All The Best


A good comedy in Hindi cinema is rare. Fortunately, this movie is on the right side of the statistics. After films like ‘Golmaal’ and ‘Golmaal Returns’ Rohit Shetty gifts us yet another laugh riot. ‘All The Best’ has no pretence of being anything other than an out- and- out entertainer.

 ‘All The Best’ tickles you, makes you overlook all its garish elements or the loud characters (the ‘essentially’ over-done south Indian accent). After all, making people laugh is not easy. Right from the settings to the clothes everything is too colourful, too loud; artificial flowers in all hues fill up the frame in most scenes. This just seems to remind the audience that there is nothing serious about this movie.
In spite of the oft-repeated and tried out formulas of mistaken identities, tom-foolery and goof-ups, the movie keeps you in splits.

Prem Chopra (Ajay Devgan) is a self-proclaimed MBA (maha bekaar aadmi) with an equally ‘bekaar’ Veer (Fardeen Khan) for a friend. Their life in Goa is all about car races and rock concerts.

Jahnavi, Prem’s wife (Bipasha Basu) runs the ancestral gym. Veer, in love with Vidya (Mugdha Godse), lives on the pocket money sent by his step-brother Dharam (Sanjay Dutt). Veer and Prem fall in debt to the gangster Tobu  (Johnny Lever) in an effort to make quick money.

The whole confusion and chaos (in other words...fun) begin when Dharam lands in Goa unexpectedly and wants to meet Veer’s wife Vidya. Jahnavi is mistaken for Vidya giving rise to many hilarious situations. Characters like Tobu (Johny lever) and Raghu are well-crafted.

Ajay makes a mark with his flair for doing comic roles (a tough job with his grim looks). Fardeen and Bipasha are deadpan (no surprises there) and Mugdha seems like a lamb in the city. Pritam’s music does justice to the feel of the movie.
This Diwali, go ahead and have fun!

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