Directed by: Anees Bazmee
Produced by: Ronnie Screwvala, Twinkle Khanna
Starring: Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol, Suniel Shetty, Irfan Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Celina Jaitley, Rimi Sen.
Music by: Pritam Chakraborty
Cinematography: Ravi Yadav
Editing by: Steven H. Bernard
Distributed by: UTV Motion Pictures, Hari Om Productions.
Grade: C: Ek Baar Chalta Hai/ Bakwaas
‘Men are Dogs’ and ‘Women are Dodos’…
Looks like, director Annes Bazmee has a fondness for expressive words like WELCOME, NO PROBLEM and now THANK YOU. And ya! comedy and Akshay Kumar undoubtedly goes hand-in-hand.
After SINGH IS KINNG, Akshay Kumar and Anees Bazmee have once again paired up after almost 3 years, now in Thank You. A multi starer rom-com heavily inspired by Bazmee’s earlier comic flick, No Entry.
Thank You is about three married men trying to have some fun outside their marriage.
Raj (Bobby Deol), Vikram (Irrfan Khan) and Yogi (Suniel Shetty) are three friends who are married to Sanjana (Sonam Kapoor), Karthika (Rimi Sen) and Radha (Celina Jaitley).
Raj (Bobby Deol) and Sanjana (Sonam Kapoor) are a happily married couple. But soon, she suspects her husband flirting behind her back, Maya (Celina Jaitly), wife of Yogi (Sunil Shetty) catches him red handed with another girl, and Vikram (Irrfan Khan), who is also unfaithful to his wife, keeps Shivani (Rimi Sen) so petrified that she never dared to question him.
In short, the trio philandering husbands tries to spice up their humdrum lives by embarking on extramarital affairs. They never think twice before cheating on their wives.
Enters Kishan (Akshay Kumar), a private detective or you can say a modern day love doctor who spies on the three promiscuous husbands and promises to teach them a lesson that they’ll remember lifelong.
As usual, there is a lot of confusion that follows. That’s not it… There is a very tacky flashback story of Akshay Kumar too.
The highlights of Thank you are the scenes between Vikram and Shivani and Yogi’s frustration, which tickle your funny bones to the core. The first half of the film is disappointing, leaving you to look for the rare laughs, while the second half saved the entire script. It has you grinning at certain goof-ups. Again, the film’s climax was a BIG bore.
Akshay Kumar’s carefree acting did create a lot of laughter. He delivered a fine performance. Sunil Shetty kicked up a bit of fun, and must confess, his acting came as a pleasant surprise to me. Bobby Deol’s role hardly had any humor in it as he is seen angry with his wife in almost the entire film. But his acting was decent enough. Irrfan Khan is mind-blowing. It was a delight watching him. Every single scene that he was in, brought a riot of laughter among the audience.
Sonam Kapoor was again just a glamor doll in the flick. She could not emote genuinely in a single scene. Her performance was below average. Rimi Sen did a fabulous job. Her comic timing was simply wonderful along with Irrfan Khan. Celina Jaitly is hardly seen in the drama. She disappears from the large part of the film. Mallika Sherawat item no Razia, failed to impress the audience.
There was no freshness in the plot of Thank you. Anees Bazmee’s direction is praiseworthy. He did try to keep the audience involved and amused for a larger part of the flick. Pritam’s music is not inspiring at all. Unlike his previous creations, this one was disappointing. Editing by Steven H. Bernard is crisp, Yadav’s cinematography is first class.
A final word, Thank You is a one time watch. Head to the theater without any expectations. This is a flick for the mass and not the class.
A: Wah! Kya Film Hai :), B: Paisa Vasool :, C: Ek Baar Chalta Hai/ Bakwaas ;), D: Poora time Waste