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Kya Super Kool Hain Hum review: Risqué but not crass

Movie:
Kya Super Kool Hai Hum
Director:
Sachin Yardi
Cast:
Riteish Deshmukh, Tusshar Kapoor, Sarah Jane Dias, Neha Sharma
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Let’s get this straight (pun intended). The film is a messy mix of jokes that are forwarded on your mobile, word-play (vet mistaken for wet; discs pronounced as dicks), and mistaken identities. You could call it an Indianised and far more likeable desi American Pie.

Our desi Dumb and Dumber—Adi (Tusshar Kapoor) and Sid (Riteish Deshmukh) are both struggling in their respective professions. The two are roommates and while supporting the other, also let out a good laugh on the other’s downfall.

Of course, this is the type of film where the two average looking bums manage to win the love of women completely out of their league. Adi falls in love with rich Simran (Neha Sharma) and proposes within nine days of meeting her.

Confused and eager to get away, she lies to him about liking girls. He’s full of disbelief but she ropes in best friend Anu (Sarah Jane Dias) to play the part of her lover. Of course as coincidences go in films such as these, she’s the girl Sid falls for. Now both friends are heartbroken as the girls they’re in love with are supposedly engaged to each other!!

Full marks to the writers for not holding back and writing a truly outrageous script. Sadly, the film doesn’t sustain the delicious audacity it starts with. While they present the two girls as lesbians quite nonchalantly, you often have characters from both genders exclaiming to prove their heterosexuality, ‘Main vaisa/vaisi nahin hoon! (I am not like that)'. Again the portrayal of a homosexual man is stilted as shown as a sex-starved whacko.

The spoofs on several films and celebrities is super-fun. The take-off on Devdas (with a twist), Vicky Donor, and Singham (called Chingum) are especially hilarious, as are the spoofs on tarot card reader Sunita Menon and director Rohit Shetty. You’ll also see the two heroes in a lively song where they dance to words like , ‘Hum aaye hain UP Bihar lootne.’

Then you have the other silly jokes like Adi actually picking up a piece of bread to raise a ‘toast’, or Sid returning a compliment of ‘You are so witty’, with a ‘You are so Churchgate’. (Witty pronounces exactly like VT, a Mumbai train station. Churchgate is also a local Mumbai train station.)

While the film includes sex jokes and innuendos every now and then, it’s not as offensive as one would expect. Perhaps the idea is to include those who like their humour risqué, not crass. In fact their posters are far more offensive, than the film itself.

The insinuation of several famous film dialogues like, ‘’ and ‘Tere Paas Kya Hai’, could have been used to more hilarious effect.

Riteish Deshmukh is effortlessly funny and charming in his smart-alecky role. Tusshar Kapoor manages as well—except that the film will put you through watching Kapoor in a drag, and more agonizingly, in tiny shorts ala John Abraham. That this dare-bare act impresses the pretty girl can happen only in a movie like this. But if the film shows the girls in swimsuits, it gets the men to strip as well.

Neha Sharma and Sarah Jane Dias play the love interest and both do well. Sharma ( Crook, Teri Meri Kahaani) is confident and exuberant. Dias (Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai, Game) scores with her screen presence and supermodel looks. While they play the love interests, they’re not the babes-in-the-woods like most conventional Bollywood heroines.

Director Sachin Yardi tells the story in his usual, unapologetic style. One would call the film clumsy, had it not been funny. But humorous it is, even if in parts. Worth a watch, if you’re not very high-brow or prudish when it comes to humour.

Rating: 3 stars

 

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