Great Grand Masti (2016) Review
One thing clear! Bollywood is still far away from making a truly lol sex comedy. We ‘ve had films like ‘Kya Kool Hai Hum’ and ‘Mastizaade’ this year vying to tickle your funny bone as well as libido at the same time but none of them hit the bullseye. Sadly, director Indra Kumar’s Great Grand Masti – the third installment in the ‘Masti’ franchise – doesn’t break any new ground!! [ Read: Sultan Film Review by Sumeet Nadkarni]
The problem is not with its concept of Great Grand Masti. Mixing elements of horror and sex with comedy had potential for a truly satisfying movie outing. At least, the unintentional horror comedy formula which Ramsay brothers mastered in the 80’s (They are even referenced here with a character named Ramsay who narrates a bhootiya back story) could have been explored with advance technology. But when a film relies solely on the cleavage of its leading lady (Urvashi Rautela), however hot and sexy she may be, the end result is far from satisfactory. [ Read: The Virgins – Short Film Review
Urvashi plays a seductive ghost haunting a ‘Purani Haveli’ which would make Ramsays proud. She is called Ragini SMS. SMS stands for simple magar sexy!!! Our three sex deprived masti seeking guys (Riteish Deshmukh – Vivek Oberoi – Aftab Shivdasani) arrive there with intention to get laid with gaon ki gori’s of the nearby Doodhwadi. Unfortunately, the trio catch the lusty eyes of Ragini who holds them captive in her palace until they satisfy her insatiable carnal needs.
The story is flimsy and most of the jokes – crude and vulgar – are randomly embedded in the narrative. Infact, the first hour is crammed with ridiculously cringe worthy situations. Like a kaam wali bai (Sonali Raut, wasted) who becomes a sex fantasy of the masti trio. She even gets a random song of her own where the three despos ogle at her wet gyrations while she washes a car. Uggh!!!
Worse, otherwise talented actors are brought in guest appearances only to take hamming to a new level in Great Grand Masti. Shreyas Talpade pops up as a gigolo called Babu Rangeela. Dressed like a cowboy, he mentions his organ is as committed as Salman Khan in ‘Wanted’ (2009). Really??!!!! Sanjay Mishra plays Antakshri Baba who speaks lyrics of memorable hindi songs. He gets on your nerves. [ Read: Udta Punjab  – Movie Review]
More on the flip-side, the production values of Great Grand Masti resemble a bad Ekta Kapoor soap (By the way, she is the co-producer). Multiple music directors working on the soundtrack cannot come up with one good song. The tacky special effects look from a bygone era.
To top that, there is absolutely nothing in terms of acting and the three male leads (especially Riteish and Vivek) need to seriously think if they want to continue with this franchise which is not adding any value to their acting oeuvre. Their onscreen wives don’t even deserve a mention.
Admittedly, Urvashi Rautela is easy on the eyes and plays the seductive bit well. She gets a meaty role and makes the best out of it. Pity, she cannot save this supposed masti of a movie from turning into a sakhti of a viewing… [ Read: Raman Raghav 2.0 (2016) Movie Review]
Watch Great Grand Masti Official Trailer | Riteish, Vivek, Aftab, Urvashi |