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Grand Masti: The Asli Dirty Picture
4 October, 2013
The only good thing about “Grand Masti” is that, at no stage have the producers pretended that it’s anything else but an “adult comedy,” probably India’s first mainstream production in this category, which unabashedly (and shamelessly) uses every trick in the book to bring lewdness to a level unseen in Bollywood so far.
If you have seen films like “American Pie” “Austin Powers” “The Naked Gun” and “There’s something about Mary” you will not find anything new.
But since it’s unlikely that a majority of the viewers would have seen these films and judging from the Box Office collections, this may start a new trend in Bollywood.
While “Masti”, released in 2003 had a semblance of a story and had a (somewhat) moral shade to it (and a song that’s loved by audiences till today: Dil De Diya Hai) the sequel has several episodes of unsophisticated comedy punctuated by what the director passes off as a story.
The camera focuses, daringly close, without any pretence, on good looking scantily clad women (I lost the number of counts this took place) throughout the film.
Just when you think Indra Kumar can’t be more offensive: he comes up with another scene that beats the previous one, determinedly.
I suppose the film could be fun for many people (as is evident by its box office collections) and one should not be judgemental.
(I admit the film did makes me chuckle more than once, the offensive clips notwithstanding)
We can’t blame the director as he did try “serious” cinema with a serious actor: Amir Khan (“Mann”) and it was a dud.
Popping champagne bottles at tactical moments, groping body portions, protruding body elevations, kneeling women (and men) un-clothed persons with pixalated portions at deliberate spots: You name it: the film has it…
The film is as crass as it can get using a string of unconnected incidents to carry the film forward, rather then a story (which is about three frustrated, married guys wanting to let off some of the steam at a college re-union shot at Baroda’s Laxmi Vilas Palace: which looks stunning and would put Karan Johar's movies to shame with its opulence.)
Kainaat Arora, Mariam Zakaria and Bruna Abdullah as the seductresses do their part well: that is, wearing as little possible as the censors allow.
The wives of the three heroes ( Ritesh Deshmukh, Aftaab Shivdasani and Oberoi) played by Sonalee Kulkarni, Karishma Tanna and Manjari Phadnis are passable and comedian Suresh Menon brings offensiveness to a new level.
Pradeep Rawat as the head of the college seems to be the only actor who takes his part seriously.
A good film for those who like that humour in the way portrayed in the film.
Not to be seen with family.
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