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The Humshakals Movie Review

'Humshakals' tests your Himmat to the hilt
By Nikhil Kumar
Rating: 2/5

The ApunKaChoice movie review of Humshakals. The sole funny moment in Sajid Khan’s latest attempt at comedy, Humshakals, comes when actor Satish Shah, playing a Hitler worshipping warden of a mental asylum tortures two inmates by showing them Himmatwala. In the real world, Humshakals can be put to that unsavoury use.

The film’s a paid torture, a 160-minute nightmare on the rack, a pageant of tomfoolery, a collage of cringe-worthy comedy, an endless drivel that, if you take it seriously and watch attentively, can leave you with a screw loose and toes permanently curled. So be warned, and watch it at the peril of your wits and toes.

Trailer: Saif Ali Khan, Riteish Deshmukh’s 'Humshakals' looks a madcap comedy

Ashok (Saif Ali Khan) and Kumar (Riteish Deshmukh) are bum chums in London. Ashok is the heir to a business empire, but doubles up as a stand-up comedian with jokes so lame that Kumar frustratingly admonishes him, “Yeh stand-up comedy tere bas ki baat nahi hai, yaar!” Ashok replies: “Toh kya meri car ki baat hai?” So there, you get it?

Trouble comes in the form of the evil mama, Kunwar Amar Nath Singh aka KANS (Ram Kapoor) who wants to take over Ashok’s riches. A crazy doctor concocts a potion called MAD (mind altering drug) that makes dogs of men. That potion is tried on Ashok and Kumar to declare them mad and send them off to the loony bin, so that KANS can usurp the business empire.

Confusion starts when the lookalikes of Ashok and Kumar turn up and they have similar names. And they’re crazy for real. Even KANS mama has a lookalike. And all these lookalikes have another set of lookalikes.

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The ladies are mere confections in this screwball horror of comedy. Tamannaah is Saif’s love interest who finds his jokes funny. True, love is blind. Esha Gupta plays a doc, Bipasha Basu a manager. They might have just been mannequins; it wouldn’t have made a difference.

Humshakals is littered with typical Sajid Khan brand of homophobic, sexist gags. Gays are once again the effeminate, limp-wristed, lusty lot. This time, Sajid goes further and even pokes fun at the mentally deranged. The humour is appallingly childish and distasteful. In one scene, Riteish Deshmukh’s Kumar confuses cocaine with atta (flour) and serves the guests at his restaurant ‘Cocaine ke paranthe’. Another round involves ‘Vodka Ke Paranthe’. And sample this line by Riteish Deshmukh’s Kumar. “Iss duniya mein sirf do cheezein famous hain: Bruce Lee key karate, aur Kumar key paranthe."

No actor manages to rise above the daftness that Sajid Khan heaps on them. Saif Ali Khan and Riteish Deshmukh provide a stray sliver of laugh here and there, but more often than not end up making themselves laughing stock in a way unintended.

Watch: Saif, Riteish, Ram Kapoor turn ladies in ‘Humshakals’ song

Humshakals hits a new low in the canon of Bollywood no-brainers. It’s downright silly, homophobic, and puerile to the extent that you’ll facepalm with embarrassment. And you’ll do that so often that your face will hurt by the time of the climax, set in Sajid’s own imaginary House of Commons in Britain, with a poor impersonator of Prince Charles and a bunch of dwarves who chomp on men’s genitalia coz that’s what comes handy at their height.

Bipasha Basu is right: This is extremely disturbing.

Only a Himmatwala can endure this one.

Rating: **

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