Makers of the film Humshakals has been claiming to offer nine times the fun but it seems the makers' sense of fun is way too low. Multi starrer flick featuring Saif Ali Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, Ram Kapoor, Esha Gupta, Bipasha Basu and Tamanna Bhatia has made a grand release today but the film has very little to leave any grandness.
The movie Humshakals has introduced the concept of
triple roles in Indian cinema for the first time and has involved
quite many popular comedy actors in the film but sadly, the film
lacks in good sense of humour and strong punch lines. Although,
Riteish who has established himself as a good comic hero has
offered some fine humour while, Saif and Ram also could bring out
some laughter through their comic timings, but to make a film run
well, a lot more is needed.
To give a hint of the story of Humshakals, Saif
(Ashok), a millionaire's son and Riteish (Kumar) are best friends
who are unaware of their look-alikes who in turn also have
look-alikes. On the other side Ram (Mamaji) who is Saif's wicked
uncle also has two look-alikes, neither of whom are aware about the
funny thing. And to make things even more confusing for the
characters, all the three look-alikes of the three characters also
have the same names
Humshakals offers some cheesy comic sense on which the
audience can have a laughter only out of force and the actors have
very little to be blamed for that.
While, most part of the film Humshakals appears to be a
dull watch, certain scenes when Saif, Riteish and Ram come in their
female avatars do bring some laughter for the audience. Like any
Khan movies, female leads, Bipasha, Esha and Tamanna have very
little to showcase other than their glamour quotient and the ending
of the film is as disastrous as the most hyped dialogue "Hum Pagal
Nehin Hain...Hamara Dimag Kharab Hai" in the film.
Although, the director Sajid Khan tried to offer something new
with the concept of triple roles in Humshakals but sadly
the director has ended up making something below his original
All in all, Sajid Khan's Humshakals proved out to be nine times
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Although Humshakals offers some good hilarious moments but most
of the punch lines will make you ask yourself 'Why am I
Saif Ali Khan
While making Humshakals Sajid Khan must have decided that he
will not allow any bit of realism in his so claimed 'nine times the
Three Lead Ladies
In one scene Satish Kaushik uses Sajid Khan's prior film
Himmatwala as a measure of torture. We think Sajid Khan's next film
will use Humshakals for the same reason.
Saif And Tamanna
The film has a wicked doctor who is so genius that he invented a
drug which can make a human behave like a dog. And then he gets his
two assistants look and sound like Saif and Riteish, that too just
in a few days space. Who says India is not a developed
Riteish And Bipasha
The actors tried their best to generate 'nine times the fun' but
with nine times the dull script, what can be expected.
Esha Gupta Tamanna Bipasha
And the special appearance by Prince Charles further adds to the
senseless script as why would Prince Charles attend a private
To talk about the music of Humshakals, other than the song
'Caller tune' none of the tracks are catchy enough. And very few
songs in Bollywood can match the disgust offered by the song 'Hum
pagal nehi hai bhaiya'. Well done Himesh Reshamiyan.
Beauties Of Humshakals
Sajid Khan keeps up his trend of keeping the female characters
just as a glamour quotient.
Female Version Of Humshakals
And the conclusion of the film will make you hate yourself
thinking what on the earth made you decide to watch this film;
especially when Saif makes a heroic jump to take off a time bomb
from his paralysed father's neck and diffuse it just like he says
in his Amul Macho ad, 'Bade Aram se'.