Coolie One Varun Dhawan, Sara Ali Khan, Paresh Rawal, Sahil Vaid, Shikha Talsania, Jaaved Jaaferi, Rajpal Yadav, Johny Lever, Manoj Joshi, Anil Dhawan, Bharti Achrekar
Director Coolie One: David Dhawan
Coolie One: one star
As early as 1995, director David Dhawan hired his favorite actor to play a lucky coolie, and the latter was a rich girl. Her arrogant dad only wants “no prince” as his beloved “stake” is an obstacle, but no Bollywood dad can block true love, loud comedy and singing and dancing, right?
The combination of Dhawan-Govinda-Karisma-Kader Khan-Shakti Kapoor brings us the movies of the time, which is full of tasteless gags and suspicious lyrics. It became one of the hottest songs of the year, which also brought us Rangeela and DDLJ, because Govinda’s kind people were on the scene. At that time, in his heyday, he could take almost everything-colorful jokes, crimson suits, no one could push the pelvis like him, not even a beautiful mistress.
But this was 25 years ago, and the filmmakers seem to have forgotten that the world has changed. The same goes for Bollywood. When you see Varun Dhawan better use Govinda̵
Small changes will not bring freshness. The early movie was shot in a village: Karisma is a gaon-ki-gori filled with ghahra, and Govinda wants to build a cement factory. In this step, Gaang has become Goa. It’s not a factory, it’s a port, and Sara Ali Khan is an urban girl in a fluffy miniskirt and pointed stilettos. But it lacks the stupidity of celebrating with the highest pitch and the quick action to execute the entire program as well as David Dhawan did before.
The time for drawing on paper has long passed. It is really painful to see actors walking through jerky scenes and terrible laughter. Varun and Sara dance to the still popular song (“Tujhko mirchi lagi toh main kya karoon”) and take you directly back to OG. Paresh Rawal is the only character played by the uniquely character Kader Khan, whose meals are by his side. His clumsy dad uses soft touch, which is exactly what this brainless comedy needs. Dhawan Jr did better under his father’s baton. Sadly, the astute Sara Ali Khan is as nihilistic as the script.
We can do it with laughter in this dark hour, but not so, with zero wit and no talent.