As far as the genre of adult comedy is concerned, Grand Masti is one step ahead of No Entry and Masti and perhaps that’s why Indra Kumar has moved from titles such as Dil and Ishq to Dhamaal and Masti and precedes it with ‘Grand’. As far as cinematic form is concerned, Grand Masti is nothing more than cheap revelry that can be watched only for some corny jokes.
Though it is the story of three married men who go astray, Kumar is not looking for the family audience here. With a wafer-thin storyline, he repeats the idea of the original Masti.
The three bored men try to have some fun at their college reunion but inadvertently get trapped. There is very little left for imagination as the director employs in-your-face humour and comes up with crass jokes on the male and female forms. Writer Milap Zaveri finds double meaning in the most innocuous of lines and situations and his dialogues abound in obscenity with total disrespect for women. The film takes us so far away from reality that father-daughter, husband-wife and teacher-student relations lose their sanctity.
Individually Vivek Oberoi, Riteish Deshmukh and Aftab Shivdasani might not be able to carry off even a television episode but together they come up with moments of daftness. Particularly, Riteish who has been part of many such films, plays out the situational humour with gusto. Karishma Tanna, Manjari Phadnis, Kainaat Arora and Bruna Abdullah doll up for the occasion.
As is the case with such ventures, by the second hour, Milap runs out of his lame gags and his jokes prove inadequate to keep us hooked to the charade.
Genre: Adult Comedy
Cast: Vivek Oberoi, Riteish Deshmukh, Aftab Shivdasani, Karishma Tanna, Manjari Phadnis, Bruna Abdullah
Storyline: Three men bored of their insipid married lives, plan a wild adventure at their college reunion!
Bottomline: The forced humour obviously falls flat