3.5 Very Good

Golmaal Returns is the sequel to Golmaal which released in 2006. The first part did hit business and it really wasn’t a comic masterpiece that its made out to be. Nevertheless, some of the characters in Golmaal really stood out. Tusshar Kapoor’s character is a favorite of many. Sharman Joshi, who will be most definitely missed in the second part, delivered a great performance with almost perfect comic timing. The funny trailers of Golmal Returns have succeeded in creating hype and curiosity around the movie.

For Golmaal Returns, Sharman Joshi is replaced by the equally talented Shreyas Talpade. Rimi Sen is missing instead we have Kareena Kapoor, Amrita Arora, Celina Jaitley and Anjana Sukhani to add to the glamour.

Gopal (Ajay Devgan) with his wife Ekta (Kareena Kapoor), his sister Esha (Amrita Arora) and a crazy brother-in-law Lucky (Tusshar Kapoor) live a happy life until one day Gopal and Lucky come across Meera (Celina Jaitley).

In their attempts to save Meera from some bullies Gopal and Lucky end up spending a night with her in a yatch which becomes a fodder to Ekta’s suspicion. To escape his wife’s fury Gopal tells her about a friend Anthony Gonsalves, whom she has never heard of before. Not so convinced by his tale for his night out, Ekta invites Anthony home. Gopal somehow finds out about his wife’s plan to catch him red handed and convinces his junior Laxman (Shreyas Talpade) to act as Anthony. To add to his trouble, Anthony who lives in the address given by Gopal lands up all of a suddenl. When he struggles his way out of this misery, Madhav (Arshad Warsi) a police officer, investigates Gopal and Lucky about a dead body that was found on the yatch on the same day they spent a night with Meera. All become the prime suspects for the murder and this leads to a confusion. How the mystery is solved forms the rest of the tale.
If you expect Golmaal Returns to be a fast paced roller coaster ride, filled with funny one liners, rib tickling sequences with brilliant performances by the lead stars; you probably will be sorely disappointed. Its the extremely poor script that lets the whole movie down. Some of the sequences are so poor, that its just a pain to sit through this, it really is! Also a few would probably even feel offended by some of the scenes that even goes as far as to make fun of the disabled.

The first half is silly and has nothing much to offer in terms of entertainment, the pace too is quite slow. The least you would expect after a torturous first, is a better second half. And as it turned out, the second half is no better, infact in the last hour the movie dips to an all time low. Seriously, what were the makers thinking??

Coming to the music. the only song that stands out is Tha Karke.

The only saving grace of Golmaal Returns is the decent performances, yet cant match Golmaal. Tusshar Kapoor is brilliant and delivers by far the best performance. Shreyas Talpade is great, as always, with his superb comic timing. Arshad Warsi is wasted. Ajay Devgan does a decent job. Kareena Kapoor looks gorgeous, acts well. Amrita Arora, Celina Jaitley, Anjana Sukhani have nothing much to do except look good. The rest of the character actors, support ably.
But last of all i like it.