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Sunday, June 10, 2007

Review : Fool 'N Final

Fool 'N Final (comedy)
Cast : Shahid Kapoor, Sunny Deol, Viveik Oberoi, Ayesha Takia
Direction : Ahmad Khan

They both may have been on a high after the success of their last films, but they both come tumbling down from the pinnacle they had reached post Vivah and post Shootout at Lokhandwala . Yes, Fool ‘n Final brings down the career graph of Shahid and Viveik with its insipid script and its no-laughs comedy which provides no room for histrionics.
The first half of the film is a complete washout as it trudges lethargically through a series of misadventures that try to establish the identity of the lead players. Sunny Deol makes his debut with the usual punch and blows as he tries to save distressed damsel, Sameera Reddy, as she cowers behind a batata basket in a crowded subzi mandi in not-so-distant Dubai. Shahid rollercoasts across the highrises on a toddler’s bike, trying to play the perfect stuntman-chor, a la our rollerblading Dhoom ll baddie.
Ayesha Takia suggestively sucks a lolly, and then stays silent for the rest of the movie. What a waste! And Viveik Oberoi begins with a Himesh Reshammiya number and then strangely chooses to ape his look for the entire length of the film.
What a fate! And if that wasn't desultory enough, there’s a talent like Om Puri hovering on the fringes; Paresh Rawal playing a predictable Bihari; Chunky Pandey trying a comeback with another strange avtar (remember his Nepali act!); Jackie Shroff surfacing in the closing moments as the yawnsome hitman; and Arbaz Khan wilting as Moscow Chikna, the infamous Dubai don who actually has nothing to do.
The only saving grace in this listless laugh show is the banter between Johnny Lever and Paresh Rawal which, once again, occurs in the dying moments of the film. Till then however, you’ve already died of boredom. Sad! Because the summer months are perfect for unleashing the Great Indian Laughter Show on the big screen.

Source : The Times of India

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