Housefull (2010)

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With the Bollywood industry taking a bit of a hit due to the recent IPL tournament, Housefull was believed to be the first major hit after the IPL tournament. With a star-studded cast of Akshay Kumar, Arjun Rampal, Ritesh Deshmukh, Lara Dutta, Deepika Padukone and Boman Irani, it had the recipe to be a major success. However, having seen a lot of movies, you soon realise that having a star-studded cast is not always a recipe for success.

The movie follows the life of loser Arush (Akshay Kumar); life for him is one big jinx. Anywhere he goes, disaster and bad luck follows. However, he believes marrying his true love will change his luck for the better, but for the very reason he is Mr Bad Luck his girlfriend Pooja (Malaika Arora Khan) dumps him whilst also losing his current job for the same reasons. So he decides to pack up and go visit his only one true friend Bob (Ritesh Deshmukh) in London.

Bob and his wife Heetal (Lara Dutta) enjoy a loving married life while working in a casino owned by Randhir Kapoor. However, the unexpected arrival of Arush receives a mixed reception as Bob is very happy that his friend has shown up, but Heetal is not at all happy. It’s not long before they realise the extent of his bad luck as one thing leads to another.

Bob and Heetal succumb to the idea that maybe his luck will change if he was to get married. So they fix him up with their boss’s daughter Devika (Jiah Khan), which also proves to be disastrous as the marriage lasts all but a day. Heartbroken, some luck and fortune comes in the shape of Sandy (Deepika Padukone). They soon fall in love and everything starts to look all rosy for Arush. However, nothings easy in life for Arush, as one lie leads to another which leads to another lie, and complications and comedy arise due to these lies. Will he ever stop being Mr Bad Luck?

Housefull Scene

I have to say the actresses looked hot in this film, but don’t let that distract you into thinking this film is good. Akshay is very one-dimensional through the whole movie; the saviours of the movie have to be Ritesh and Boman Irani. The second half of the movie leads up to the climatic ending which just falls flat, I mean it just didn’t raise a single laugh.

Will you want to watch this movie? Probably yes, but you’ll soon forget about the movie.

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