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Golmaal Again movie review: This Tabu and Ajay Devgn starrer generates some laughs

Tabul is an unexpected pleasure, and lifts Golmaal Again. This a series which looks like it’s never going to end, and Shetty has the formula pat after all these iterations. I do hope Tabu becomes a fixture in the future Golmaals.

Rating: 2 out of 5
Written by Shubhra Gupta | New Delhi | Updated: October 21, 2017 6:28 am
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Golmaal Again movie cast: Ajay Devgn, Tabu, Parineeti Chopra, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade, Kunal Khemmu, Prakash Raj, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Mukesh Tiwari, Sanjay Mishra, Johny Lever, Vrajesh Hirjee, Ashwini Kalsekar
Golmaal Again movie director: Rohit Shetty
Golmaal Again movie rating: 2 stars

The usual suspects are back, a fourth time. The first frame has two cars, one bright red and the other yellow, and the star cast, decked out in black, swaying to the title song. It tells us that we are going to get more of the same: everyone standing around in one room, tossing smart-alecky dialogue between themselves, with a thin premise serving as a plot, breaking into song every now and then.

For someone like me, no fan of the franchise, there’s usually very little to like in the ‘Golmaal’ films. And this time around too, I had resigned myself to a couple of hours of deja-view. But I have to say that the addition of a few new faces, and moving the location from the beaches of Goa to the green slopes of Ooty, helped freshen things up. And though there were the familiar risible lines about people who can’t speak, and a creepy running thread about older men and girls young enough to be their daughter, the usual slew of jokes were not as tasteless. A couple led to actual laughter.

This time around, the ‘golmaal’ revolves around ghosts: we are told loudly that all talk of ‘bhoots’ and ‘andhvishwas’ ( superstition) goes together, and are promptly surrounded by wandering ‘aatamas’ in a haunted mansion. Gopal, Madhav, Lucky, Laxman One and Laxman Two (Devgn, Warsi, Kapoor, Talpade, Khemmu respectively) do what they’ve done before. As well as a running Nana Patekar joke, which benefits Kapoor most.

Parineeti Chopra is one of the new entrants, coming on as a young woman with a severely limited wardrobe (a pale pink T, and a jumpsuit), and a dark secret we rumble early on. The other add-on is the terrific Tabu. She plays an amiable ghost-buster, and matches the tone of the film perfectly: all pretend scary and very silly.

She is an unexpected pleasure, and lifts the film. This a series which looks like it’s never going to end, and Shetty has the formula pat after all these iterations. I do hope Tabu becomes a fixture in the future Golmaals: we all need our fun and games.

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    Kuldeep khajuria
    Nov 2, 2017 at 4:37 pm
    2 star rating for what reason?..... This type of comedy is known to be worst .... why ma'am you gave this moviea 2 star rating .
    1. Z
      Oct 28, 2017 at 2:03 pm
      IE change the department of this lady. She is sad and bored of her life. Bring a person who can give honest reviews and appreciate light comedy and people's response
      1. S
        Oct 24, 2017 at 5:27 am
        Just now read ur name Shubhra Gupta!!! Didn't you realise the crazyness of the audience,people inside and outside the theatre. If you really watched the movie. Didn't you see everyone right from a small child to old granny blast out in laughter. How can you write so wrong about something which you are responsible to. I guess IE has a reputed readders group. Soon people will stop reading and avoid your movie reviews sections.
        1. S
          Oct 24, 2017 at 5:22 am
          Good that nobody believed your reviews and word of mouth is spreading faster than a bushfire and Golmaal is going to be the biggest hit of the year. Thanks to Rohit Shetty and team for this sweet treat on Diwali. Good that I watched this movie on day 2 in Australia 🇦🇺 in housefull theatre. Watched among hysterical laughter of happy audience. Just memorable. Every Indian must watch this movie.
          1. G
            Oct 23, 2017 at 5:00 pm
            Nyc movie
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