Gone are the days when comedians like Jagdeep, Asrani, Mehmood, Johny Walker, and Rajendra Nath had fun with Bollywood cinema. Our Hindi cinema is imperfect without the pinch of comic satire. In old times, a Hindi film was not complete without a parallel love tale of a second lead actor often played by a comedian of repute.
‘Golmaal-Fun Unlimited’ is a comic escapade centered around four young boys, a young woman and an old couple. Four young men being referred to are Gopal (Ajay Devgan), Lucky (Tusshar Kapoor), Mahadev (Arshad Warsi) and Laxman (Sharman Joshi). They are good friends with one thing common in them, that is, their exceptionally mischievous acts throughout the film. Their unruliness soon gets them tossed out of the school and having no place to go, they landed at an old couple’s house (Paresh Rawal and Sushmita Mukherjee). The old couple is visually impaired and their son and his family live abroad.
To get a safe entry into their house, Gopal turns out with an extraordinary plan. He makes Laxman as their grandson who arrived from the US. As they try to execute the plan effectively, Rimmi Sen as their hot neighbour enters in the plot. Her impeccable beauty smites each one of the boys from the group and each one of them tried to get close with her. However, the naughty foursome discovers a shelter in the house of a visually impaired couple as their grandson. A cat-mouse game unfurls as Laxman’s body and Gopal’s voice makes for Sameer (The grandson from the US).
Rohit is upheld by an experienced technical group in his subsequent voyage and Neeraj Vora drives the group with his full capacities. If Vishal-Shekhar’s music works for the plot and brings out explicit characters very well through its disposition, it’s Aseem Bajaj who stands apart with his apt handling of cinematography division. Steven Bernard’s editing skill is another noteworthy feature for this film.
Among actors, Ajay Devgan has shown impeccable capacity in making a successful comedy. He excellently proves that his takes on comic satire is like ‘Hum Kisise Kum Nahin’. He has shown utmost guts and confidence in making his own place in the comic genre. Furthermore, what to state about this Arshad ‘Circuit’ Warsi, he is showing signs of improvement and betterment with his every film. From ‘Munnabhai MBBS’ to ‘Golmaal-Fun Unlimited’ he has overcome much and has made his own place in the satire genre.
Tusshar Kapoor is another fun character in the film. He might have failed as an independent actor in many films but his comic satire made him earn a successful place in the comic genre. Mukesh Tiwari and Anupam Shyam have failed to entertain the audiences and the critics much.
On the other hand, the godfather of comic satire Paresh Rawal has turned out to be the best comedian in the history of Hindi cinema without whom Bollywood is incomplete and imperfect at the same time.
However, ‘Golmaal-Fun Unlimited’ is a comic satirical film which is worthy of every penny. Perhaps, Golmaal looks lively, maybe excessively dynamic. The sets (craftsmanship structure by Narendra Rahurikar) shout in shades of brilliant orange and yellow. The cinematographer completes smooth employment however, with the edges and sharp shots. He intelligently evades close-ups of Devgan and Warsi, given that they scarcely look like school goers any longer, various reasons of how often they failed tests in any case. The on-screen characters obviously share an agreeable male holding, which is interpreted on the big screen. Their comic timing is exact and on time. In spite of the fact that Ajay Devgan is the pioneer of this important pack, his body language is excessively upright and fails to invoke immediacy.