Golmaal 4 Review: Tabu & Supporting Cast Save The Horror Comedy To Make It Watchable

Movie: Golmaal Again

Director: Rohit Shetty

Cast: Ajay Devgn, Tabu, Parineeti Chopra, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade, Sanjay Mishra, Naana Patekar Johny Lever, Niel Nitin Mukesh and Kunal Kemmu

Rating: 2 (two) stars

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Flying cars…
…Lame jokes
Signature tunes…
…For Location Goa or Ooty
And a large (really large) ensemble cast!

We hope you guessed it right, we are talking about Rohit Shetty, the man who rose from a spot boy to Bollywood’s most loved action comedy film director (minus Dilwale). He has his strong points and we all know his weak one, a big one- story.

Yes, coming from someone who has grown up enacting bhoola moments, or Tushar’s ‘o rana e, o rana e’, or ‘bhag vasooli‘, Golmaal series is plagued with messing all the elements and emotion in one story. And in the end we’re left with brainless blabber that reminds me of a song from a disaster film Shaandar – Raita fail gaya!

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Golmal 4 is no different. It starts with Tabu and her journey as a ghostbuster, which is unlikely of a golmal series but as soon as the minute arm strikes 5, we’re back to the same gang of 4, mad for a much younger girl Parineeti, who has got limited wardrobe (a pink t-shirt) in the film.

Yes, it’s enjoyable, the locations of Ooty are refreshing and gives a new touch to the franchise, but something is missing between this pair. On the other hand, Sanjay Mishra’s lame jokes, or Johny Lever’s bhoola are hilarious. Every time the duo pop up on screen, you are bound to get tickles and undoubtedly, they’re the old wine of Bollywood comedy.
Rest of the cast have played their part, Arshad Warsi is best out of the come star-studded cast after Tabu. Ajay Devgan is okay, and Parineeti hasn’t got a meatier role like Kareena got in previous films. Kunal Khemu and Shreyas Talpade are partly good and Niel Nitin Mukesh is just there to fill the running time of the movie.
Overall, the movie is good for a one-time watch with family in this festive long weekend. But come on Bollywood, its 2017( to end) treat us with something new.

Final Verdict: Old is Gold, we agree, but its expiry date has come filmmakers. Watch if you have nothing else to do or you’re a big fan of Golmaal series.

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