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Great Grand Masti Review by Bollywood Hungama
On the other hand, we must give it to the Masti boys, namely, Vivek Oberoi, Aftab Shivdasani and Riteish Deshmukh who seem to have mastered the art of playing Meet, Prem and Amar respectively. The trio’s comic timing is probably the saving grace of the film even though their humour seems to be over-the-top in certain scenes. However, none of the actresses manage to match up to their co-stars’ talent. Mishti, Pooja and Shraddha who play the wives fail to live up to the expectations and their acting seems to be little forced at certain points. On the other hand, while this was a great opportunity for Urvashi to showcase her comic side, her performance is strictly average. Certain other characters like Sanjay Mishra and Usha Nadkarni have delivered interesting performances. While Sonali Raut in her cameo too is average, Shreyas Talpade as Babu Rangeela does a decent job.
Great Grand Masti Review by Jaidev Hemmady on Movietalkies
As for the film, the makers seem to have taken every silly idea that they couldn’t insert in the prequels and have hammered them into this film. There is a sultry maid whose name is ‘Shiney’, a gigolo named ‘Babu Rangeela- character ka dheela, a ghost who only wears skimpy clothes and lyrics like ‘I wanna tera Ishq’. This is not to say that the film has absolutely nothing to offer. Barring a few gags which do evoke chuckles, the rest of the film is so bad that you might find yourself laughing at it and not in a good way.
Great Grand Masti Review by Bryan Durham on DNA India
The fact that this movie got made. The fact that a joke (make that a string of used, abused and tired jokes) passes off as a screenplay (by Madhur Sharma & Aakash Kaushik). The fact that Indra Kumar’s convincing skills have got to be epic to have found so many financiers despite being a regurgitated Masti. The fact that someone like Shreyas Talpade makes this film slightly bearable. The fact that Usha Nadkarni and Sanjay Mishra do the heavy-lifting (in the sight gags and slapstick departments) effortlessly, despite no help from Sharma-Kaushik’s khichdi of ideas.
Review by Mohar Basu on The Times Of India
Director Indra Kumar plays on the plusses of his cast. He banks on the crackling camaraderie of Vivek, Aftab and Riteish. The three of them are loud but sincere. Their bromance and escapades (did we mean sexcapades?) doesn’t fail to tickle your funny bone. Urvashi Rautela (Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva-Miss Universe India 2015) delivers on every count. She is easy on the eyes, ups the oomph quotient, dances like a dream and has a catchy chemistry with the boys.
Review by Shubhra Gupta on Indian Express
To spice up the by now wrung-out-to-dry formula of sex-starved husbands and stand-offish wives, the script has added on a female ghost who died a virgin, and who is bent upon making up for the lost time by having at not just one, but all three.
Review by Sreeju Sudhakaran on Bollywood Life
The Masti boys are back! Riteish Deshmukh, Vivek Oberoi and Aftab Shivdasani return for the third and hopefully final, installment of the sex comedy franchise that should have died with the last film itself. Great Grand Masti ran into huge trouble when the Censor copy of the film got leaked a couple of weeks ago, preponing the release date of the film. Urvashi Rautela plays a sexy ghost in the film.
Review by Vishal Verma on Glamsham
GREAT GRAND MASTI is a ghoulishly unfulfilled and terribly ironic follow-up to the bawdy MASTI series that makes you feel bad for Riteish Deshmukh, Vivek Oberoi and director Indra Kumar because they had not actually hit this rock bottom until they agreed to appear in it.
Review by Namrata Thakker on Rediff
Riteish Deshmukh, Aftab Shivdasani and Vivek Oberoi are back reprising their respective roles but this time, their comic antics are epic fail.
Review by Manisha Lakhe on Nowrunning
So the three lads (Riteish Deshmukh, Aftab Shivdasani and Vivek Oberoi) land up in a haunted house in Doodhwadi (don’t ask! It has exactly all the visuals desperate for sex lads can dream up). They are confronted by a sexy woman (Urvashi Rautela) who says she can fulfill all their wishes. By now you know what their reaction will be: the cartoon dog panting, salivating at the sight of a steak. Not again you say, but the woman turns out to be a ghost who insists that she needs to be ‘serviced’ or she won’t let them leave.
Review by Rohit Vats on Hindustan Times
Great Grand Masti is an effort to degrade us. Wake up because director Indra Kumar is insulting the audience. What he has dished out in the name of a sex-comedy is puerile, utter nonsense and disgusting.
Review by Arnab Banerjee on Deccan Chronicle
Director ties to infuse with a freewheeling sense of style, but as it turns out, it is an interminable, flat-out unwatchable piece of work, and follows a series of characters through their respective misadventures within a haunted haveli in a godforsaken place Doodhwadi where supposedly buxom women are aplenty. As the film progresses, his aimless modus operandi becomes an obvious impediment to one’s enjoyment of the film, as his obvious reliance on most unfunny lines in even more humourless situations results in a frustratingly meandering atmosphere that only grows more and more annoying.
Review by Tatsam Mukherjee on India Today
The director (Indra Kumar) is known for excessive melodrama in his films like Dil, Beta and Ishq. And he’s made a few funny slapstick comedies like Masti, Dhamaal. And he returns to his formulae in the worst fashion with Great Grand Masti. Operating between nonsensical unfunny humour to melodrama that induces laughter (no kidding) the audience hardly has a clue what to do.
Review by Shaheen Parkar on Mid-Day India
Riteish, Vivek and Aftab ham their way through the film. Urvashi Rautela as the ghost concentrates more on showing off her sexy curves than acting. The first half is a bit of a drag and makes you restless. In the second half, a few (very few) scenes might make you giggle.
Review by Kunal Guha on Mumbai Mirror
Aside from the Masti franchise, Riteish Deshmukh is the only one to have a career from the cast and his comic timing is marginally better than the rest. Aftab Shivdasani has done enough sex comedies to be the flag-bearer of the genre and it’s almost difficult to imagine him in a romcom or an action flick anymore. His mere presence in a film is enough to tag it as such. Vivek Oberoi, whose career has been ravaged by the whimsies of the film industry, has little to lose by including this brain-buster in his filmography. Urvashi Rautela may not find her feet in mainstream cinema with this stint, but it will surely bag her more than a few item numbers.
Review by IANS on Sify
On the performance front, the trio of Vivek, Riteish and Aftab, excel with their impeccable comic timing. They are consistently brilliant with their act. But the issue is, that this being their third edition, there is nothing extra-ordinarily different that they offer. Their traits are uninteresting and predictably boring.
Review by Rajeev Masand on News18
In an odd throwaway moment or two Ritesh and Aftab offer us a reminder of their flair for physical comedy, but for the most part the boys are busy contorting their faces and making crazy eyes at the sight of all that cleavage on display. Frankly it’s pubescent stuff, the kind of humor we giggled at, huddled in the back benches at school – masturbation jokes, Viagra jokes, a repeat of the ‘rising table’ gag from the last film, and a scene in which Aftab plays the piano with his erection.
Review by Subhash K Jha on Bollyspice
Great Grand Masti has strangely been certified by the censor board for ‘Adults Only’. It’s one of the most infantile sex comedies in the hoary history of the genre in Indian cinema. The witless gags make you gag. The three heroes are at their best, horny imbeciles. At their worst (which occurs with annoying frequency) they are psychologically challenged dimwits whose mental faculties have not been able to grow in tandem with their libidos.
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