Trailer Watch: 'Golmaal Again'
‘Logic nahin… Sirf tragic’. That’s not really what the tagline for the fourth offering in the Golmaal series is, but it ought to have been. After Rohit Shetty laid an expensive egg with the torturous Dilwale, he's back in his comfort zone with Ajay Devgn, mindless gags, exploding cars, and essentially, more drivel. I must admit I loved the first Golmaal and quite enjoyed the second one, but the third really scraped the barrel to evoke laughs, and the latest instalment in this un-ending franchise, quite frankly, seems to be going further down the latter route. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against mindless comedies, but when they verge on borderline offensive in a desperate bid to evoke laughs, you question where the sensibilities of our films are heading.
Of course, at the box office, it will reap a harvest, never a bad thing for the flagging fortunes of the industry and for the film’s lead heroine Parineeti Chopra, who’s in dire need of box office success to stay afloat, but what she or for that matter, acting czarina Tabu saw in the film’s script is beyond me.
Exactly one dialogue in the trailer made me chuckle… the one about the ‘father figure’ but the rest of it mostly left me frozen, apart from a few stray sparks from Talpade and Johnny Lever. I am of course always open to being proven wrong, and who knows, with the names behind this that may well happen especially because Arshad Warsi has always delivered when it comes to his comic timing. But we’ll have to wait until the festive season to get a feel for where Shetty has gone with the franchise, which in all honesty, should have ceased to exist and been buried at least five years ago.
Golmaal Again stars Ajay Devgn, Shreyas Talpade, Parineeti Chopra, Kunal Khemu, Tusshar Kapoor, Arshad Warsi, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Johnny Lever and Tabu and hits the marquee this Diwali.
Are you looking forward to the film?