Housefull 4 Review: Akshay Kumar is the only good thing here
Friday, October 25, 2019 15:28 IST
By Santa Banta News Network
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Bobby Deol, Kriti Sanon, Kriti Kharbanda, Pooja Hegde, Chunkey Pandey, Rana Daggubati, Boman Irani

Director: Farhad Samji

Rating: **1/2

The fourth film in the Housefull franchise is here and it carries forward the legacy of senseless and mindless humor of the previous films, although in a not so humorous way this time.

The film opens in 2019 London where we are introduced to Harry (Akshay Kumar) who is barber with a memory loss problem and keeps seeing flashes from his past life. Riteish Deshmukh and Bobby Deol play his brothers Roy and Max.

The trio makes a plan to marry Kriti (Kriti Sanon), Neha and Pooja (Kriti Kharbanda) daughters of a billionaire man Thakral (Ranjeet) and somehow succeed in it. Things start unfolding in an interesting way when they arrive in Sitamgarh in India and Harry meets his previous life friend Aakhri Pasta (Chunky Pandey) and recalls everything from that life.

The lovers Rajkumar Bala Dev Singh (Akshay Kumar) and Rajkumari Madhu (Kriti Sanon), Bangdu Maharaj (Riteish Deshmukh) and Rajkumari Mala (Pooja Hegde), Angrakshak Dharamputra (Bobby Deol) and Rajkumari Meena (Kriti Kharbanda) get killed and their love stories remain incomplete.

Now the main twist in the story is that the couple get paired up with different people in their 2019 life and Bala (Akshay Kumar) is of the opinion that the pairs must be the way they were in the previous lives so no one has to end up with their sister or brother-in-law from their past life and this makes the crux of the reincarnation comedy.

Couples get exchanged, things get confusing, identities get mistaken that results in some good punches along with silly comic elements that make you laugh but there are many moments that are just dull and dragged and are a failed attempt to present comedy.

Kriti Sanon does a nice job and pulls off her character well. Kriti Kharbanda and Pooja Hegde don't have much to do apart from being a treat for the eyes and the most bizarre thing is how the three sisters are always dressed in the same color all the time like they were just on their way to some fashion competition.

Riteish Deshmukh presents his character with quirkiness and gives us some good laughs. Manoj Pahwa, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Rana Daggubatti and Johnny Lever's characters look pointless.

But, our hero Akshay Kumar aka Harry aka Bala stands out here and carries the whole film on his shoulders almost all the time. He is the one who shines the most in this mindless flick with his hilarious comic timing and the only saving grace of this convoluted comedy.

There is nothing to be said about the screenplay as everything in Housefull 4 lacks sense so try not to find logic in this one and or your head will surely start aching during the film especially the climax.

So overall, Housefull 4 is just brainless cinema in the garb of a Bollywood comedy. You can watch if you love Akshay Kumar to the core or you're a fan of the Housefull series.
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