Anees Bazmee never ceases to surprise. Some of his most illogical films have gone on to become the biggest successes.
DIR: Anees Bazmee
CAST: Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Sunil Shetty, Akshaye Khanna, Sushmita Sen, Kangna Ranaut, Neetu Chandra
What it's about: Anees Bazmee never ceases to surprise. Some of his most illogical films have gone on to become the biggest successes. Perhaps that gaveu00a0 the director the confidence to take his script for granted. And this time, Anees crosses all the boundaries to deliver a mish-mash in the name of comedy. The toughest part is to explain the film's story.
Yash (Dutt) and Raj (Khanna) are crooks who loot a bank in a small town and run away to Durban. The bank manager Zandu Lal (Rawal) who gets blamed for the robbery tracks them down and wants to have them arrested with the help of bumbling cop Arjun Singh (Anil Kapoor).
To pay him back, they loot a minister's house. The same night the minister is killed by Marcos (Sunil Shetty) and his gang who've come looking for some diamonds, only to learn that Yash and Raj have them. Now the two crooks are not only being chased by cops but also robbers and all kind of madness unfolds.
To add to the confusion Raj falls in love with Sanjana (Ranaut) who is the police commissioner's (Shakti Kapoor) daughter. His other daughter Kajal (Sen) has a split personality disorder and tries to kill her husband Arjun at least once a day. All characters end up in the same place in a typical '80s type climax with the diamonds being thrown round.
What's hot: Full marks to the producers for making the film on such a grand scale despite knowing that the story didn't have a head or a tail. Bazmee, as usual, relies heavily on his screenplay to raise the laughs, which only happens a handful of times in the entire film. For a director who's known for his slapstick and loud humour, the surprising part is the few laughs come in only in the most subtle moments.
One really feels bad for all the actors who are the only saving grace. Anil Kapoor, Akshaye Khanna and Paresh Rawal seem inspired and committed to their parts. Sushmita Sen manages to look stunning but doesn't have much to do in the film. Sunil Shetty is effective as the don. Neetu Chandra in a guest appearance shows sincerity. The scene-stealer of the film is Sanjay Dutt with his impeccable comic timing. He adds dignity to even the most ridiculous scenes.
What's not: When you go to see an Anees Bazmee film, you know what to expect. He specializes in making multi- starrers with several layers filled with madness; and this has worked in films like No Entry and Welcome. But this time he misses the mark by miles. No Problem has no plot, no funny scenes, terrible dialogues and the worst musical score. It seems like a rehash of many films, including some of Bazmee's own.
There is nothing original, clever or even remotely interesting to keep you engrossed in the proceedings. It reeks of contempt for the audience and it's shocking that someone as selective as Anil Kapoor is a co-producer of a film like this. Men dressed up in monkey suits and random blondes in bikinis gyrating to noisy songs make matters worse. Kangna's comic timing is disastrous she should stick to playing disturbed characters. Even her make-up and hair look skewed.
What to do: Watching this will only add to your problems stay home and watch a re-run of No Entry instead.