Dhol Review by Anuradha
Director Priyadarshan has seen great success in the genre. Some of his flicks like Garam Masala, Bhagam Bhag, Hulchul might not have had logic but when it comes to tickling your funny bone, they were clean entertainers. Will his new flick Dhol live upto the high expectations from a Priyadarshan movie?
This comic carper is about a gang of four goofy aimless guys Sam (Tusshar Kapoor), Pakkya (Sharman Joshi), Maru (Rajpal Yadav) and Goti (Kunal Khemu). They faced only failures in all their attempts to get rich and so they decide to take a shortcut. Their mantra to get rich and lead a five star life is to get married to a girl from an affluent family. Ritu (Tanushree Dutta), a rich girl who shifts in their neighborhood puts an end to their search. The measures that these fool hardy guys take up to please Ritu leads them to an unexpected and complicated mesh.
Dhol Movie Review
Dhol starts off with a hint of mystery and killing putting the audience into a state of confusion about the genre it deals with. The first 15 minutes of the movie is sluggish and slightly boring. The sequences that follow are hilarious and truly entertaining. The house owner aunty’s sequences are just side splitting. The gags and punches in the enterprise, more so towards the post-interval portions, are truly funny. The movie has its negatives too. The sequences that lead to the search for the Dhol by a gunda, the mystery behind it and his sudden killing could have been made better and hilarious to match a perfect ending for a comic carper. The way the mystery of Rahul and Jai’s death is revealed is also not convincing and gets the house down.
Just like his earlier flick Bhagam Bhag, Priyadarshan’s mix of comedy and mystery is not that perfect in this movie too, but it sure provides ample laughter and entertainment in the final tally. The four actors share a great chemistry and their comic timing is brilliant. Dialogues by Manisha Korde could have been better to suit the sequences at most times. Music by Pritam is good.
Tushaar Kapoor is cast in a role that suits his persona. He handles his part with remarkable ease and emerges a winner. For Sharman Joshi, it’s been there and always savored kind of a role. His performance is brilliant. Kunal Khemu is new to this genre but to everyone’s surprise excels in his performance. Rajpal Yadav has no comparison. He masters his act as a dumb idiot and steals the show. Tanushree Dutta looks ravishing as usual but just average in acting, for her role is constrained.
Om Puri and Farida Dadi are good. Rasika Joshi is excellent. Tiku Talsania, Murli Sharma and Asrani are ok. Arbaaz Khan is just OK.
Indicine Dhol Verdict
Dhol is a refreshing, fun-filled entertainer but not without its share of flaws. Has the potential to grow with a good word of mouth!