Director: Anees Bazmee
Producer: Ronnie Screwvala, Twinkle Khanna
Banner: UTV Motion Pictures, Hari Om Productions
Music Director: Pritam Chakaborty
Lyricist: Kumaar, Ashish Pandit, and Amitabh Bhattacharya.
Star Cast: Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol, Suniel Shetty, Irrfan Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Celina Jaitley, Rimi Sen
Special Appearance: Mallika Sherawat, Vidya Balan
April 8, 2011
There is just one thing that strikes our mind after watching this flick - “Thank You” (pun intended). Thank you for this revised “No Entry”. Thank you for such script-less, humor-less and baseless cinema. Thank you for the character-less portrayal of characters. Thank you for the lack of novelty and freshness that “Thank You” brought to the 70mm screen. And before we forget, thank you for bringing the erring husbands back from their chronic infidelity enroute! Whoa, wish “Thank You” deserved sincere thanks for even once. Wish there was more to this movie than a high-end star cast, glitzy locales and ostentatious fashion quotient. What surprises us the most is that even a Mallika Sheravat item number cannot serve as the saving grace for the film? Having said that, know that there is something that has gone seriously wrong for this film.
Agreed, there is nothing new in the concept but does that by any chance give Mr Bazmee the authority to have expression-less Bobby Doel mouthing the opening dialogues. And if the start is this, it is natural to expect a debacle from point blank. Coming to the story, the movie revolves around three philandering husbands who leave their dedicated wives to induce some fun into their lives. Just as characterless are the husbands, the woman are no less, for their chicken hearts is such that the mere thought of their husbands having affair is enough to drive them towards the act of suicide. And if you thought this is where it ends, you are wrong. “Thank You” expects us to buy the fact that gorgeous and stunning women fall for the three middle-aged womanizers (wish playman, and not playboy, was a term).
Wondering what is Akshay Kumar doing? Well, he is playing the flute that Salman Khan did for “No Entry”. But the problem is, this is a ruptured flute and the music that comes out of it seems more like a noise. While the first half of the film is sure to persuade you to walk straight to the exit doors, if, by any chance, you manage to resist the temptation, you would actually get some return for the time and money invested. Certain goof-ups post interval can leave you grinning, but grinning is what it is. Don’t expect anything more than that. The climax again becomes anti-climax for the lecture on Indian women being sacrificing and giving looks nothing more than a mere formality. This male chauvinistic company and their philandering activity have gained a direct entry to the big flops of 2011 category.
Seems like the Khiladi of Bollywood is trying to make a new record, that of back to back debacles! As if “Housefull”, “Khatta Meetha”, “Action Replayy”, “Tees Maar Khan” and “Patiala House” (to some extent) did anything good to his career graph, “Thank You” is likely to continue the legacy of flops for him. While Irrfan Khan and Suniel Shetty try their best to bring in elements of fun into play, the rugged-looking Bobby Doel remains his usual self, a complete deadpan. As for the women, Sonam is delirious, while Rimmi is not her usual self. Celina, for most parts, plays the invisible act. As for Vidyan Balan, better luck next time girl! One bit of advice for Anees Bazmee - come over the cheating husband and suspicious wife script. There is more to masala films than this.
Last Call: “Thank You” is a ‘thank-less’ fare. Don’t go for it even if you are having a cricket overdose!
Thank You Pre-release Movie Review
Anees Bazmee seems to be trying to rectify his mistakes made in the past. After the major fallback of his previous silly comedy flick “No Problem”, he is back again with “Thank You”. And mind it, this time, he has ensured that nothing goes wrong with the plot and music of the film. For this, he has roped in the rough and tough guy of Bollywood, Akshay Kumar and the emerging Bollywood diva, Sonam Kapoor as the main protagonists, instead of Katrina Kaif (his usual love interest!). Supporting them is a multi-starrer cast, including Bobby Deol, Suniel Shetty, Irrfan Khan, and Celina Jaitley. The movie has been produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Twinkle Khanna under the banners, UTV Motion Pictures and Hari Om Productions. The well-connecting and highly energetic music tracks have been composed by Pritam Chakraborty and penned by Kumaar, Ashish Pandit, and Amitabh Bhattacharya. “Thank You” is slated for an April 8, 2011 release.
“Thank You” is a thrilling and hilarious comedy saga revolving around three married men who wish to indulge in some fun and love outside their monotonous married lives. Deol, Shetty, and Khan are best friends, business partners, and serial womanizers, besides being happily married with beautiful and caring wives. But to their dismay, the wives are unaware of their husbands cheating on them, all thanks to their rosy and pretty behavior towards them. All seems to be well until Deol’s wife Kapoor senses something fishy about her hubby’s smooth-going life. To clarify the matter, she hires a private detective Kumar to get things back on track. Kumar is a highly reputed marriage counselor, who takes all efforts to save marriages by making erring husbands realize their mistakes and mending them.
But that’s not all for you folks. With such an extraordinary case where Kumar is working for the charming and suave Kapoor, he may not be playing his role with complete interest this time. With this, begins a side-splitting and uproarious cat and mouse race with Kumar trying to seize the husbands. Every time he is about to get their pants down, the husbands succeed in slipping away from his grasp. Now, will Kumar be victorious in returning the wives their husbands? What price will he have to pay to Deol in exchange for Kapoor? Let’s see whether Anees Bazmee manages to click with the audience this time considering his signature passion for remaking hilarious and thriving comedies? Will the versatile Kumar be able to win the hearts of his fans yet again after being critically acclaimed for “Patiala House”? Do not miss out the bold moves in Razia delivered by the none-other-than the hot and super-sexy Mallika Sherawat. Keep your fingers crossed and watch out whether this comic adventure will be successful in making the audience say “Thank You” when it releases on April 8, 2011.