Golmaal 3 - movie review

If Golmaal 3 will go down in the history of Indian cinema, it will be only because it is India's first-ever film-franchise to complete three films. Yes, Golmaal 3 pipped Munnabhai franchiseas even after 3 years there is no news on the status of
Munnabhai Chale Amrica.

Having said that GOLMAAL 3 falls short of expectations; more so after the fun-filled Golmaal 2 (Golmaal Returns) and director Rohit Shetty's last film All The Best that was a laugh-riot.

While Rohit based G2 on Aaj Ki Taaza Khabar; G3 is loosely based on the classic from 80's Khatta Meetha, but is devoid of the sense and sensibility. Not that Rohit's films are known for that, but over here the gags have a seen them, been there feel.

The film has two set of siblings; Gopal (Ajay Devgn) and Laxman (Shreyas Talpade) live with their mother Geeta (Ratna Pathak Shah). An orphan Dabboo (Kareena Kapoor) also lives with them.

Madhav (Arshad Warsi), Lucky (Tusshar Kapoor) and Laxman (Kunal Khemu) live with their father, Pritam (Mithun Chakravorty).

The paths of the siblings cross as they open the same businesses (twice) and hence they share an acrimonious relationship.

The problem arises when it is revealed that Geeta and Pritam loved each other in their youth and Dabboo gets them hitched.

Will the warring brothers bury their hatchet?

Golmaal 3 is slapstick from the word go; only this time the gags work here and there.

The only genuine bouts of laughter are brought in by Johny Lever.

What rocks the movie:

Kareena Kapoor. Agreed, she is over the top, but it suits the film.
Johny Lever's act.
A few gags.
Production values.

What chucks the movie:

Writing. Original and better-written gags would have worked for the film.
Sanjay Mishra and Vrijesh Hirjee are wasted.


Golmaal 3 will benefit tremendously owing to the successful franchise it is a part of. It will be liked by the masses; while big city multiplex-audiences might find the film just about fine.

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