Dr B K Modi, Anil Kapoor, Rajat Rawail.
Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Suniel Shetty, Akshaye Khanna, Sushmita Sen, Kangana
Ranaut, Paresh Rawal.
A comedy is generally woven around a simple theme loaded with gags, punches and
funny situations. These gags, punches and rejoinders are then assigned to an assembly
of talented actors known to have a funny streak. The theme here is corny enough;
for lack of imagination it is the oft tried hunt for stolen diamonds coupled with
two petty conmen on the run after looting a local village bank.
film starts off as an action thriller with Suniel Shetty and his goons robbing
a diamond bourse. When it comes to adding gags, repartees and farcical scenes,
again it starts off well enough. However, when it comes to casting, the film falters.
Dutt and Akshaye Khanna are petty thieves; Akshaye wants to turn a new leaf while
Sanjay is always ready with a new criminal plan. As a habit, Sanjay Dutt loots
Paresh Rawals newly formed bank on its inauguration day and, along with
Akshaye Khanna, is on the run with Paresh Rawal on their trail that catches up
with them eventually after a few funny encounters.
repay his bank money, the three decide to steal from a minister with whom the
diamonds stolen by Suniel Shetty have landed. The action shifts to a city (Durban
in this case), which seems to have only one police inspector, a bumbling, goofing,
far so good; however, the gags and fun dry up as the film progresses. And, what
you see here is nothing that you have not seen before. In fact, you may have seen
most of these gags before and enjoyed them but what taper them down in No Problem
is its actors.
cast is a liability to a comedy entertainer where, except Paresh Rawal, though
the others may have acted in a comedy film or two, none is known to carry such
a film on his own; they just dont have it in them. And, in this case, where
the writing does not support them, they are totally at sea. Less said about the
female actors the better; as after first time, Sushmita Sens gimmick of
split personality wears off and Kangana Ranaut is around too, dont know
Anees Bazmee catches up with the law of averages coming up with a sub standard
fare this time. Writers give up after a few good scenes. Music is a relief not
because it is good but only because it breaks the monotony of humourless comedy!
The film is set in South Africa with an all Indian star cast as if South Africa
was a satellite town of a metropolis like Navi Mumbai to Mumbai or Noida to Delhi.
It just does not jell.
Problem seems to count on its roaster rather than content; it comes a cropper.
Baaja Baaraat: Many things in one film
Anushka Sharma, Ranveer Singh.
Baaja Baaraat is many things in one film: a love story, rags to riches story
and a coming of age story.
problem is the boy and the girl meet in typical Delhi style. A good for nothing
boy, Ranveer Singh, completes his graduation and has no intentions of joining
his familys sugar farming business and has all the bad intentions for this
girl, Anushka Sharma; while the girl is a balanced and wise student who aspires
to be a wedding planner. There is no wooing of the girl and there are no villains
which in turn takes away the very essentials from this love story.
gatecrasher at a wedding as an assistant to a video cameraman, Ranveer Singh spots
a wedding planners assistant, Anushka. For him she is just another girl
he wants to score with.
learning that she plans to be an independent wedding planner, he offers to be
her partner if only to avoid going back to his farming family. Soon, both graduate
from nukkad-gully weddings to high profile ones. After the success of their first
such high profile wedding assignment, the celebrations lead to both ending up
going beyond the barrier of friendship and partnership. While Anushka does it
because she is giving in to love, for Ranveer, she realises, it was just a one
off thing, a kaand, as he calls it.
rags to riches are usually a sure shot formula, here the theme gets lost in the
muddle that follows. Both fall apart, but are brought together through a contrived
twist. The third angle in the girls life is a cell phone number called Chetan.
That is when our hero realizes that his life was empty without Anushka. As is
the routine, when someone else wants your girl, you want her more than him! All
these happenings in the second half are childish in conception and exactly so
in execution and the film loses whatever little ground it had gained during pre-interval
woes for Band Baaja Baaraat start with its no face face value;
Anushka Sharma is getting better with each film but has yet to register herself
as a draw. Ranveer Singh is expressionless. The pair fails to create chemistry.
There are no known faces in the supporting cast.
a thin story line and predictable screenplay, there is little the director can
do except execute his job copybook style. Music is purely ring tone variety and
all the efforts of the choreographer do little to elevate it. Dialogue in brash
Delhi twang is unappealing.
said, Band Baaja Baaraat is a very mediocre film in all respects with nothing
of merit to draw the audience.