Golmaal 3: Thrice as painful
If youâve seen the earlier two âGolmaalâ films, you have a fair inkling of what the third one is about. These are custom-made films, tailored to the âfestive moodâ when filmmakers think audiences will laugh at anything and pay any amount of money if you promise them a fun-filled entertaining film.
If that means you have the customary toilet humour, so be it. If that means you have to fit in a criminal, a bumbling police officer and five songs in a two-hour film, so be it. And if it means replacing good writing with slapstick, crass humour, who cares? As long as you can disguise swear words ingeniously, get a dog to bite a manâs backside and bring in some emotion towards the end. The laughs will come because people are in a festive mood â at least thatâs the formula.
Director Rohit Shetty doesnât waver from this formula. As a result, there really isnât much of a story to tell.
Basically, five unemployed men live with their parents and do nothing constructive all day except play pranks on each other.
There are all kind of gags to support this âlaugh all you canâ package that the film offers viewers. Most of them involve some form of slapstick or toilet humour. I cannot think of a single scene that has clever writing or a genuine comic moment.
I donât understand the logic of leave-your-brain-behind movies. I take my brain everywhere I go, including to Rohit Shettyâs films. And let me tell you, my brain didnât like this one. In fact, thanks to this film, even the festive feeling is gone. Stay away from âGolmaal 3â.