Housefull 3 (2016) – Movie Review
So the ” Housefull ” franchise is back to tickle the audience’s funny bone and “I yaama not Jokinng” ! After subjecting the audience to sheer cinematic torture in the two prequels this third installment is by far the worst. There is absolutely no novelty in the subject and insanely cringe worthy dialogues only make the onscreen torture worse.
Director : Sajid Samji and Farhad Mann
Cast: Akshay Kumar and Jacqueline Fernandez
In Housefull 3 Batuk Patel (Boman Irani) is an NRI settled in London with three beautiful daughters who speak anglicised Hindi. He doesn’t want them to get married and there is a well guarded mystery to that which the viewers uncover at interval point[ not that anybody would have been interested in cracking the badly baked secret]. The girls fall hopelessly in love with three Indian Men, a Sportsmen suffering from split personality (Akshay Kumar) , a car racer (Ritesh Deshmukh) and a rapper (Abhishek Bachchan). The three men have to pretend to be crippled, blind and mute for a strange reason to please the grumpy Dad. More complications arise with the entry of an Indian Don Urja Nagre (Jackie Shroff) and the irritating chef Aakhri Pasta (Chunkey Pandey).
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The direction of Housefull 3 looks haphazard and amateurish. It’s more like a children’s cartoon film gone wrong. Music is worth forgetting once you step out of the theater. The dialogues are cheesy and must give credit for not being below the belt. It’s very easy in a brainless comedy to depend on toilet humor but thankfully this movie refrains from going there.
Akshay Kumar is the only actor in this multi star cast Houseful 3 who manages to get his act right and evoke laughter with his perfect comic timing and impressive representation of the character. Ritesh Deshmukh looks terribly bored and sleepwalks through his blind role, looks more like he had a blind narration of his character profile. Abhishek gets the best dialogues yet fails miserably in the comic scenes with a constipated look plastered throughout the movie.
It’s sad to see a gifted actor like Boman Irani playing such inconsequential roles. 80s Macho man Jackie Shroff fits the bill as a stylish Don and looks handsome but the role doesn’t justify his calibre. The girls are wasted and only Jacqueline Fernandez impresses with her gorgeous and breathtakingly beautiful appearance specially in the songs. Nargis Fakhri and Lisa Haydon do what they can do best-appear dumb. Supporting cast of Chunkey Pandey, Arav Choudhry and Sameer Kochchar are passable but Nikitin Dheer makes his tall and visible presence felt.
For viewers who enjoyed the first two installments this may be another laugh riot but if you are expecting a story then this Comedy doesn’t look like it had any script or screenplay to speak of. Audience hell bent on a stress buster can leave their brain at home to enjoy this Clean Comedy.
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