene where the cardboard poster of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan falls and he mouths, Yeh personal ho gaya, is simply too good. He shines as the rapper, belching Maa Behen and dancing to the tune. Riteish Deshmukh holds on to his own forte and adds to the laughter package. He is simply ecstatic goofing up his Hindi, calling Jenna as Genelia, making it closer to home. Boman Irani is at his natural best as Batook Patel and introduces his three Sanskari daughters, Ganga, Jamuna and Saraswati and the background music is borrowed from the old Bachchan 90’s starrer, Ganga Jamuna Saraswati. Jackie Shroff is endearing, stylish and comfortable playing the don. Chunky Pandey as Aakhri Paasta is fun and the actor wears the comedy cloak effortlessly.
The one liners are epic, be it Bahar latak te hai ,for ‘lets hang out’, Thandi wali dawa khalo, for ‘take a chill pill’, kamwali gayi, kamwali gayi referring to ‘let bygones be bygones’.
On the flip side, the three leading ladies Jacqueline Fernandez, Lisa Hayden and Nargis Fakhri are glamorous and do just that. Comedy also means acting and the female leads are expressionless, to say the least, and just cannot act. Chunky Pandey as Aakhri Paasta has few scenes and should have given more screen presence to up the laugh quotient. Moreover, the movie halts at a sluggish pace in the second half and can’t keep the momentum created before the climax.
The songs are peppy and catchy, be it Pyar ki Maa or Tang Uthake that one can hums doing work out. On the whole, Housefull 3 is wacky and will provide you with 2 h 30 mins entertainment to makes your worries disappear. Chuck out rationale and enjoy Housefull 3 which does that, makes your brain dance and jig to harmless tune to the heart’s contentment.