Thursday, July 27, 2006

Golmal (2006) - Hindi Movie Review

Ranking: 4/5

One line review: Movie is total timepass!

Cast: Sharmaan Joshi, Ajay Devgan, Arshad Warsi, Tushar Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, etc.
Director: Rohit Shetty
Music: Vishal Dadlani and Shekar Ravjiani


This is a Malyalam movie remade into Tamil and Telugu before making its way into Bollywood. For most people Malyalam movies fall into the Serious Movie category but truly you will be surprised to see how many comedy movies they make every year. But one thing is for sure Malyalam comedy is subtle and not always as loud of Tamil, Telugu, or Hindi movies. And also most serious movie also has a touch of comedy entwined in them. And yes Golmal is a funny movie and can be enjoyed to full extent. I am not sure if it will be worth watching it again but it surely is a decent movie for one-time-viewing.

The story is about Sharmaan Joshi and college going lad and three of his friends who take advantage of his innocent character due to which he eventually gets kicked out of college. Nowhere to go and chased by debtors the four of them take refuge in the house of a blind couple. Of course the blind couple is expecting their grandson from America and one of the dudes becomes the imposter.

The twist in the story is that Sharmaan becomes the grandson and Ajay becomes the voice of the grandson. And another sub-plot is that of a gangster team who are trying to steal a box which presumably has money in it. Unfortunately for the gangster team they get beaten up by Sharmaan and his friends unintentionally. Of course there is a heroine which Sharmaan, Arshad, and Ajay are pining for and Tushar plays a mute guy.

The story is predictable but still brings a lot of laughter although like I mentioned earlier don't know if it will funny when I see it again. Tushar as the mute guy is very very hilarious. Sharmaan as the innocent college student is also very funny and he surely keeps us at the edge of the seat. Ajay as the serious but funny guy who lands everyone in trouble is also funny at times but otherwise is just okay. Arshad, needs to loose some weight. Being how tall he is, he just looks like a jadi (you know the one in which they store pickles) or stocky! But he is funny at times too. Most of the movie it is Sharmaan or Tushar who make you laugh the most.

I would surely recommend this movie to be seen if you can understand Hindi else a lot of things will be lost in translation. When you have nothing much to do and want to chillout without getting too tensed...Golmal will be your perfect companion!

4 comments:

Kasi Alagappan said...

I was about to ask why there arent much hindi movies in the Chennai Talkies (last I read was only RDB here) and before I could actually do so you posted this!
Oh so this time it isnt Priyadarshan league with the Malayalam-Comedy flick-remade-into-Hindi movie like Hera Pheri, Hulchul,Garam Masala, Malamaal Express,Chup Chup ke etc
I havent seen Golmaal-2006 ( Tho' I love Golmaal of yesteryears which also came with the same name with Rajini in Tamil). What it seems to me from the storyline is like what I saw in a tamil movie 'London' though the context is different there. But that was disgusting though; had total incoherence in the screenplay. Made a mockery of basic logic and Pandiarajan irritated all the more there.
PS: I'd strongly recommend to watch 'London' too if you hadnt seen it ; would be a great acid test for your resistance and tolerance levels!)

Anu Russell said...

Kasi,

I see a lot of movies and they include Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, English and a once in a while a Mallu movie too...and yes Golmal was made with Rajni in Tamil called "Thillumullu." and it is my personal favorite and showcased Rajni is a class comedian with or without meesai ;)!

Also I have seen London and did not in the least find it funny although I think it is the same plot Golmal...but Golmal in Hindi is a much better fare and the comedy sequences are also not so boring...

Kasi Alagappan said...

Ya 'Thillu mullu', I dont know how came I goofed up the title..

Kavita said...

hey wats the name of the malayalam movie?

trying to remember but cant get it...

and i remember running into you at the Royal sweets one day..