Housefull 4

Housefull 4 is a comedy movie according to the makers of the movie. But watching this movie along with an audience who laughs at the ridiculous jokes in the movie will make the experience drastically different. The reality that, a sick comedy like Housefull 4 has an audience in this big country, will hit you hard and you will walk out of the theater depressed and hopeless. I am talking about Housefull 4; A Sajid Nadiadwala franchise that pushes the envelope of tackiness with each addition.

Harry, Roy, and Max are three brothers running a saloon in London. Harry has this weird problem of losing his memory for a minute when he hears a loud sound and that has put the brothers in a very difficult financial situation. The only way to escape from that is to marry the daughters of a big millionaire in London and the boys have managed to achieve that. 36 hours prior to the marriage of these guys, Harry realizes the fact that they are all reincarnated and they all had a previous life set in 1419 and right now these men are paired opposite to the wrong women. Harry trying to fix these permutations and combinations is the “story” of Housefull 4.

Some of you may have this logic that “Dude this is Housefull 4. Why are you applying logic into it?”. I totally get your point and I must admit that there are a few moments in the movie where I genuinely laughed, all thanks to Akshay Kumar’s comedy timing. I am someone who has enjoyed the first Golmaal and the first Dhamaal. But Housefull 4 is something else. The very first scene of the movie is to show us the memory problem of Harry and they ruined that prop in the screenplay there itself. They ruined it so badly in the first instance itself that whenever it comes again in the screenplay, we almost feel like saying “not again!” The story credit of this movie is given to the producer Sajid Nadiadwala and what else to expect from someone who decided to make a franchise out of a mediocre movie. There are almost 6 people credited as writers of the film and yet it feels like the actors were saying whatever that came in their mind.

Akshay Kumar is the only positive of this movie. He has natural comedy timing and he lifts the dull writing to an enjoyable level occasionally. Ritesh Deshmukh’s idea of portraying the character assigned to him can make you say yuck. Bobby Deol is confident about the end result of the movie and decides not to act. The three ladies Kriti Sanon, Kriti Kharbanda and Pooja Hegde have only one thing to do; look drop-dead gorgeous. And Farhad Samji makes sure that their hair and makeup are perfectly aligned even when they are among the wreckage of a fallen building. Johnny Lever delivers a forgettable character, Chunkey Pandey is annoying and Ranjeet always has an orgasm. Rana Daggubatti and Sharad Kelkar, two talented actors are wasted in ridiculous roles assigned to them.

This is Farhad Samji duo’s third film as directors and it’s very clear that they only care about that laughing audience and they have included crude comedy everywhere possible. The “gender ka tender”, “abla hun tabla nahin” dialogues are still funny to them. The spoofing idea of this movie actually had a real potential to make a wacky reincarnation spoof out of it. But our makers are more interested in creating a two and half hours version of Kapil Sharma show rather than a genuinely memorable comedy movie. God knows the purpose of Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s character and that entire song in this movie. I actually loved the tunes of the songs of this film but the lyrics were terrible. The visual effects aren’t that great, but when you look at the speculated 75 crore budget, it is acceptable on the big screen.

Housefull 4 is so dull and lame in terms of writing that it can give writer’s block to critics/reviewers. Bala Singh gifts pig manure to Raja Surya Singh Rana in this movie and it is actually a metaphor of the quality of this film; the worst shit among all shits.

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Final Thoughts

Bala Singh gifts pig manure to Raja Surya Singh Rana in this movie and it is actually a metaphor of the quality of this film; the worst shit among all shits.


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Orange: The In-Between Ones

Red: Not Recommended


By Aswin Bharadwaj

Founder and editor of Lensmen Reviews.