After doing a cricket-based drama Patiala House, Bollywood star Akshay Kumar is back on the big screen with multi-starrer comedy Thank You, a funny take on extra-marital affairs. The film releases Friday.
Produced by UTV Motion Pictures and Hari Om Productions, the film is about three married men trying to have some fun outside their marriages. Apart from Akshay the film stars Bobby Deol, Irrfan Khan, Suniel Shetty, Rimi Sen, Celina Jaitly and Sonam Kapoor.
In the film, three best friends and business partners - Raj (Bobby), Yogi (Suniel) and Vikram (Irrfan) - are portrayed as womanizers. Their wives are clueless about their husbands cheating on them with every pretty girl they lay their eyes on.
However, their supposedly happening world is rocked when Raj's wife Sanjana (Sonam) begins to suspect her husband and hires a private detective, Kishan (Akshay) to keep an eye on him.
Kishan has built his reputation as a man who saves marriages by getting philandering husbands to mend their ways. However, in this particular case, Kishan gets into trouble when he falls in love with Sanjana, which means he may not be acting in her best interest. Soon follows a crazy cat and mouse game, where Kishan tries to catch the husbands red-handed.
Directed by Anees Bazmee, who has given hits comic capers like No Entry, Singh Is Kinng and Welcome, Thank You promises some really ribtickling moments.
It was originally suppose to star Katrina Kaif, but Sonam later stepped in.
Since the film is on infidelity, it has some steamy scenes and scorchy dance numbers. But Bobby refused to do some dance moves.
Mallika Sherawat is doing an item number 'Razia' in the film.
A re-mixed version of 'Pyaar do pyaar' lo from Jaanbaaz has been used in the film, where Akshay, Bobby, Irrfan and Suneil were supposed to dance on the song shot in a night club with women dressed in bikinis.
One of the dance steps had the boys spanking the dancers on their buttocks, but Bobby flatly refused to the dance step and he was not comfortable with it. However, the song is already popular among music buffs as it can be frequently heard on radio stations.
The film has been extensively shot in the exotic locales of Toronto, Vancouver and Ontario.
The film's storyline reminds one of Indra Kumar's 2004 comedy Masti that had Vivek Oberoi, Riteish Deshmukh and Aftab Shivdasani. It did good business.
Bazmee's last release No Problem failed to rake in the moolah at the box-office. Similarly, Akshay's Patiala House also proved to be a dud.
Thus, Thank You is important for both of them.