After super-successful films like Welcome and Singh Is King, the director-actor duo, Anees Bazmee and Akshay Kumar have once again come together for the film Thank You. With a multi-starrer cast and having one of the most safest story line based on philandering husbands, the expectations from the film definitely becomes grave. The promos promises a paisa wasool laughathons.
Thank You is an extension of films like Shaadi No. 1, No Entry, Masti and the Hollywood film The Seven Year Itch. All these film talk about philandering husbands and their extra-marital affairs. Howevere, Thank You adds up a detective who is incidentally hired by both the sides- husbands as well as the wives. This thief-detective idea made the film more of a Tom and Jerry film. Nevertheless, a story line of this kind has a lot of scope to explore and make the film a full-on entertainer.
However, the film fails to meet all the expectation. While, the first half of the film is totally entertaining, with Bazmee in all his element, the second half of the film falls apart making the viewer impatient and intolerable. The second half of Thank You is so confused that at the end, the film leaves you wondering what did you see, instead of a smile on your face.
Thank You suffers from weak screenplay writing, especially the second half of the film. The efforts of the on-screen players to make you laugh can be clearly seen, but their jokes fall flat on your ears. This leaves the viewer exhausted at the end of the film.
Akshay Kumar will be loved in the role of an extra-marital counselor. He is best at his comic timing as usual. Irrfan Khan is superb in the role. He is perfect at his comic timing and keeps you glued to the screen with his corny and cheesy lines. He leaves a unforgettable impression on screen. Suniel Shetty contributes to some good moment, while Bobby Deol is totally out of place in Thank You.
Sonam Kapoor looks terribly out of sync in the film. Her make up in Thank You is just not right at all, she sometimes looks glamorous and sometime pale on-screen. Celina Jaitley gets very limited scope with her character disappering in the second half of the film. Rimi Sen is best of the ladies lot. Mallika Sherawat sizzles in the item number. Vidya Balan is wasted in the cameo.
On the whole, Thank You is an average weekend watch, with an entertaining first hour. However, after films like Welcome and Singh Is King one expects, Akshay-Bazmee duo to make a hat-rick with this comedy flick too. But, its a thumps down for all.