Great Grand Masti

by P Sinha

 Posted on 15-Jul-2016 01:49 AM

Great Grand Masti has a wafer thin story-line and relies heavily on gags to keep the film moving. The three friends from the Masti series Amar Saxena (Ritesh Deshmukh), Meet Mehta (Vivek Oberoi) and Prem Chawla (Aftab Shivdasani) are married but unhappy with their sex lives. Amar has a dominating mother-in-law (Usha Nadkarni) who never lets him forget he is a ghar jamai. Prem has a child-like grown-up sister-in-law who insists on sleeping with the couple. Meet has a brother-in-law, who is his wife’s twin and inexplicably the siblings’ emotions and actions are tied to each other. If one sibling fights or shows affection, the other mirrors the action even if they are miles apart.

You get the idea. The screenplay is written so that gags can be inserted at every turn in the film. The three friends decide to go to Amar’s old farmhouse to get laid, their cover being that they were going to sell the old building. In the farmhouse, they find a caretaker Ragini (Urvashi Rautela) who all three want to bed. However, they soon realize Ragini is not what they assumed her to be and anyone who sleeps with her will be dead. Ragini, on the other hand, is not ready to let them go till she sleeps with at least one of them. Rest of the film is about each man trying to get out of the farmhouse alive, even while pushing the other two to their death. The wives (Pooja Bose, Mishti and Shraddha Das) really don’t have much to do other than look pretty. They pretty much fade in the background while the husbands go about looking for sex.

As far as performance is concerned, the leading men have done a decent job, though the story demanded much younger actors. Riteish’s hapless look helps. Vivek deserves better roles given his performances in films like Company and Rakta Charitra. Aftab is decent. However, it is Sanjay Mishra who steals the show as the fraud Antakshari Baba who makes a tidy sum from Amar’s mother in law by pretending to establish contact with her dead husband.

Dialogues are punctuated with sexual innuendoes. You are expected to leave behind your sense of reasoning and logic. This is a kind of film some will enjoy while many will detest. I suspect teen boys will have a hearty laugh, younger men may chuckle, mature men will think it is imbecile and ladies abhor it. Great Grand Masti has no pretense of any artistic endeavour and follows the same template that made the previous two installments of Masti rake in the money. The recipe may work yet again.

Rating : 2/5

Starring: Vivek Oberoi, Ritesh Deshmukh, Aftab Shivdasani, Urvashi Rautela

Director: Indra Kumar

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