Sajid Khan's movie Humshakals had a great opening on the first day, with the movie even beating the Box Office collection of Holiday and 2 States. Now a lot of people including myself are shocked at this, simply because the movie didn't deserve such a huge opening, at least if the critics review is anything to go by.
While some critics gave 1.5 stars, others gave 0 stars; the movie has been called boring, dim-witted and outrageously irritating. Some of the daily newspapers have even asked a ban on Sajid Khan's films. After the Himmatwala debacle, one would expect Sajid to be more cautious for his next movie, but knowing that Sajid wrote this story during that phase, maybe it was obvious the movie would be this bad.
But for Saif Ali Khan, this is a new low, the man is a great actor whose performance in Omkara is still remembered today, he has given quite a goo hits like Cocktail and Love Aaj Kal in the recent years but this film has brought his career to a new low, The movie was so not his stature, same goes with Riteish Deshmukh who is brilliant at comedy and now we'll be seeing him in a negative role in his upcoming movie, Ek Villain. As far as the promos of the Ek Villain is concerned, Riteish seems to have given a good performance but hopefully it doesn't go unnoticed due to this huge debacle of Humshakals.
Well coming to the movie, Humshakals can get really torturous to watch in the theatres and while there are many reasons for it, I am going to be listing just the top 10 reasons why the movie is outrageously torturous.
10 Reasons Why Humshakals Is Torturous To Watch:
Prince Charles is part of a board meeting in a private company and he can apparently speak as well as understand Marathi and Hindi. Really? Like when did that happen?
Sajid has invented a new dish, cocaine ke parathe. Now I didn't know that this was possible. But hats off to the chef!
Playing with the ECG machine brings the father back from coma, and sends him back again. Wah wah kya baat hain?
Tamanna: Aap bahut witty hain
Saif: Aur aap Churchgate. Witty, VT, Churchgate.
Too many humshakals, each person having two doppelgangers is very confusing and irritating.
Himmatwala is used as a weapon to torture the patients. Now well if Sajid knew how torturous his movie can be then why make another one?
Drinking a liquid made by bad doctor can turn you into behaving like a dog. What an invention?
Guess what the mental asylum in Sajid's world use to catch patients? A butterfly net. Yes now you can catch people with one of those.
There are scenes in London and Mauritius, but the film is shot mostly within what is called a paagal khana, stuffed with a lot of white people behaving like Bollywood's idea of mental patients.
Ram Kapoor in drag, oh the sight is just dreadful!