De dana dan- Movie review

By Sanchit on Sunday, November 29, 2009

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De dana dan movie review

If you have got brains leave them at home if you intend to watch this movie. I have seen movies like "Welcome" which are referred by many as Ridiculous but they doesnt come close to this! Having said that it does not mean that the movie is not funny.

De dana dan is a movie about 2 friends- Nitin (Akshay Kumar) and Ram (Sunil shetty) and their need for money in order to get married to the love of their lives Anjali (Katrina kaif) and Manpreet (Sameera reddy). They plan to do a small kidnapping inorder to get rich which goes awkwardly wrong and the story takes it from there.

The first half of movie begins with introduction of characters which takes some time and therefore the movie is slow and boring specially in the 1st half. But the 2nd half is a complete laugh riot with all the confusion creeping in. There are many scenes where you cant stop laughing. Being a Priyadarshan movie all know that in climax all characters will show up and there will be total confusion and thus I was expecting more laughter in the final 15 min. The climax was ok but was nowhere near climax of Films like Hera pheri, Hungama or Malamal weekly.

The acting in the movie is OK.Though Akshay Kumar is the "Lead hero" he doesnt have much screen presence in the movie. Sunil shetty and Katrina kaif are fine. Sameera reddy cant act though her role in the movie is also minimal. Archana's acting looks forced. Chunky pandey, Tinnu anand and Shakti kapoor should have been avoided. Its high time Priyadarshan realizes that India is fed up of Shakti kapoor's style of comedy.The side characters does the job for this movie. Paresh rawal, Rajpal yadav, Asrani all have done a very good job. But Johny lever, Manoj joshi and Vikram gokhale steal the show!

ALL SONGS IN THE MOVIE ARE FORCED but apart from 1-2 others are quite good. The best of them are Rishte naate by Rahat fateh ali khan and Paisa by RDB.

FInally its definitely worth a watch if you are looking for some light hearted comedy.