No, Thank You
Iām going to keep this one short because thereās really not much I can say about Anees Bazmeeās āThank Youā that I havenāt already said about films of this genre ā in other words, the āleave your brains at homeā films that we seem to churn out with alarming regularity.
This one seems to be a re-hash of Bazmeeās earlier āNo Entryā, which at least had a couple of nice songs and some funny moments. This one has nothing but offensive dialogue, bad jokes and even worse acting.
Akshay Kumar plays Kishen, a modern day love doctor who spies on philandering husbands and helps their wives take ārevengeā on them. The film runs on the premise that men are sure to stray, but, like the men in the movie, if they catch their wives even pretending to have an affair, they can take the high moral ground and lecture them on the sanctity of marriage.
Bobby Deol plays one of those men, Raj, while Irrfan Khan and Suneil Shetty play his friends. All three are having affairs with various women and get away with it by throwing flimsy excuses at their wives, which the women gladly gobble up. That is, until Kishen comes into the picture, ensures that their wives exact revenge on them and leave the men pining.
Of course, the fact that heās been caught cheating several times and doesnāt even seem to regret it doesnāt stop Bobby Deolās character from delivering a five minute monologue to his wife Sanjana (Sonam Kapoor) on how sheās hasnāt respected their marriage by flirting with Kishen. āAt least I did it on the sly, but you are doing it openlyā, he tells her. Who can argue with such sound logic?
Of the cast, only Irrfan Khan looks remotely comfortable in his role, while everyone else is rank bad. Special mention to Sonam Kapoor who looks lovely but cannot emote genuinely in a single scene ā especially for a woman who is supposed to be going through the heartbreak of infidelity.
If you liked āNo Problemā āHousefullā and āKambakkhth Ishqā, then this might be the film for you. Everyone else, run far away from any theatre showing this film.