CAST & CREW
The story is about two men trying to woo the same girl desperately so that she falls for them first and then how both of them compete to get away from the girl as first as they can before the other.
Rishi Malhotra ( Tusshar Kapoor) and Karthik Iyer ( Shreyas Talpade) are friends working for an event management company who soon find themselves at loggerheads with each other as both falls for the same girl. They are smitten by Shabana ( Minissha Lamba), one of the contestants in the beauty pageant that their company is organizing and vie for her attention.
Throughout the first half, they keep proving themselves in front of her, by giving her tips and helping her move forward in the competition. She does win a few rounds but loses the crown and saddened by this; she leaves for Goa.
The second half comes with a twist where it is revealed that Shabana lives with her uncle in Goa who is a big Don and has now captured Rishi and Karthik and kept them under surveillance. The two are tested each day by the Don ( Satish Kaushik) to assess who’s a better match for his niece and would be a good successor for him.
The heroes instead of proving themselves better are now underperforming to move away from this unpleasant situation and to release themselves from the shackles of Shabana and her uncle. Will they be successful in doing that or one of would end up marrying Shabana? Watch the movie and find out!
Where comedy can be a good genre to make a successful film given the entertainment value it has, it can also destroy the film if it’s slapstick, stretched and tried too hard to be funny. This is sadly the case with Hum Tum Shabana.
With no progression of the story in the first half, it seems as if the second half is on a crazy spree with the immediate turn of events and the story trying too hard to perform itself. The comedy is painful, and the script has nothing very original to offer.
The star performances are quite average with Tusshar Kapoor merely extending his role in Golmaal, except with voice here and Shreyas Talpade not making much of effort to be different.
Minissha Lamba and Pia Trivedi are kind of tolerable with Lamba proving yet again of her limited acting capabilities. Satish Kaushik does justice to his role, but we can’t blame him for the fallacies in the plot and direction.
Some good hummable music. Satish Kaushik is to watch out for. A visually colorful movie.
What’s not there?
The editing and effects are like as if done by an amateur. A good, focussed plot with actually funny comedy. Too many attempts at making the story work, but hardly any of them does.
If you want to find out why Sagar Ballary made this film after making good films like Bheja Fry and Bheja Fry 2, watch this film. This one might leave our Beja fried.
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