Look for some genuine belly laughs from this no-brainer comedy and you will Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge .Okay, we all know intelligent comedies are dead, but our hope for one is not. And to be fair, DRJ does stab you at times with its infectious silliness and makes you snicker with his juvenile humour. But for its most part, the film is a heap of silly slapstick that fails to stick for someone searching (dhoonding, anyone?) for two-plus hours of pure fun, even on a paid-for ticket.
Cast: Paresh Rawal, Johnny Lever, Kunal Khemu, Soha Ali Khan
Kunal Khemu plays a chartered accountant whose honesty has led him to the rock bottom of lifeâ€¦Always is the caseâ€¦ Paresh Rawal plays a flop film producer burdened in debt. The duo team up to make a couple of easy crores by raising finance for a movie, embezzling a fat part of it into their own pockets, and with the remaining amount make a film that they want to flop in its first show so they wonâ€™t have to pay back the investors.
To further ensure the filmâ€™s doom, Kunal ropes in his overacting Bengali girlfriend ( Soha Ali Khan ) as the heroine, while Paresh ropes in as hero an out-of-luck superstar ( Sonu Sood ) whose last few films were superflops. As the final nail in the coffin, they get a failed writer ( Johnny Lever ) with an irrevocably muddled imagination.
Titled â€˜Solay Se Lagaan Takâ€™, the film is made to bite the box office dust. But what if it becomes a superhit!!!
The first half of DRJ fizzles out somewhere between yawns and cola gulps. The film just fails to draw a viewer in. Things gather a little momentum when the film within the film begins to get made and spoofs of Bollywood blockbusters like Solayâ€¦sorry!â€¦ Sholay , Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge , Gadar and Lagaan are hurled at you.While most of the gags fall flat on face, some manage to bring a chuckle or two. But instead of feeling joyous, you feel embarrassed for having related to the buffoonery on the screen.