Great Grand Masti Movie Review: Neither Great Nor Grand
Way back in 2004, Indra Kumar, known for making hit films like Dil and Beta, had brought together Vivek Oberoi, Aftab Shivdasani and Riteish Deshmukh to make a comedy called Masti, which was about three married men looking to have some fun outside their marriages. Though the film was a decent entertainer, its sequel Grand Masti was positively sleazy and the third film in the series (Great Grand Masti) is downright asinine, confirming our fears that the franchise is going from bad to worse with every film.
This time too, Meet (Vivek), Prem (Aftab) and Amar (Ritiesh) are having issues with their marriage because of relatives of their spouses and the three men decide to go to a place called Doodhwadi to help Amar sell off his ancestral 'haveli' and also have some fun on the way. However, on landing up at the haveli, the randy trio discovers that it is haunted by the skimpily-clad ghost of princess Ragini (Urvashi Rautela), who died a virgin and is now on the hunt for a man to remedy the situation.
How the three men deal with the horny ghost forms the rest of the plot.
Out of the three actors, Vivek has hammed like nobody's business and it is tough to believe that this same actor made his debut as Chandu Nagre in Company. Aftab and Riteish managed to make us guffaw at times with their antics, but just that is not enough to salvage the film. Urvashi Rautela seems inspired by Vivek's penchant for hamming and does so with joyous gusto. Sanjay Mishra, who plays Antakshari Baba, is possibly the only saving grace in the film while veteran actress Usha Nadkarni gets on your nerves with her screechy voice. The three actresses who play the wives of the three protagonists are not even worth remembering.
As for the film, the makers seem to have taken every silly idea that they couldn't insert in the prequels and have hammered them into this film. There is a sultry maid whose name is 'Shiney', a gigolo named 'Babu Rangeela- character ka dheela, a ghost who only wears skimpy clothes and lyrics like 'I wanna tera Ishq'. This is not to say that the film has absolutely nothing to offer. Barring a few gags which do evoke chuckles, the rest of the film is so bad that you might find yourself laughing at it and not in a good way.
In a nutshell, Great Grand Masti is the kind of film you sit down to watch with your friends after a couple of drinks just to indulge your intoxicated silliness.
Release Date : 15 July 2016
Director : Indra Kumar
Genre : Comedy