3 Good

Apna Sapna Money Money

I might be a little partial in this review. Only because I really like Ritesh Deshmukh and Shreyas Talpade as actors. The movie in itself wasn't all that bad. I liked the plot, and songs and the acting was well done -- over done, which, I believe, is the effect the director was going for.

Arjun (Talpade) is a car mechanic who is in love with Shivani (Riya Sen). Unfortunately, Shivani's father (Kher) feels that Arjun is good for nothing and doesn't accept the fact that they are in love with each other. When he arranges Shivani's marriage, Arjun comes up with a plan to stop the to-be groom from accepting the marriage by seeking the help of his cousin brother, Kisna (Deshmukh), who is on the run after conning a Nepali gang led by Rana Jang Bahadur (Chunky Pandey).

Meanwhile, Carlos (Shroff), world-famous underworld don is trying to get out of his debt by embezzling diamonds worth 50 crores. He seeks the help of sexy seductress, Saaniya (Jaitley), who hides the diamonds in a sandal. On their way to Mumbai, Kisna's and Saaniya's paths cross in the train. When Saaniya finds out that Inspector Namaane (Shetty) is after her, she hides the diamonds in Arjun's case.

Then, you can guess, the whole story revolves around Saaniya trying to get the diamonds back, while Kisna helps convince Shivani's father that Arjun is the right match, while falling in love with Julie (Mitra). From there, ensues many misunderstandings, new loves and hilarious laughter.

The acting was excellent. Kher does a great job playing a nearly-blind father, which is the cause for most of the confusion in the movie and the fun. Riteish's several faces keep me entertained until the end -- he does a great job with it. I say he has a knack for comedy, what with hits like Masti, Kya Kool Hai Hum and Malamaal Weekly. Talpade also does a good job in his portrayal of Arjun, the guy who wants the best for everyone. He's come pretty far from Iqbal, and I feel that he has a good future in acting ahead of him. Jaitley and the rest of the female crew do a good job as well. Jaitley's character was a little more in focus, I felt, since she was the "evil villian" in the movie. Sen and Mitra (Shivani and Julie, respectively) were both love interests and also had their fair share of the camera. Be sure to check out the special appearance by Rajpal Yadav, another awesome actor, whose character provides quite a few laughs towards the end of the movie.

Overall, it was an enjoyable movie. The songs were good, not great, but a good listen for the first couple of times. I'd recommend it for anyone who's a fan of Deshmukh, or Talpade (even both, like myself!). I didn't expect it to be as good as I thought. So, enjoy watching!