Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Film Review-Phir Hera Pheri

Starring: Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, Bipasha Basu, Rimmi Sen and Paresh Rawal.
Director: Neeraj Vora
Rating: * *
Probably its the first sequel of any film to hit the Indian marquee, but even that doesn't help this film. The original was just class apart with three unusual, real characters who potrayed their characters very honestly. But this time around the same three characters have gone completely over board, they are anything but likeable.
Only a few portions of the film are funny and the problem with the film is it has too many plots and sub plots woven into each other. The film could have been better if it followed a single track and if it had lesser characters. The film can easily be trimmed by 30 to 40 minutes.
The new characters which includes Jhonny Lever and Rajpal Yadav go over the top, I wonder whats wrong with them, they have become so repetitive. As for Bipasha, I wonder why she signed the film just for 3 scenes and 2 songs and as far as Rimmi is concerned she does what she generally does 2 songs and 2 scenes.
Akshay is good but again too much of anything is not good, ditto for Mr Shetty and Paresh Rawal.
Instead of watching Phir Hera Pheri one could do with watching Phirse (again) Hera Pheri (original).
-Sanketh Rao.

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