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Neither great nor grand

Neither great nor grand
Riteish Deshmukh, Aftab Shivdasani and Vivek Oberoi are back reprising their respective roles but this time, their comic tricks are an epic fail. “Great Grand Masti” revolves around the story of Amar Saxena (Riteish Deshmukh), Meet Mehta (Vivek Oberoi) and Prem Chawla (Aftab Shivdasani) who encounter a temptress Ragini (Urvashi Rautela) in a small town. Ragini is everything they had dreamt of. But how she slowly turns into their worst nightmare, forms the core of this supposed laugh riot.

The basic plot of the film is similar to the first film. Amar, Meet and Prem are fed up with their not-so-exciting lives. While Amar lives with his wife and annoying mother-in-law, Meet has a body builder brother-in-law to deal with. Now, the latter has a cosmic connection with his sister as they are twins. So if Meet is romancing his wife, his brother-in-law, wherever he may be, also gets excited, which is bizarre. In fact, there are too many things in the film that defy logic. 

Prem, on other hand, lives with his sister-in-law who looks hot but acts like a kid and therefore he never gets a chance to be with his wife. Now when these three friends are unsatisfied in their married life with the involvement of family members, they decide to try their luck elsewhere, and head off to Amar’s haveli in Dhoodwadi village. That’s when Urvashi Rautela comes into picture. She plays a ghost and her only wish is to have that one passionate night which she couldn’t, while she was alive. When Amar, Meet and Prem arrive at the haveli, they are fascinated by Ragini’s (Urvashi Rautela) beauty. They dance, have fun and then finally realize she is a ghost. Eventually more drama and chaos occur henceforth.

Apart from few comic cracks here and there, Great Grand Masti is a painful ride. The writers have used every Whatsapp joke possible in the film. Sonali Raut and Shreyas Talpade make an appearance in the film leaving the audience to wonder why. Aftab is unbearable for his annoying expressions and overacting while Vivek’s acting is over-the-top. Though Riteish he is a talented actor he hasn’t utilized his skills in the movie due to weak direction. Sanjay Mishra fails to add any comic element to the story. Urvashi Rautela is just about alright. As if the quavering story wasn’t enough, the makers have added random songs in the film, making it a difficult watch. In precise words, Great Grand Masti is neither great nor grand, and it doesn’t have any elements of masti either.
SHUBHAM KHANDELWAL

SHUBHAM KHANDELWAL

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