Monday, 25 January 2016

'Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3' review: Sad, just sad!

Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3
Umesh Ghadge
Tusshar Kapoor,
Aftab Shivdasani,
Mandana Karimi,
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What can you say about a film that has three middle-aged actors trying their bestest to look their koolest? It's simply sad to see them prancing about with bikini-clad women, wearing devil's horns on their heads, trying to dance to rap songs, wearing big gold chains and T-shirts that say 'Bad'.
There's an attempt of a story somewhere. Something relating to two good-for-nothing men Kanhaiya and Rocky (Tusshar Kapoor, Aftab Shivdasani) getting involved in the porn movie industry.
They travel to Thailand to star in the movies directed by their friend Mickey (Krushna Abhishek). The two heroines acting in these adult films (Claudia Ciesla, Gisele Thakral) are in a constant orgasmic mode, oohing and aahing madly even while having normal conversations. Strangely, the heroes don't fall into this effect.

Love blossoms when Kanhaiya spots Mandana Karimi's Shalu (way out-of-league is an understatement) and falls for her instantly. As is evident, reality showBigg Boss seems to be the one-point contact for casting, with all three actresses having appeared on the show at some point.
What happens when her old-fashioned father Karjatiya (Darshan Jariwala) wants to meet Tusshar's estranged family forms the rest of the kooky tale.
Directed by Umesh Ghadge, there's hardly anything interesting or new in the film. The scene where several fake fathers of one character arrive at one spot reminds one of the 'maa' scene from Bol Bachchan. Several other scenes are also familiar. For a sex-comedy the film is neither audacious nor remotely funny.
The recurring gag seems to be men falling on top of women. You name the cliche and it's there, beginning with the sexy secretary to the hot nurse to the hero-in-drag scene and so on. In any case, most of the jokes begin and end with the cleavage. The spoof of iconic films is borderline offensive. I squirmed in my seat during theSholay spoof which turned out to be a mess. The attempt at humour is so sad you almost want to chuckle out of politeness.
Here, let me introduce you to some gems. Written by Milap Zaveri and Mushtaq Sheikh, one dialogue mixes up "laundi" with "laundry". The heroine's name is 'Meri Lee' (sigh). A character refers to a dead lady as "mari hui item". Yet another dialogue says - 'Agar ladki ko izzat doge, to woh aapko apni izzat degi."
You will not believe the extent of product placements in the film - 'THAT' is the most unintentionally hilarious aspect of the movie. From websites to condoms to jeans to coffee shops, there's an ad every few minutes, and sometimes the actors even say the tagline. It's all there, as blatantly presented as you can imagine.
But perhaps the most unsubtle yet is the promotion of Tusshar Kapoor, where two dialogues repeatedly refer to him as 'handsome ladka'. After saying this, they go ahead and put him in drag with flaming red lipstick where Kanhaiya's own father begins to lust after him.
This film takes you back to that other incomparable gem - Humshakals (2015), the mere thought of which still sends a chill down the spine. If you still have the guts, go for it.

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