There is something so magical about Govinda and David Dhawan that nothing can disturb their chemistry — not even a shallow plot! He is no longer the David of Swarg and Raja Babu days. Now, he thrives on plush locations — of course, it’s another matter that we don’t recognise the Delhi, where the film is set. His actors sport the latest in fashion, except for Govinda, who still looks fresh in his clowning glory. He is the fulcrum of the film that relies on a half-page story. He plays the husband of a bossy wife (Sushmita Sen), trying to hide his illicit relationship with another woman (Lara Dutta).

As the nosy wife begins to suspect and calls a detective (Ranvir Shorey), Govinda hires a waiter (Riteish Deshmukh) to act as Lara’s boyfriend to nip the doubt in the bud. The fun begins when Govinda starts to suspect that something is cooking between the two.

A master at situation humour, David gets ample opportunities to tickle our funny bone. With Govinda in immaculate form, we get on to the fun ride. He teams well with his sidekick (Manoj Pahwa), but the rest could not join them in the party.

Riteish is dwarfed by Govinda in acting, and Sushmita and Lara have nothing much to do. Just like the film’s weak music score by Nadeem Sharavan.

After a roller-coaster first half, we expect David to tell a story; but he hardly relies on in-depth characterisation, and logic has to be logged off. As a result, the jokes begin to get stale, the sidekicks (Rajpal Yadav and Ali Asgar) begin to shout, and a hackneyed climax kills the joy.

Do Knot Disturb

Genre: Comedy

Director: David Dhawan

Cast: Govinda, Sushmita Sen, Lara Dutta, Ranvir Shorey, and Riteish Deshmukh

Storyline: Man with bossy wife tries to hide an extra-marital affair

Bottomline: Go only for Govinda