All the Best doesn’t really carry the hype of Golmaal Returns that released during Diwali last year, but Rohit Shetty returns once again with a comedy produced by Ajay Devgn (he recently dropped the alphabet ‘a’ from his surname). Currently, slapstick comedy films in Bollywood aren’t really enjoying the dream run we witnessed for the most part of the decade, the success ratio for comedies has dropped drastically in the last couple of years. Could it be the lack of freshness in the treatment or is it the banter that is getting repetitive, which is boring the audience? We don’t really know.. Lets get on with the review
All The Best Review
What works for All the Best
- Good performances make All the Best an enjoyable experience, without which it would really be hard to sit through this Rohit Shetty film. Ajay Devgn is good, but tries too hard in certain scenes. Fardeen Khan is a revelation, although not very consistent, his performances have improved over the years. Sanjay Dutt had a much longer role than expected, and he is terrific especially in the second half.
- Certain scenes in the second half like the bed room scene between Sanjay Dutt and Ajay Devgn are genuinely funny. Also Fardeen Khan has done well in those fainting scenes, a simple example of how an actor can rise above the mediocre scene and make it work with the audience.
- The ladies have nothing to do, especially Mugdha Godse who has a shorter role than Bipasha Basu. Talking of Bips, she looks super hot and shares a good chemistry with all the male actors.
- The supporting character actors like Johnny Lever, Sanjay Mishra, Mukesh Tiwari do well, as mentioned above its the actors that make the film watchable.
- The dialogues are good but some of them felt repetitive from many previous movies in the recent past.
- Limited songs (2-3) and those few aren’t senseless running around trees like in David Dhawan films. Music is blended seamlessly into the movie.
Why you could wait for the DVD release / television premiere of All the Best
- The background noise, the dress, the makeup and the behind the scenes clips in the end – the movie in its entirety is too loud.. screeches, grunts, weird noises could give you a headache.
- When every line in the script is written with the sole intention of making the audience laugh.. the storyline goes for a toss. So as expected, the plot of All the Best is outright stupid.
- The movie would be enjoyed more by the masses than the so-called classes, its strictly not for the section of the audience that wear their thinking caps while watching films.
Overall, its the collective performances by all actors involved and certain well-written scenes that make All The Best one of the better funny films this year.Rating:
Other Notes : Overheard a few conversations after the movie and many seemed to have enjoyed it. Do post your very own All the Best reviews below.
To those readers who wait for our reviews before deciding to watch the movie, we regret the delay in putting up the review.