Film : Thank You(Hindi) Cast & Crew :Akshay Kumar,Bobby Deol,Suniel Shetty,Irfan Khan,Sonam Kapoor,Celina Jaitley,Rimi Sen
Music :Pritam Chakraborty Cinematography :Ravi Yadav
Editing : Steven H. Bernard
Director : Anees Bazmee
Producer :Ronnie Screwvala,Twinkle Khanna
Story :Anees Bazmee
Distributed by :UTV Motion Pictures,Hari Om Productions
Release date : April 8, 2011
Watched Theater: PVR Cinemas, Hyd.
Running time : 140 minutes
Budget :Indian Rupee 58 crore
Akshay Kumar New Hindi Film Thank You Movie Review:
Bollywood seems to be undergoing times of rehashing. While some filmmakers are remaking films, some are plainly encashing songs of yesteryears to create some hype around their film. Anees Bazmee’s latest release Thank You has it all. The film is not only lifted in bits and pieces from Anees’s previous films like No Entry or No Problem but also has resemblance to films on infidelity like Biwi No.1, Masti, Shaadi No 1 etc. Moreover, Anees also packs in an item number featuring Mallika Sherawat and has a remixed cult number Pyar Do Pyar Lo. Now it only remains to see whether all this works in the film’s favour or not.
Well Coming into Story, Thank You is a film about three lecherous husbands Raj (Bobby Deol), Vikram (Irrfan Khan) and Yogi (Suneil Shetty), big womanizers who openly cheat on their wives played by Sonam Kapoor, Rimi Sen and Celina Jaitly respectively. Of them all Sanjana (Sonam) loves Raj too much but starts doubting him and deploys a detective agent Kishan (Akshay Kumar) to prove this. How he works towards proving Raj guilty and in the process exposes Vikram and Yogi too follows through rest of the plot.
Akshay Kumar is fantastic in the role of an extra-marital counselor. His comic timing, as always, is hard to match. His performance is sure to be loved by the masses. Irrfan is known for his superb comic timing and he leaves an indelible impression yet again, shining in the best moments of the enterprise. In fact, even when the going gets tough [second half], it is Irrfan who keeps you glued to the screen thanks to the art of delivering funny, corny and cheesy lines with a straight face. Suniel Shetty contributes to some wonderful moments, while Bobby Deol looks out of place. Sonam Kapoor seems ill at ease. Also, her makeup is just not right. She looks glamorous at times, but there are times when her pale looks are hard to ignore. Celina Jaitley gets limited scope. Why does her character disappear in the second half? Rimi Sen is the best of the lot. Her sequences with Irrfan are truly funny. Mallika Sherawat sizzles in the ‘Razia’ track. Vidya Balan is wasted in a cameo. Mukesh Tiwari, Rakhi Vijan and Ranjeet get no scope. Smita Jaykar is fair.
Technical and Other Departments:
Like Bazmee’s last endeavor NO PROBLEM, THANK YOU also suffers due to weak writing [screenplay: Bazmee, Rajiv Kaul, Ikram Akhtar, Nisar Akhtar and Rajan Agarwal], especially in its post-interval portions. What compounds the problem is that while the on-screen characters try too hard to make you laugh, you just don’t react. The jokes are bland and the situations the three husbands land up in are far from funny. By the time the story reaches its conclusion, the viewer is already exhausted. Pritam’s musical score is strictly okay. ‘Pyaar Do Pyaar Lo’ and ‘Razia’ are fair compositions, but the songs in the second half are of fast-forward variety. Ravi Yadav’s cinematography captures the breath-taking locales of Canada very well. The film wears a glossy and grandiose look all through. Sandeep Shirodkar’s background score is appropriate at times, but jarring at places as well. Story writer and director Anees Bazmee fails to bring any novelty in the story and this time around lacks in direction too.
On the whole, THANK YOU has a thoroughly entertaining first hour, besides Akshay-Irrfan’s funny acts as its aces, but the weak writing in its post-interval portions throws a spanner in the works. What could’ve been an honest take on dishonesty fails to leave a mark eventually. After WELCOME and SINGH IS KINNG, one expected Bazmee and Akshay to get it right for the third time, but THANK YOU foils the chances of a hat-trick. Thumbs Down!
Over all, Thank You is a feeble attempt at comedy. It may not get to welcome many people at the box-office