Thursday, December 13, 2007

‘Dhol’, an uninspiring slapstick comedy

Film: “Dhol”; Cast: Tusshar Kapoor, Sharman Joshi, Kunal Khemu, Rajpal Yadav, Tanushree Dutta, Om Puri, Arbaaz Khan; Director: Priyadarshan

Priyadarshan used to be one of my favourite filmmakers… until he decided to turn into a funny man and churn out comedies at the speed of a roadside golgappa wallah serving up golgappas.

Over-spiced, utterly impure in intent and thoroughly suspect in execution, Priyadarshan’s comedies have gone from worse in “Malamaal Weekly” to worst in Bhagam Bhaag”. And his latest ‘all boys-no brains’ comedy is unpalatable.

Losers are a barrel full of laughs in Priyan’s cinematic vision. Yeah, Akshay Kumar and Suniel Shetty were a laugh riot in “Hera Pheri”. But the boys who followed the farce have gone to seed in rapid succession.

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