Housefull 4U; Action, Comedy, FantasyDirector: Farhad SamjiCast: Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Bobby Deol, Kriti Sanon, Kriti Kharbanda, Pooja Hegde, Johny Lever, Jamie Lever, Sharad Kelkar, Rana Daggubati, Chunky PandeyRating: Rating
I don’t know how much of Housefull 4 has been directed by Sajid Khan and how much by Farhad Samji, I do know they both have failed miserably in making.
We won’t talk about the plot as the trailer and the promos have given away what the film is about.
Every film based on reincarnation bases its narrative on love, subterfuge, rebirth and revenge.
Housefull 4 ticks all the boxes, there’s absolutely no novelty or imagination at display.
If Heyy Babyy had a diaper flying in slow motion towards Akshay Kumar’s face and the disgust that followed, Housefull 4 has multiple montages of the actor’s face covered with a sty, until you begin to squirm with disgust and discomfort.
This is a monstrosity of the highest order.
The leading man delivers what is his most unforgiving performance in recent times.
His ode to the nation via his nationalistic and patriotic films is far from great, but this attempt to veer into the space of comedy again is nothing less.
What is Johny Levers role in film?
The makers borrow Johny Lever’s gag from the Golmaal Films and give it to Kumar, but it’s neither sharply performed nor cleverly exploited, only infused to amplify the film’s
Kumar was in good form when the last Housefull came out, this time, it seems he has forgotten the art of timing, has his patriotism rusted his comedic avatar?
There’s nothing that works, not even Deshmukh and Lever’s effeminacy, or Chunky Panday’s Akhri Pasta, a character which has already exhausted its lunacy long back.
The ladies, as it has always been the case with this franchise, continue to be ornamental and romance their philandering and promiscuous men.
And they cannot be blamed, it’s the Housefull franchise, after all, releasing on Diwali and starring a star whose current record suggests he’s on the road to infallibility.
I wasn’t expecting anything great as that would have been a sin in itself, all I aspired for is a good time.
But given the fate of Bollywood over the last few years, particularly during the Diwali period, I erred more than the entire team of this reincarnation comedy. One, Son Of Sardaar, Krrish 3, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Thugs Of Hindostan, and now Housefull 4.