An act of comedic revenge triggered by ego and fuelled by the class system
The portions in which Varun Dhawan is not trying to act like Govinda are the funniest bits of the movie. I know the complexities around remakes, but no matter what Varun could’ve done, criticism was inevitable. He is a good actor, and he has proved that multiple times now. His substantial screen presence and comic timing is overshadowed hy the fact of this film being an outrightly horrendous remake of the original.
Sara Ali Khan covers her various shortcomings with the eternal charm she possesses. A surprising factor to her character was her voice, why did she sound so much like Karisma Kapoor? Paresh Rawal is the only comedian from the superlative cast of comical actors close to being funny in specific sequences. If you’ve Javed Jaffrey, Rajpal Yadav, Johnny Lever along with Paresh in your film and it’s still not funny? That’s funny! Sahil Vaid and Shikha Talsania are those side actors who have to be there because the original film had a role for their characters. They both together fail to gather a single laugh.
David Dhawan has made some legendary films & he has been one of the most successful directors in the industry. The remake formula worked well for him and Varun in the past, but this time it has backfired, a couple of songs too are recreated minus the magic from its predecessor. They should’ve kept all the songs as the promotional material.
An unnecessary remake with moderate entertainment value, just watch the original!