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DIRECTOR: Indra Kumar
CAST: Vivek Oberoi, Aftab Shivdasani and Riteish Deshmukh
RUNNING TIME: TBA
BE forewarned: Grand Masti is the most scandalous and outrageous film to come out of Bollywood. This time around, the Masti team of Indra Kumar and the naughty boys serve no-holds barred adult humour. Sure, there have been clean, clean comedies targeted at adults in the past, but Indra seems to be the torchbearer of the genre.
This time it is more raunchy, explicit, wicked, zany… and much more scandalous! Films like Delhi Belly and Kyaa Super Kool Hain Him were lapped up in a big way by those who relish this genre. Grand Masti arrives after almost a decade since Masti explaining why it is much wilder.
Indra and his team of writers, Milap Zaveri and Tushar Hiranandani, deliver humour that is sure to raise eyebrows. Three married men, Meet (Vivek Oberoi), Prem (Aftab Shivdasani) and Amar (Riteish Deshmukh), are sexually frustrated in their marriages and decide to go to a college reunion for some no-strings-attached fun. However, the plans go awry.
First things first. The title, Grand Masti, is a clear indicator of what to expect from the film.
There is a hidden innuendo in the word “Grand” and if you remove a letter or two, the meaning can have severe ramifications.
Although the team that delivered Masti returns with Grand Masti, the new endeavour is by no means a sequel.
The title is borrowed, but the plotline is distinctive. What is similar is the intent to provide over-the-top humour with dollops of adult jokes. The witticism, one-liners and comic situations are indeed insanely funny.
A film like Grand Masti is not plot-driven. And do not even expect a story. It is more about double entendres, (sexual) puns and gags and the writers go bananas to woo the viewer. There is nothing left to the imagination and the film does not hinge on puerile jokes since the characters indulge the naughty play on words.
The humour may sound provocative, disgusting and offensive, but what do you expect from a film like Grand Masti?
It is evident that Indra Kumar is at home directing comedies. In fact, his films are not subtle or subdued at all. The director knows his target audience and crams the film with just about everything that would make the viewer grin from ear to ear.
Conversely, the film slips in the post-interval portions. It hinges on a skeletal plot and relies on largely jokes and gags. The humour seems forced in the narrative, with the viewer getting fidgety despite the barrage of jokes.
The second half is not as entertaining as the first, but there is so much cleavage and skin shown that its target audience – the youth and the masses – might overlook that.
The soundtrack is mediocre. Dialogue (Milap Zaveri) requires a really creative mind to come up with such gems.
Riteish has mastered the art of making people laugh and the confidence with which he goes about it catches your attention.
Vivek is wonderful, shedding his gangster, negative on-screen image and enjoying the fun.
Aftab is absolutely in sync with what his character demands. He is loosened up quite a bit and the comic scenes bear testimony to the fact.
Grand Masti crosses all boundaries vis-a-vis adult humour. This one’s strictly for those who relish naughty jokes, outrageous lines and scandalous visuals. – bollywoodhungama.com