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Movie Review: 'Mr Joe B. Carvalho' is anything but funny

'Mr. Joe B. Carvalho': even the talented Arshad Warsi can’t save this one
By Nikhil Kumar
Fri, Jan 03, 2014 12:53:26 GMT
 

The ApunKaChoice movie review of Mr Joe B. Carvalho. Arshad Warsi is a talented actor who suffers from the misfortune of landing himself into insufferable films at times. Mr Joe B. Carvalho is just one such gem that’s so dismally silly that even the best gags from Arshad, or a bikini striptease by Soha Ali Khan can’t save it.

Joe B. Carvalho, that’s the name of the bumbling Bengaluru detective played by Arshad Warsi who’s out to prove a name for himself. Shantipriya Phadnis (Soha Ali Khan) is a go-getter cop. She bashes the gundas Dabangg style, and shows no scruples in peeling off to bikinis, minis, towels, and cleavage baring ‘apsara’ dresses.

Our bungling detective lands a plum case that involves tracing a rich girl (Geeta Basra) who’s eloped with an old bawarchi. But the plot gets murkier with the coming of an ‘international terrorist’ Carlos (Javed Jaffrey).

Carlos moves around in a range of disguises (as a busty woman, as a godman, as a stud with most horrible afro, as a waiter) and licks lollipops and spouts dialogues like “Carlos, maut aur pottii kahin bhi aa sakte hain”.

A case of mistaken identity puts Joe B Carvalho on cop Shantipriya’s radar. She disguises herself as a characterless, strip-happy, “hawas ka nanga naach karne wali bazaaru aurat” to trap him, thinking that he’s Carlos. And he’s such a dunce that in one scene when she seductively tempts him “toh aaj raat mujhe akele sona padega?,” he quickly offers the solution, “you know, tumhe kutta rakh lena chahiye.”

PHOTOS: Arshad Warsi, Soha Ali Khan, Kunal Khemu at ‘Mr Joe B. Carvalho’ special screening

It may sound funny, but the truth is Mr Joe B. Carvalho banks on slapstick humour that is downright tasteless at times. The detective’s mom (Himani Shivpuri) is a visually impaired woman made the butt of many jokes as she bumps into furniture and falls off the balconies. Facetious humour at its worst.

Arshad Warsi plunges headlong into his part and does everything from buffoonery to self-deprecation with aplomb but is done in by poor writing. Soha Ali Khan strips a number of times and has a cabaret number as well. So much for a makeover. Javed Jaffrey is over-the-top as always.

Director Samir Tewari hits the right notes rarely but mostly overplays his hand with humour. The plot revolves around a wedding and keeps getting convoluted and sillier by equal degree with every progressing reel, so much so that well into the second half one can’t make sense of anything.

In short Mr. Joe B. Carvalho is a forgettable comedy that’s anything but funny.

Rating: **

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