Movie Review: Take this ‘Himmatwala’ test before you watch Humshakals
[In pic: Ram Kapoor (L), Saif Ali Khan (C), Riteish Deshmukh (R) in a still from Humshakals]
We agree that Sajid Khan’s Housefull and Housefull 2 preformed well at the box office. We also agree that there are hardcore fans of slapstick cinema, but we still felt that Humshakals was three times the tourture we expected it to be after watching the trailers.
Well we suggest you take our special ‘Himmatwala’ test if you are seriously planning to watch Humshakals. Only those who clear this test are expected to sit throughout the film.
1) There is a ‘ohhh so funny’ dialogue in Sajid Khan’s Humshakals.
Tamannaah Bhatia aka Shanaya: You are so witty Saif Ali Khan aka Ashok: You are so Churchgate
What’s the fun: Witty pronounces like a Mumbai train station - VT. Churchgate is also a train station in Mumbai.
If this dialogue made you laugh, we think you can sit for 30 minutes.
2) ROFL dialogue 2
Why is 6 scared of 7?
Did you laugh? Congrats you can spend 60 minutes in the theatre.
3) Humshakals, the sci-fi film
a) A doctor develops a secret formula called MAD (mind altering drug), which changes human DNA for a day, and turns them into dogs.
b) Even a drag queen can sexually attract a man by applying pheromones. Also, pheromones
can dilute even chloroform’s effect.
c)The doctor who develops the MAD, not just make two men look like Saif (Ashok) and Ritesh (Kumar), but he personally inserts a voice modulation box in their throat to make them sound like Ashok and Ritesh.
If you still want to go to the fourth point, then congrats! You have almost cleared the ‘Himmatwala’ test.
4) Saif Ali Khan aka Ashok, who is the owner of a billion dollar company, talks to his board members, who all are foreigners, in hindi. Not just this, he does stand up comedy act in Hindi at a pub in London, where everyone in the audience is a foreigner.
If you want more. You are a true 'Himatwala'. GO WATCH IT.
Review: Well no test was available for us before we went for the film. We had to go through this gratuitous, mindless cinema for 159 minutes. Instead of laughing at the silly jokes of lead actors, we were laughing at how mindless a director or actors can get.
There are a few important things which are required when you think of making a film including story, plot and acting. Sajid’s film has nothing. There is no story and the insane sequences run nowhere. One is forcefully made to test the patience till the end and chances are, one might opt out even before the film culminates.
You can’t even expect the actors to perform well when you tell them in advance that you are making senseless film. Saif, Ritiesh, Ram, Esha and all other actors are just average. Unlike Sajid’s last film, even the songs of Humshakals are not so catchy.
Tamannaah Bhatia aka Shanaya: You are so witty
Saif Ali Khan aka Ashok: You are so Churchgate
Did you get anything. It’s okay, neither did we.
We agree that Sajid Khan’s Housefull and Housefull 2 preformed well at the box office. We also agree that there are hard core fans of slapstick cinema, but we still we felt that Humshakals was three times the tourture we expected it to be after watching the trailers.