Way un-Kool (kyaa Kool hain hum 3)
|Source: The Hitavada Date: 23 Jan 2016 11:46:21|
By Farina Salim Quraishi
The first thought which crosses one’s mind as the outrageous Kyaa Kool Hai Hum 3 (KKHH3) starts rolling is how on earth did the ‘Sanskari’ Censor Board even allow this film to unfold on the screens. Given the fact that even the kissing scenes in Spectre were chopped off and‘Angry Indian Goddess couldn’t get away with the word ‘Saala’; KKHH3 surprisingly runs the full mile in terms of crassness and crudity! To call this movie a comedy - adult or otherwise - is a gross overstatement, an insult to the genre itself. More of an unbearable sleaze fest than a ‘porn-com’, the film evokes smiles once in a while, and disgust for most part of its two hour run. KKHH3, far from being funny or cool in anyway, is just embarrassing. Plain and painfully embarrassing at that.
Much like its predecessors, this one too is about two guys- best friends - Kanhaiya (Tusshar Kapoor) and Rocky (Aftab Shivdasani). As their names indicate, Rocky is living a rocking life while the seedha saadha Kanhaiya is praying to Lord Krishana for true love. After an eminently unfunny mix up involving a ‘laundry’ guy and performance booster pills, Kanhaiya finds himself on the streets after his scandalised father kicks him out. With nowhere to go, Rocky convinces ‘homeless’ Kanhaiya to go to Thailand and give Mickey Singh (Krushna Abhishek), a hand in his business.
Once there, they find an outlandish Mickey running an adult film empire. Mickey wants them to be his adult movie stars. Any misgivings they have are assuaged by the most bizarre explanation on this planet. “I make models wear skimpy clothes so that I can clothe poor Somalian kids !!!” (huh, really??) Mickey tells them. And just like that Kanhaiya and Rocky agree to his proposition. The reason Mickey is desperate to have both the guys in his film is best left unsaid!
The duo are soon cast in spoofs of Bollywood blockbusters, like ‘Kholay’ (Sholay), ‘Ek Milan’ (Ek Villain) et all and are generally having a good time, till Kanhaiya falls in love. His ladylove Shalu (Mandana Karimi), after just one date and a song - tells Kanhaiya that she won’t marry without her father’s consent. To get his approval Kanhaiya needs his ‘sanskari’ family to meet hers. With no one to call on for help, Kanhaiya convinces his fellow adult film actors to double up as his family. How then the crazy mix-up and deceptions play out forms the rest of the film.
Well, for starters, no one really expected any need for grey cells while watching a film which calls itself a ‘porn-com’. What was unexpected though, was the total lack of sense, semblance and even shame on part of the makers while making it. The puerile film is packed to the rafters with sexual innuendos and double meaning dialogues, and sadly, none tickle your funny bone and are obnoxious and offensive.
The film instead of being a mad- cap comic caper is more of cringe-caper. Unfunny and unimaginative, the film dishes out jokes and lines of the lowest order. What on earth were scriptwriters Milap Zaveri and Mushtaq Sheikh thinking when they wrote such a shoddy script. It’s sans logic or coherence. It’s entire focus is to incorporate double entendres, stupid one-liners and crazy camera angles.
Talking of camera work, it focuses rather fixedly on the human anatomy; presenting select shots of the human body from all weird angles possible to ensure a titillating but they end up as being revolting.
Director Umesh Ghadge has taken the adult-themed jokes a bit too far. Also the parodies of iconic films like Mughal-e-Azam, Rockstar, or even Chennai Express are too vulgar and cheap to bear. The cheesy, supposed-to-be-naughty dialogues are an assault on your senses. Sample this, “Phoolon ka taron ka sabka kehna kai, itna kapda maine kabhi nahi pehna hai!!!!”
Of the actors, Tusshar Kapoor’s attempts to be the good guy in film are annoying. He just tries too hard. Also his cross-eyed expression whenever he sees the colour red is so not funny. The proverbial final nail in the coffin is his disgusting drag act! Aftab has a badly written role and delivers an equally below average performance. Mandana looks attractive but is so so wooden!
Only Krushna Abhishek puts up an earnest and funny performance. Other female leads including, Claudia Ciesla, Gizele Thakral and Meghna Naidu just heave and do weird, dirty gestures throughout the film. Sushmita Mukherjee as the mute aunt (replicating Tusshar’s mute act in Golmaal) just overacts and overacts. And then, it’s just a pain overload to see actors including, Darshan Jariwala, Shakti Kapoor and others struggling in their ridiculous roles.
All in all, people of sensible sensibilities and even without need stay way way away.
The Hitavada Rating : *