Bollywood and culture in an emerging India
Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum: Double trouble
Adult comedies aren’t too common in mainstream Bollywood. Most comedy films will try to throw in a couple of raunchy jokes to get a few laughs from the audience, but to make an out-and-out risqué film isn’t very common.
Sachin Yardi’s sequel to the 2005 “Kya Kool Hain Hum” certainly tries to fill in that gap. There is double entendre, skin show, crude gestures and lots of old e-mail forwards converted into one-liners.
There is also no pretence here — there is the skeleton of a story and after the first half, everyone stops pretending they are even trying to tell you one. Instead, Yardi strings together several gags and songs, almost as if he is hoping that the many bawdy jokes will make up for the lack of real content.
Riteish Deshmukh and Tusshar Kapoor play Sid and Adi, two friends who are poor (but own a luxury car, a MacBook and designer clothes) but have big ambitions. Adi (Kapoor) fancies himself an actor, but can only find work in television shopping commercials. Sid (Deshmukh) is a DJ who has to be content playing at dandiya parties. That is about the only coherent part of the story.
The film revolves around a diamond, a trip to Goa, two dogs who are the reincarnations of a couple, a fake guru called 3G baba and many other inane plot points that make no sense and ultimately merge in your head and cause it to burst.
To be fair, there are a couple of funny incidents that will make you laugh, but they are in the first half, and are thanks to Riteish Deshmukh, who is the only actor who displays any comic timing.
The rest of the cast might as well fade into the wallpaper. Tusshar Kapoor, especially, looks so out of place and so completely bereft of any acting abilities that it’s embarrassing. And as if that wasn’t embarrassing enough, he even dares do to a “Dostana” style scene, which is the most unintentionally hilarious scene of the film. You might double up laughing at him trying to give Neha Sharma a come-hither look while pulling at his swimming trunks.
This is the kind of movie that might serve as a guilty pleasure — and you might want to watch it with a bunch of friends just for the heck of it. If you are looking for anything more, avoid at all costs.