The ApunKaChoice review of No Problem. It’s more obnoxious than the thunderous fart of a gorilla! Mercifully, I haven’t been at the receiving end of one (so far), but having watched director Anees Bazmee’s latest claptrap called No Problem, I almost know how it feels like to be blown away by something as malodorous as an ape breaking wind.
Comedy - no, attempted comedy - plumbs to a new low in No Problem, and partners in this cinematic crime are as much the film’s leading stars as its overconfident director. Success shoots faster than champagne to some folks’ heads and No Problem indeed has Bazmee smugly reminding us that he is the man who’s given Bollywood comedies like No Entry, Welcome and Singh Is Kinng - as if they all were masterpieces.
In No Problem the director falls back on the same formula and cobbles together a threadbare plot, with an eye solely on making the audiences laugh any which way. So if it calls for a schizophrenic wife (Sushmita Sen) to love her hubby one moment and bay for his blood the next, so be it! If it calls for usual oddballs like a kleptomaniac thief (Sanjay Dutt), his reformed partner (Akshaye Khanna), a reluctant hanger-on (Paresh Rawal), a bumbling cop (Anil Kapoor), his psycho wife (Sush), her vain sister (Kangana Ranaut), and a bunch of gun-toting robbers lead by the unshaven Sunil Shetty and his hideously dressed moll (Neetu Chandra), so be it. Bazmee grinds every grist in the mill to get laughs from you. He sets out to outdo his previous works, but only undoes them.
In case you care to know the story, rest assured there isn’t one to write about. The aforementioned circus of characters is vying to get their hands on a bunch of diamonds in South Africa. Gangsters, cops, thieves and their girlfriends - all are involved in the ruck. A mad melee follows in the end, with a gorilla stepping in for the cameo fart and the fish swallowing the diamonds.
Which brings us to the performances. Save for the gorilla and the fish, everyone’s over the top. Anil Kapoor is hung up on his mitti daal dialogue and does provide a laugh here and there, while Akshaye hams more often than not. Sanjay Dutt looks plainly uninterested and Sush is an image of overacting. Paresh Rawal plays to the gallery, so does Vijay Raaz in a brief role. Kangana’s botoxed lips catch your eye as much as Neetu’s waxed thigh.
Final word! If you have mistakenly watched this film and liked it, there’s a serious problem with you.