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12-10-2010, 11:40 PM #1
No Problem Review – Fultoo Problem Hai
Written & Directed by: Anees Bazmee
Produced by: Anil Kapoor,Rajat Rawail
Cinematography: Bobby Singh
Editing: Prashant Singh Rathore
Cast: Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Akshaye Khanna, Paresh Rawal, Shakti Kapoor, Sushmita Sen, Kangana Ranaut, Ranjeet, Mukesh Tiwari, Suresh Menon, Neetu Chandra, Vijay Raaz
Anees Bazmee who’s delivered hits like No Entry, Welcome and Singh is Kinng in the recent past puts together a massive star cast and has come up with his latest offering No Problem. With so many actors in the mix, one would expect a star studded hungama. The previous hits of Anees Bazmee belonged to the Comedy genre and he sticks to his previous formula once again in the new film. So, is it any better than his previous works?
Plot: The movie set in South Africa opens with Suniel Shetty and his henchmen robbing the minister of his diamonds. The robbery is in fact a conspiracy of the minister who promises to pay Suniel Shetty his share. Paresh Rawal is the owner of a bank in a small village in South Africa who is saved from gorillas by Sanjay Dutt and Akshaye Khanna. So, he takes them two to his house to lodge them for a night. The next day, the two rob the bank and flee for which, Paresh Rawal is accused. So now, he sets off to Durban (he finds about the two with the bag they leave behind)in hunt for these two thieves, Akshaye and Sanjay. Enters Anil Kapoor, who is a cop in the Durban Police trying to catch Suniel Shetty and put him behind bars for stealing the diamonds. The rest of the story is about recovering the diamonds with a whole lot of the usual Bollywood masala.
Direction: The script is loosely based on the lines of the English film SNATCH. Bazmee who has also written the dialogues and co-written the screenplay of the film fails in delivering a coherent story. Anees Bazmee who’s strongest asset is delivering comedy in his movies fails miserably in his latest attempt. The film which is supposed to tickle the funny bone leaves one wondering about the slapstick situations used to create humor.
Anees Bazmee has always been fascinated with the films from down South. We get to see the same in a couple of scenes (from the Telugu movies Athadu and Super) which he has directly lifted.
Music: The music by Pritam is totally below average. There is a lot of Punjabi mix in the songs. Songs actually are just speed breakers in this so-so affair. Shakira features in one of the songs as well but, ironically goes completely unnoticed.
Cinematography, Editing and Sets have nothing much to boast about. The animatronics sequence in the climax using gorillas is a complete waste.
Performances: Anees Bazmee just did not know how to use such a huge star cast. All the actors including the experienced ones like Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Akshaye Khanna, Suniel Shetty, Shakti kapoor and Paresh Rawal are wasted in their roles. Anil Kapoor as such should have never agreed to play the kind of role he’s been offered (leave alone producing the film). Others like Mukesh Tiwari, Ranjeet, Suresh Menon have no substantial roles to perform. One can seriously laugh about Sushmita Sen’s split personality which after a point of time only gets irritating. Kangana Ranaut is only a mere come and go. Neetu Chandra has nothing to offer. Vijay Raaz plays a cameo which is a complete waste for such a talented actor.
The film is a complete no-no if you are planning to have a funny weekend. Sorry! Bazmee saab, is baar aapne hasaye nahin balki rulaye....being a human...