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Humshakals Movie Review: Nine Times The Dull

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Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 14:30 [IST]

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1.5/5

Makers of the film Humshakals has been claiming to offer nine times the fun but it seems the makers' sense of fun is way too low. Multi starrer flick featuring Saif Ali Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, Ram Kapoor, Esha Gupta, Bipasha Basu and Tamanna Bhatia has made a grand release today but the film has very little to leave any grandness.

The movie Humshakals has introduced the concept of triple roles in Indian cinema for the first time and has involved quite many popular comedy actors in the film but sadly, the film lacks in good sense of humour and strong punch lines. Although, Riteish who has established himself as a good comic hero has offered some fine humour while, Saif and Ram also could bring out some laughter through their comic timings, but to make a film run well, a lot more is needed.

To give a hint of the story of Humshakals, Saif (Ashok), a millionaire's son and Riteish (Kumar) are best friends who are unaware of their look-alikes who in turn also have look-alikes. On the other side Ram (Mamaji) who is Saif's wicked uncle also has two look-alikes, neither of whom are aware about the funny thing. And to make things even more confusing for the characters, all the three look-alikes of the three characters also have the same names

Humshakals offers some cheesy comic sense on which the audience can have a laughter only out of force and the actors have very little to be blamed for that.

While, most part of the film Humshakals appears to be a dull watch, certain scenes when Saif, Riteish and Ram come in their female avatars do bring some laughter for the audience. Like any other Sajid Khan movies, female leads, Bipasha, Esha and Tamanna have very little to showcase other than their glamour quotient and the ending of the film is as disastrous as the most hyped dialogue "Hum Pagal Nehin Hain...Hamara Dimag Kharab Hai" in the film.

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Although, the director Sajid Khan tried to offer something new with the concept of triple roles in Humshakals but sadly the director has ended up making something below his original capability.

All in all, Sajid Khan's Humshakals proved out to be nine times more senseless.

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Humshakals Review

Although Humshakals offers some good hilarious moments but most of the punch lines will make you ask yourself 'Why am I here?"

Saif Ali Khan

While making Humshakals Sajid Khan must have decided that he will not allow any bit of realism in his so claimed 'nine times the fun' film.

Three Lead Ladies

In one scene Satish Kaushik uses Sajid Khan's prior film Himmatwala as a measure of torture. We think Sajid Khan's next film will use Humshakals for the same reason.

Saif And Tamanna

The film has a wicked doctor who is so genius that he invented a drug which can make a human behave like a dog. And then he gets his two assistants look and sound like Saif and Riteish, that too just in a few days space. Who says India is not a developed nation?

Riteish And Bipasha

The actors tried their best to generate 'nine times the fun' but with nine times the dull script, what can be expected.

Esha Gupta Tamanna Bipasha

And the special appearance by Prince Charles further adds to the senseless script as why would Prince Charles attend a private company function!

Hot Esha

To talk about the music of Humshakals, other than the song 'Caller tune' none of the tracks are catchy enough. And very few songs in Bollywood can match the disgust offered by the song 'Hum pagal nehi hai bhaiya'. Well done Himesh Reshamiyan.

Beauties Of Humshakals

Sajid Khan keeps up his trend of keeping the female characters just as a glamour quotient. 

Female Version Of Humshakals

And the conclusion of the film will make you hate yourself thinking what on the earth made you decide to watch this film; especially when Saif makes a heroic jump to take off a time bomb from his paralysed father's neck and diffuse it just like he says in his Amul Macho ad, 'Bade Aram se'.

Topics: bollywood reviews, humshakals, sajid khan, saif ali khan, riteish deshmukh, ram kapoor, bipasha basu, tamanna, esha gupta
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Story first published:  Friday, June 20, 2014, 6:01 [IST]
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