After the dull last two weeks at the box office, the diwali week has opened to two big budget movies ‘Golmaal 3’ and ‘Action Replay’. Golmaal 3 like its previous two parts is another mindless comedy and to tell you frankly its a good attempt and raises the bar for Golmaal 4.
Golmaal 3 although looks inspired by Ashok Kumar, Pearl Padamsee starer ‘Khatta Meetha’ and ‘Hamare Tumhare’ which in turn were inspired by the English Classic ‘Yours, Mine and Ours’. The writers have done a very good job by taking few elements from the above mentioned movies and then blending with the Rohit Shetty type of humor.

Golmaal 3 highlights the story of hatred between two bunch of siblings. Ajay Devgn [Gopal] lives with his brother Shreyas Talpade [Laxman], mother Ratna Pathak Shah [Geeta aka Guddi] and best friend Kareena Kapoor [Daboo]. Their world collides with another trio, Arshad Warsi [Madhav], Tusshar Kapoor [Lucky] and Kunal Khemu [Laxman].

Arshad, Tusshar and Kunal’s father Mithun Chakraborty [Pritam] and Ajay and Shreyas’ mother Ratna Pathak Shah decide to rekindle their relationship and with Kareena’s persuasion even get married. But there’s a problem: The kids detest each other. To complicate matters further, there’s a thief Johnny Lever [Puppy] and his henchmen [Vrajesh Hirjee and Sanjay Mishra] and a necklace that’s hidden somewhere.

One thing I would like to add here. Any movie with eight main characters would have led to a huge confusion and chaos however after watching the movie i felt that each character was well etched out and by the time the movie concludes, you don’t feel that the show belongs to any particular actor. The movie belongs to everyone!

There are many scenes involving Johnny Lever that raises huge laughters. Johnny Lever has delievered a fantastic job and is a pleasure to watch him act as a scatterbrained and absentminded theif. Ajay Devgn does a good job while Kareena definitely walks and talks like a tom boy. Rest of the cast that includes Arshad, Shreyas, Tushar, Kunal Khemu, Mithunda and Ratna Shah are very good, especially Tushaar who does an entire emotional outburst in his typical dumb way and he has definitely delivered another award worthy role.

The only thing that stands out as a sore point is the climax which has become very typical with Rohit Shetty movies where he uses the entire starcast like Priyadarshan. Even the music by Pritam is a big let down not even one song is worth humming apart from the signature ‘Golmaal’ song.

All in all this movie is a must watch for people who love Rohit Shetty’s brand of movies and doesn’t like to question the story. At the box office this movie will definitely do good business like the previous Golmaal outings.

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