Housefull 3 Hindi Movie Review

Its that type of a movie where your brains have no business inside the theatre. A logicless fun film with no place for a strong content, House Full 3 offer some genuine laughable moments but only in parts. The primary intention of the film is to entertain with slapstick comedies and the franchise is following that pattern right from the first film. But how far it has succeeded and what percentage of the audience the series has entertained is a different matter.
Personally, if you ask me I would say I enjoyed the first two films of the franchise and about the third, it didn't fully convince me but had moments here and there that tickled my funny bone. Slapstick humour is the genre of all Housefull movies and the film if you think deep, you can find lot of silly and stupid jokes that will test your senses for sure. But Housefull is one film which has no place for any intellectual and logical things, sequences and moments. If we expect such stuffs, it is we ourselves are to blame for that.
The story happens in UK where Batook Patel who is a wealthy businessman leading a luxurious life with his three daughters Ganga, Jamuna and Saraswati. Batook Lal is hesitant to get his daughters married. He believe doing that would bring ill luck to his family. The film basically goes about wandering through the senseless story of three boy friends coming into the life of the three heroines.
Housefull 3 is not a complete entertainer and the comedy that it has is only partly enjoyable. We have many intolerable humour that would find hard to make one laugh. Thats the biggest problem for the film as there are many areas where the comedy aspect has fallen flat without creating any effect.
At the end of the film, one would definitely feel tired with all those pathetic moments written not so cleverly. The partly enjoyable moments are the ones that gives little life to the film and takes it forward.
Akshay Kumar, Ritiesh Deshmukh and Abhishek Bachchan are the people who gives life to the film. At the same time, it was a disappointing efforts from the ladies Jacqueline Fernandes, Lisa Hayden and Nargis Fakhri. Their case was a classic example of over acting and expressionless faces. In a nutshell, the three leading ladies literally struggled to get going. Boman Irani was fine and funny as the millionaire Batook Patel. Jackie Shroff as the Don was stylish but had nothing to do. Chunkey Pandey appeared and acted quite boringly.
Housefull 3, if you dig and drill too much will be a total washout and disappointment. But if we just leave the sensible side of our brains at home for a little over two hours, you would find the film a partly enjoyable fun movie. I wasn't completely taken for a fun ride but the film gave some laughable moments for me. I am going with two out of five for Farhad-Sajid's Housefull 3.
Rating - 2 / 5

Ithu Namma Aalu - Tamil Movie Review

Their real life chemistry ended in a disappointing fashion years back but in Idhu Namma Aalu, Simbu and Nayanthara recreate a superb reel life chemistry making the film a thoroughly entertaining stuff. There is romance and good songs, there is love and break ups. Also there are many moments providing space for good laughter in INA making it a colourful film.
The story revolves around Shiva a fun loving and happy-go lucky guy. Myla and Priya are the two women who enters Shiva's life at different stage of his life. Loading flash back moments and touching the present, Idhu Namma Aalu moves along covering the romantic life of the three characters.
Director Pandiraj has his focus mainly on the lead actors namely Simbu and Nayanthara and tries to cash in on the past relationship of the actors. But in the process, the story at times takes a backseat. Also certain scenes mostly in the second half were unnecessarily stretched.
As a romantic and fun filled entertainer, INA has done justice to its genre. But some fine tuning in the latter half was badly required. Things just go on endlessly and someone somehow had to put a full stop to the proceedings that didn't happen.
The couples before engagement were maintaining a very serious approach towards each other and once engaged there were on the verge of break ups. The final break up as a result of that silly incident leading upto a big conflict involving the parents was a badly conceived idea and hard to believe.
Towards the final stages, the hero and heroine sharing their feelings through phone was a bit tiring too and doing nothing for the overall outcome. Still director Pandiraj has done his job in presenting a funny and romantic film.
Simbu and Nayanthara are the backbone of Idhu Namma Aalu and they have created a perfect chemistry between them bringing in lot of energy to make their on screen romance look lively and refreshing. Andrea Jeremiah is the other heroine and she cannot be sidelined here. Inspite of the screenplay giving more prominence for the romance of Myla, Andreah was able to make her presence felt.
Soori with his humour and witty one liners brought in additional support. Santhanam makes a cameo appearance along with Jai while Jayaprakash and other actors do the supporting roles.
Music is by Kuralarasan who is brother of Simbu. Songs were not bad with couple of them doing well. Cinematography was okay with reasonably done editing work.
Overall, Pandiraj has packaged Ithu Namma Aalu as a romantic comedy entertainer and is quite successful in that attempt. A better and crisp second half would have made things look more fine and beneficial for the film but even with it INA is a watchable affair. I am giving three out of five.
Rating - 3 / 5