Golmaal Again is an all-out entertainer and it is the perfect Diwali release. This is the best family entertainer since director Rohit Shetty’s Chennai Express. Rohit Shetty has created his own world of supersaturation, high contrasted visually filtered entertainment. It’s true to its genre – a horror comedy. There were moments when I wasn’t able to hear the dialogues because the audience was laughing out so loud.
Anna Mathew (Tabu) a librarian living in Ooty, she, by the way, can see and talk to the spirits of people who died living an incomplete life. She takes us to the flashback of Jamnadas Orphanage (Remember Ajay Devgn’s character in Golmaal 1 hinted how he was brought up in this orphanage) and lead us into the lives of Gopal (Ajay Devgn), Madhav (Arshad Warsi), Lucky (Tusshar Kapoor), Laxman 1 (Kunal Kemmu) and Laxman 2 (Shreyas Talpade). The story initiates with how they grew up in the orphanage with a girl named Khushi (Parineeti Chopra); who was left at the gate by someone unknown. Amongst all fun and games, there’s a horrific twist of which our Golmaal Gang gets to know about. Rest of the film revolves all around that twists evoking some laugh-out-loud situations and the huge chunk of drama in the second half.
Rohit Shetty for how he has divided many rollicking sequences for everyone in the film. It’s not at all easy to manage so many characters in a single scene but Rohit has now mastered it. He might’ve gone wrong somewhere in moulding the proper story but he never goes wrong with showing what he has prepared. Music for the film is by Amaal Mallik. The movie starts with the ball of fire title song which sets up the right tempo for the film. Remix of Aate Jaate fills the gap between the scenes.
Ajay Devgn does well as a he-man who gets cold feet on even hearing about ghosts. Arshad Warsi, again, is in his top form as Madhav. He is becoming the ‘Madhav’ character with every passing Golmaal movie. Tusshar Kapoor as always justifies his unvoiced Lucky character. He speaks through his face which makes him even funnier. The latest addition of Parineeti Chopra & Tabu never feels they’re new to the film. It feels like they’re with us since the first film.
Golmaal Again is an all-out entertainer and it is the perfect Diwali release. This is the best family entertainer since director Rohit Shetty’s Chennai Express. Rohit Shetty has created his own world of supersaturation, high contrasted visually filtered entertainment. It is refreshing to watch an Indian comedy that is not laced with sexual innuendos. Golmaal Again is true to its genre – a horror comedy.