Director: David Dhawan
DONT KNOT DISTRUB HINDI MOVIE REVIEWSTORY AND MOVIE ANALYSIS:After disturbing and disrupting several Hollywood and South Indian films over the past two decades, David Dhawan seems to have discovered that there’s enough to be duplicated from his own bank of slapsticks. So the characterizations of Govinda and Sushmita Sen are directly derived from Kyunki Main Jhooth Nahi Bolta . The source material is obtained from Sushmita’s solo claim-to-fame Biwi No.1 with the basic plot of a married man falling in love with another girl. Just this time Sushmita is upgraded to playing a Gharwali while Lara Dutta is cast as the Baharwali. One Kunwara Riteish Deshmukh is hired by Govinda to pose as baharwali’s boyfriend so that gharwali doesn’t doubt him. Enter baharwali’s ex-love Sohail Khan who is undergoing anger management lessons analogous to Salman Khan in Mujhse Shaadi Karogi . Gradually the commotion in this comedy-of-errors (rather erroneous comedy) gives a déjà vu effect of Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya . So disinterested are you in this disturbance that when a dead detective (Ranvir Shorey) keeps drifting throughout the second half, you indifferently end up saying Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron . The writers are undeterred by the fact that Lara Dutta almost did the same deadpan drama in Masti and the adulterous plot almost played on similar lines in No Entry . The characters don’t speak but scream, don’t act but emphasize on antics and the director seems to take the term slapstick somewhat literally, sticking to a slap in every alternate scene. Forget credible characterizations, even character names are as ridiculous as Diesel, Gobar, Nunnu or Bantu. There are baseless tributary take-offs on Deewaar that do not amuse at all. As much boring and bland each gag is, the director has the audacity to repeat them for a second and third time. And when Dhawan realizes that the screenplay cannot be stretched any further, all conflicts are conveniently resolved in split-seconds through emotional outbursts. One would have even endured this agony had the film ended there. But it continues for some more moments to show a rotund and repulsive Sushmita Sen and an abrupt and absurd end. It pains to see the comic genius of the trio of Govinda, Riteish Deshmukh and Ranvir Shorey to be criminally wasted in a shoddy script. As attractive as Lara Dutta maybe in the film, she acts horribly. Sushmita Sen seems to be conned in an extended special appearance. Sohail Khan isn’t funny. Despite his histrionic hamming, Rajpal Yadav induces some residue laughs. ‘Fun lies behind closed doors’ reads the tagline of the film. One would rather close doors to such farcical fun. It’s time directors STOP taking the viewer for granted. Take the cue from the title. Do not bother to disturb yourself for this deafening drama.