Vaibhavi Risbood | Last Modified - Dec 21, 2010, 01:34 PM IST
Movie Name: No Problem (Comedy)
Critic rating: ***
Star Cast: Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Akshaye Khanna, Sushmita Sen, Kangna Ranaut, Suniel Shetty, Paresh Rawal
Director: Anees Bazmee
Producer: Anil Kapoor, Rajat Rawail, Sunil Lulla, B.K.Modi
Music Director: Sajid ,Wajid
'No Problem' trails the misadventures of Yash Ambani (Sanjay Dutt) and Raj Ambani (Akshaye Khanna), two childhood friends and small time crooks. Raj contemplates changing tracks and leaving the world of crime. Yash on the other hand always manages to do something which closes all doors for Raj to change his life. After these two engage in their latest bank robbery, Zandulal (Paresh Rawal), the bank manager, is accused as their accomplice. Zabdulal is now on a quest to prove his innocence. In the meanwhile, Raj falls in love with Sanjana (Kangna Ranaut), who is the younger sister of Kajal (Sushmita Sen), the daughter of the Comissioner of Police (Shakti Kapoor) and the wife of Arjun Singh (Anil Kapoor), a cop. What then follows is a trail of love, missing diamonds and the mysterious murder of a white collared mafia.
‘No Problem’ is a joy ride where the audience will actually ignore their problems to enjoy the movie. Though it comes with few loopholes while clarifying the theme, it doesn’t allow you to lose interest in the story. It has Bollywood favorite theme of where are the diamonds? (Heere kaha hai) and larger the characters, more confusion created with some hilarious moments. It is same old wine served in the same bottle but it becomes comical whodunit.
The term ‘No Problem’ in the film actually acts like an irony which is used by all the characters who have their own set of problems. Though the story seems predictable the moments are funny like when Kajal (Sushmita Sen) faces the problems with split personality and the lie-detector test between Zandulal (Paresh Rawal) and Arjun Singh (Anil Kapoor).
Star cast of the movie takes the film to a different level as Paresh Rawal was marvelous as usual, comic chemistry between Akshaye Khanna, Sanjay Dutt and Paresh Rawal acts like the major attraction of the movie. Anil Kapoor was brilliant as a useless police officer who can not solve the issue but futher make it worse. Sushmita Sen has a small but pivotal role where she gives her best with her split personality disorder. Kangana trying her hands on comedy for the first time was loud and her verbal vigilantism is hard on the ears. It was good to see Shakti Kapoor on silver screen as he portrayed his character with ease.
Anees Bazmee takes you to a fun ride with the apt choices he has made with the characters. However Saloni Daini who essayed the character of Anil-Sushmita’s daughter was wasted.
Music/ cinematography/ etc
‘Shakira’ and ‘Mast Punjabi’ undoubtedly has foot tapping elements and other songs come as the movie progresses. Fair use of foreign locations and imported babes in background. Dialogues have enough punches and leave a funny impact.
3 Ups and 3 Downs
If you like comedy 'No Problem' is a treat for you but if you search logic in comedy all the time, think again before buying ticket. Though story is quite predictable it comes with a strong dose of comedy and it definitely tickle ones funny bone.
Good opportunity for Sanjay Dutt’s fans to witness the entertaining side of Sanju baba. If you actually need a break from your problems for sometime 'No Problem' is definitely one-time watch!