Thursday 10 April 2008
Arshad Warsi, Irrfan Khan, Rajpal Yadav, Juhi Chawla, Rajat Kapoor
Krazzy 4 is easy on your brains. It rests on a thin plot, but the makers have tried to package the proceedings with entertaining stuff. Sometimes it works, at times it doesn't. But the pros outweigh the cons. Also, let's get one thing straight?this isn't path-breaking cinema. It's targeted at the aam junta, not connoisseurs of cinema.
Also, one of its trump cards? sorry, make it two? are the dance numbers filmed on the two superstars, SRK and Hrithik. The two songs are enough to satiate the hunger of an avid moviegoer. Even the Rakhi Sawant track is an asset, since it's hugely popular with the desi junta.
In a nutshell, Krazzy 4 isn't the kind of cinema that would invite debates or discussions. Its intention is to make people leave the cineplex with a smile and it succeeds in its endeavour.
Arshad Warsi is Raja, truly the angry young man! His blood boils, his fists clench and he's ready to beat the daylights out of anyone who upsets him.
Irrfan Khan is Dr Mukherjee. He has decided that he's the captain of the team! But so obsessed is he by his need to be in control of every situation that he doesn't realise he's totally lost control of himself and his mind.
Rajpal Yadav is Gangadhar. He's marching to a beat only he can hear and fighting for a cause that's long over. But in his mind he's still fighting for Swaraj.
Suresh Menon is Dabboo. He's everybody's pet and everybody's protective of him. Even if he can hear and understand, Dabboo refuses to speak. And nobody knows why!
Dr Sonali [Juhi Chawla] is their doctor. She has faith that all they needs is a little time and lots of patience to make them part of the mad, mad, mad world out there.
Rakesh Roshan's story takes a leaf out of One Flew Over the Cuckoo?s Nest, while Ashwani Dhir's screenplay tries to pack everything that's available. The first hour is quite entertaining, with a few sequences compelling you to flex your facial muscles.
But the problem lies in its second hour. Too many cinematic liberties have been taken to reach the culmination and it doesn't really work at times. Even the end outside the hospital looks contrived.
Jaideep Sen shows a flair for comedy, but had the debutante director opted for a slightly novel screenplay, it would've taken the film to another level. A few comic scenes are well executed and, in terms of execution, Jaideep knows the grammar right.
Ashwani Dhir's screenplay may lack novelty, but the dialogues penned by him are witty and enjoyable. The cinematography is nice. Rajesh Roshan's music is up to the mark. The two tracks, filmed on the superstars, are top notch and the choreography, production design [of SRK track] and the visual effects [in Hrithik track] enhance the whole effect.
Arshad Warsi is the best of the lot. His character is bound to work with the moviegoers. Irrfan's role doesn't offer him much scope. Yet, the actor enacts his part with precision. Rajpal Yadav is quite funny at places. Suresh Menon is a surprise. He hardly utters a word in the film, but he delivers with expressions.
Juhi Chawla doesn't get ample opportunity. Dia Mirza is efficient. Zakir Hussain is okay. Rajat Kapoor is relegated to the backseat.
On the whole, Krazzy 4 is slightly above average, but the brand [Rakesh Roshan] coupled with the presence of the two superstars in the songs and some of the greatest comic actors should ensure positive returns at the box-office.
Rating: Three stars out of five