Housefull and Golmaal are popular and comedy film series, but the level of these films is coming down and trying to exploit the name only. The fourth part of Housefull is the weakest of the last three.
Admittedly, one should not go with a lot of hope to watch films like Housefull because it is made to keep the mind at home and have fun, but there should be entertainment. Laughter should come. Housefull 4 is staggering in every department most of the time whether it is story, dialogue, direction or acting.
Housefull 4 has a Tadka of rebirth and Confusion. The story spans 600 years. One is the story of 1419 era and the other is 2019.
In 1419 in Sitamgarh, three couples are lost in love with each other, but the world does not like this. A conspiracy is hatched and they get separated before they get married.
Now the story shifts in 2019. All three boys and three girls are born again. Then they fall in love, but there is a screw in it.
This time it swaps. That is, the boy who was in love with the girl in 1419, gives heart to another girl in 2019 and in this way all the couples get fucked.
Luck may not have accepted this. Luck takes everyone back to Sitamgarh. Here they come to know that the partners have changed. Now how this complicated link is solved, how old things are remembered to them, it is shown in the film.
The story of the film has been written by producer Sajid Nadiadwala and he has revisited the special features of old houseful films. We have heard things like your wife, her wife, her wife, my wife and girls looking at Ranjit’s special voice in the previous houseful, these have been repeated here too.
The screenplay written on a weak story is also weak. The fun that should be enjoyed in Confusion is missing. The ups and downs given to laugh do not give much fun.
The author has made everything very easy, even if it is a return to a past life? All these things get submerged when tremendous comedy is happening on screen, but this is not possible in Housefull 4.
Yes, the film can be praised for the fact that in the name of comedy, the makers have not taken too much of themselves and tried to make every situation funny. Even in 1419, you can hear the characters eating pasta or speaking ‘gift’.
Hearing the loud voice of Akshay Kumar, losing memory, removing Ritesh’s sword from under the kurta, stabbing in the backyard of Akshay Kumar, there are some scenes of Akshay Kumar’s action as Bala where you can laughter, but If the film is being made with such a large star cast and cost, then it is natural to have high expectations. Comedy films have dialogues, but the film is empty here.
The film is directed by Farhad Samji, who is originally the author. The film was first directed by Sajid Khan, who had to leave the film due to accusations of MeeToo and the other Sajid took command.
The writer, director of Farhad Samji, dominates the director. He films the writing and his imaginations as a director are not visible.
There are many actors in the film, but the entire weight is put on Akshay Kumar. As a Bala of 1419, he is good and has managed to make the audience laugh. Riteish Deshmukh and Bobby Deol are buried under Akshay and the film does not give him a chance to emerge.
Heroines are just showpieces. Kriti Sanon still got two or three strong scenes, but Kriti Kharbanda and Pooja Hegde did not get it either.
Ranjith, Chunky Pandey make their presence known. Johnny Lever has also managed to laugh. Rana Daggubati also has a double role and his work as Qawwal is better. Nawazuddin Siddiqui looks good in cameos.
The song ‘Shaitan Ka Saala’ is good and ‘Badla’ also sounds good in the film. In technical terms, the film is mediocre and does not feel like a big budget film.
Overall, the choice of ‘Housefull 4’ depends on where you do not want to use your mind.
Producers: Fox Star Studios, Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment
Director: Farhad Samji
Music: Sohail Sen
Artists: Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol, Ritesh Deshmukh, Kriti Senon, Pooja Hegde, Kriti Kharbanda, Chunky Pandey, Rana Daggubati, Ranjith, Johnny Lever, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Sensor Certificate: UA * 2 hours 26 minutes