Golmaal Again Movie Review: Rohit Shetty's film is all about horror, guffaws and slapstick comedy

Golmaal Again Movie Review: If you find it hard digesting illogical humour, Rohit Shetty's film is not your cup of tea.

Reshu Manglik Reshu Manglik
Updated on: February 09, 2018 16:53 IST
golmaal again movie review
Ajay Devgn, Parineeti Chopra, Arshad Warsi, Shreyas Talpade with Rohit Shetty
  • Movie Name:Golmaal Again
  • Critics Rating: 3.5 / 5
  • Release Date: 20-10-2017
  • Director: Rohit Shetty
  • Genre: Horror-Comedy

Gopal and gang are finally here! Rohit Shetty is back after 7 years. Can’t say with a bang or not, yet. The question creeps around in our mind, will it be able to break the records of its predecessor Golmaal 3? Going by the audience on its first day first show, there are 50-50 chances. Golmaal loyals have rushed to the movie theatres for the love of the gang. But will it be able to pull-out the same magic as it created 7 years ago? Or will it be another addition to multiple failed Bollywood sequels? Let’s see.

Golmaal Again Plot

As it was fairly obvious in the trailer, this Golmaal is carrying a supernatural connotation. Gopal and team are orphans who’ve been raised in an orphanage run by a philanthropist Jamnadas. As they grow up they part ways only to work for real estate racketeers. Life takes an interesting turn when they come to know that their godfather Jamnadas is dead. As his funeral brings them to Ooty, where they spent their childhood, they are faced by ground-breaking revelations. Situations force them to live in a haunted house next to their childhood orphanage, Will they be able to move out of this mess?

Golmaal Again Review

The film follows the theme of paranormal, making it further interesting. You know our human tendency to be attracted towards the unsolved mysteries. The spookiness, though comic, can be spotted right from the beginning of the film. Gopal (Ajay Devgn) is a daredevil, but he shits his pant as soon as he spots something spooky. Lucky (Tusshar Kapoor) is a muted laugh-instigator in the film, following the tradition. Madhav (Arshad Warsi) is a namesake-goon who loves  to meddle with Gopal and his ally, Lakshman (Shreyas Talpade). They are fractionated into two gangs, who cannot stand each other, just like the previous Golmaals. All the five of the gangs remain same, although some additions and removals were seen in the remaining cast. They were pleasant, though!

Rohit Shetty’s fourth Golmaal follows the tradition of its ancestors, which is a noteworthy detail of the film. Every Shetty fan would give a sigh of relief that he didn’t revised the story into something unrecognisable. Golmaal Again draws inspiration from its previous parts, making it easy for the audience to relate. Even after 7 years, Vasooli bhai remains the same, although his love interest has now moved to Johnny Lever, who leaves the audience in split with his bipolar issues in the film. The character of Serpent boy is a refreshing revival to our old Golmaal memories. 7 years later,  he still sticks out his tongue like a repel, inciting a thunderous laughter in the theatre. Vrajesh Hijri was an inspector, and still remains a cop the sequel as well. Although his cameo has been shorten up a bit.

Prakash Raj never fails to amaze us. His performance in Golmaal Again as a real estate honcho Vasu Reddy reminds us of his fantabulous show in Singham, in which he shared the screen space with Ajay Devgn. He plays the same wicked real estate mafia who becomes a petrified cat even with a mild instigation.

Johnny Lever throws the audience in splits as soon as he flashes on the screen. We know somewhere in the back of our mind, that he’ll `crack a slapstick joke the moment he opens his mouth. His frequent fits of memory loss has certainly added the humour quotient of the film.

Tabu plays the narrator of the film and also a librarian who can communicate with the spirits. Her antics during the climax left the audience gasping for air. Her hilarious sermons with wittingly rhyming words like ‘Cold Cream’ and ‘Plasma’ were one of the attention-grabbing  portions of the film.

Parineeti Chopra, for the first time plays a friendly ghost on the silverscreen. She’s perhaps one of the prettiest ghost Indian cinema has witnessed over time. Though her role wasn’t as elaborate as the five of gang, it was crisp and engaging. The actress has done cent per cent justice to the role of a dead girl Khushi.

What to say about Ajay Devgn and team. They were fabulous as they were in the previous instalments of Golmaal franchise. After playing the part for several years, they have accustomed to the characters of Gopal, Lakshman, Lakshman, Lucky and Madhav. You can’t help but smile at their antics. Their amazeballs show in the film wasn’t a surprise.

Sanjay Mishra’s cracked-up English with absolutely inane spellings is perfectly times and thankfully not overdone. He appears now and often in the film, to brighten up the prospect.

Neil Nitin Mukesh is a surprise antagonist in the film. The actor is looking dapper, all dressed in tuxedo but we wished his role has been extended a bit.

Arshad Warsi’s incessant jokes on the vast age…uh!.. generation gap between Ajay Devgn and Parineeti Chopra was legit and witty. A romantic angle between Devgn and her was the last thing I was wishing to see in Golmaal Again. Thank heavens, it did not happen, as Parineeti turned out to be the baby girl who was raised by this gang of five.

Nana Patekar’s invisible presence in the film is the most amusing part for sure. No, not that Patekar was playing a ghost. It was just that the ghost was obsessed with Nana and his films that the body possessed would sound like Nana Patekar and utter some dialogues from his famous films. Accha hai!

For Rohit Shetty lovers, there’s a surprise. You won’t see flying cars in Golmaal Again. Instead, flying books are now Shetty’s thing! Yes, flying books which will avenge Khushi’s untimely death. Who would have thought of books as a powerful weapon to assault people with? Well, Rohit Shetty did!

The film could have been better, for the fact that this time Shetty had a strong storyline to continue with. The tragic end of two lives, a foul murder and a haunting spirit; a lot could've done with Golmaal Again, but the crux of the film was stuck around slapstick comedy and sans logic jokes. Anyway, Golmaal was never about logic. Was it?

Golmaal Again Trailer