Housefull 4 Movie Review: A Forced Comedy With A No Brainer Script
The Housefull franchise is back in action with its fourth installment, Housefull 4. The movie was initially under the negative limelight and controversies for having their initial director Sajid Khan being accused under the Me Too Movement. The director had worked on more than half of the film and when he was called off from the Housefull 4 Team, the director Farhad Samji was brought on board who helmed the film and wrote it's dialogues. Sajid Nadiadwala takes over the film's production for the consistent fourth time.
The film's story revolves around the concept of reincarnation of the actors and their lovebirds who are set apart from each other in a massacre at a royal wedding that took place in 1419, 600 years ago in their previous birth. The context of the previous birth was established in Sitamgarh and the actors meet each other once again in 2019 at London during their rebirth. The way the characters get visions from their previous birth while experiencing dejavu is the focal point of the entire film. The plot of the film has a historic background attached to it in the first half giving it an appeal of an epic. Post the interval, the climax and conclusion of the film gets very predictive.
The film has a star cast ensemble of Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Bobby Deol, Kriti Sanon, Kriti Kharbanda and Pooja Hegde who are seen playing double characters. Akshay Kumar is seen playing the character of Rajkumar Baldev Singh and Harry, the main protagonist of the film who suffers with memory loss in his character as Harry. His character Bala which is been loved by all the fans is a good for nothing prince. Riteish Deshmukh plays the roles of Bangru Maharaj and Roy. Bangru as a Katthak teacher who is going through gender identity crisis nailed the role of an effeminate teacher. Bobby Deol is seen in action as Dharamputra, the warrior who is the saviour of the actresses. As Max, Bobby Deol plays the role of a saviour once again to his brother Harry, as people take an undue advantage of Harry due to his memory loss.
Kriti Sanon plays the double role of Rajkumari Madhu and Kriti who is seen as a fierce and bold lady in both the characters. Kriti Kharbanda plays the role of Rajkumari Meena and Neha who is seen as a happy go lucky girl. Whereas Pooja Hegde plays the double role of Rajkumari Meena and Pooja who is a very soft girl in both the roles.
The actors got most of the screen space due to which, we couldn't explore more about the actresses. As a debutant, Pooja Hegde as a long way to go. The direction and screenplay of the film could have been more crisp, as there was unnecessary focus on certain plot points which were not even required one of the m being the pigeons. Farhad Samji has done a shoddy job with the dialogues of the film, which makes them very lame. Proper attention has not been paid to the dialogues, as most of them were very illogical. The comedy derived through the dialogues has been very forceful and the comedy quality is very massy in appeal.
Talking about the film's location, the audiences get the visual tour of London as well as the royal palaces of Sitamgarh in India. The palaces represent utter royalty and a palatial look to themselves making them the ideal vacation destination. The songs are very peppy to the ears and the song Bala : Shaitan Ka Saala' has been a huge rage among the audiences ensuring that its hookstep has become a popular Challenge.
The film will definitely will be a Diwali Dhamaka, an entertainer for which you need to keep your brains at home and have a hearty laugh over the film. Taking all these points into consideration, I will give it a rating of 2.5 out of 5 Stars.
Release Date : -
Producer : Sajid Nadiadwala
Director : Sajid Khan
Genre : Comedy , Romance