Housefull 3 Movie Review: Funny, But Not Funny Enough
However, though the first two parts were super-successful because of their whacky characters and funny dialogues, Housefull 3 comes across only as funny in parts and overdone in others.
Set in London, Housefull 3 is about Batuk Patel (Boman Irani), who has three daughters Ganga (Jacqueline Fernandez), Jamuna (Lisa Haydon) and Saraswati (Nargis Fakhri), who pretend to be 'sanskari' but are wild lasses in love with Sandy (Akshay Kumar), Teddy (Riteish Deshmukh) and Bunty (Abhishek Bachchan) respectively.
However, due to certain circumstances, Batuk doesn't want his daughters to get married and in order to circumvent a prediction by an astrologer, Sandy, a footballer with a multiple personality disorder pretends to be a paraplegic, Teddy, a car racer, pretends to be blind and Bunty, a rapper, pretends to be mute.
How this leads to a comedy of errors, which is further compounded by the arrival of Urja Nagre (Jackie Shroff), a former underworld don with a personal interest in the future of the three young women, forms the rest of the plot.
The three male leads have had the time of their lives shooting this film, from what we can see, but it is Akshay Kumar, who walks away with all the applause. The Khiladi is a natural at comedy and unleashes his whacky side with much aplomb while Riteish Deshmukh, who can usually be counted on for a few laughs, disappoints us. Same goes for Abhishek Bachchan, who struggles to evoke guffaws, barring in a scene or two.
The three women bring nothing but glamour and beauty to the table and have got some of the worst lines in the film. Boman, with his bad wig and a heavy Gujju accent, can surely do better, we are sure while Jackie is still the cool dude after all these decades. Chunkey Pandey reprises his role as Aakhri Pasta and gets on our nerves with his acting.
At the outset, let us inform that the film is one of those 'leave your brains at home' comedies and if you decide to not take it seriously, you might even end up having a few laughs, because some of the gags are really quite funny, while others seem to have been lifted from WhatsApp forwards.
If mindless comedies make your day, do go for this one, but don't have any great expectations...
Release Date : 03 June 2016
Genre : Comedy