Director: Ganesh Acharya
Producer: Kumar Mangat
Banner: Big Screen Entertainment
Music Director: Vishal Bharadwaj
Star Cast: Govinda, Hansika Motwani, Manoj Bajpai, Celina Jaitley, Aftab Shivdasani, Ravi Kishan, Upen Patel, Prem Chopra, Kim Sharma, Isha Koppikar
Money Hai Toh Honey Hai Review
Money Hai Toh Honey Hai, the second movie of Ganesh Acharya has hit the theaters. Our advice is - Honey, if you value your money, stay away from this movie! We agree that there was a time when senseless comedies used to rule the theaters, but that period has long gone away. Ganesh Acharya's Money Hai Toh Honey Hai is another brainless comedy of the recent times. Though we did not go expecting to see a good story, a few good laughs is surely something that we looked forward to.
You see the movie and… it is not good, it is not bad. Infact, it is extremely boring! With Swami in mind, we surely had some hopes pinned on Ganesh Acharya. However, Money Hai Toh Honey Hai dashed them all. The story is almost non-existent and even Acharya's direction could not compensate for him. On top of that, whatever little of the story was there could be seen only around the second half. Even then, after a few scenes, it went completely off the track and indulged into meaningless sub-plots.
The finale of the Money Hai Toh Honey Hai has a fashion show, which was definitely very well choreographed by Achala Sachdev. However, by that time, all our patience had run out and we were just waiting to get out of the theater. The only saving grace of the movie comprised of a few funny sequences, which at least managed to bring a smile on our face. Though some of the songs are melodies and even well choreographed, they seem to erupt out of nowhere and thus, lose their meaning.
Talking about performances, Govinda acted well. However, he looked too old for the part and even the fake accent didn’t help much. Manoj Bajpayee was totally wasted in the movie and so were Prem Chopra and Celina Jaitley. Aftab Shivdasani was doing a good job, but didn’t get a chance to do much. Upen Patel and Archana Puran Singh were amongst the good performers, who also made us laugh. While, Hansika should go for some acting lessons, Ravi Kishan failed to impress. All in all, Money Hai Toh Honey Hai is a no-show.
Money Hai Toh Honey Hai Pre-release Review
After the critical success of Swami, Ganesh Acharya is back with his next directorial venture - Money Hai Toh Honey Hai, an out and out commercial flick. The movie is scheduled to be released on 25th July 2008, under the banner of ‘Big Screen Entertainment’. It has been produced by Kumar Mangat, while Vishal Bharadwaj and Sameer are the music director and lyricist, respectively. The star cast of the film includes Govinda, Hansika Motwani, Manoj Bajpai, Celina Jaitley, Aftab Shivdasani, Ravi Kishan, Upen Patel, Kim Sharma and Isha Koppikar.
Money Hai Toh Honey Hai is a film revolving around the life of six individuals - Bobby (Govinda), Lalaji (Manoj Bajpai), Gaurav (Aftab Shivdasani), Manik (Upen Patel), Ashima Kapoor (Hansika Motwani) and Shruti (Celina Jaitley). Bobby is a carefree and easy going guy, who has run away from his home, in order to prove himself. Lalabhai is an ordinary guy, who one day discovers that he has won a lottery of Rs 1 crore. He invests the money in various businesses, only to lose everything once again and come back on the road.
Gaurav is a copy writer who gets fired from his job, mainly for his honesty. Manik is a struggling model, trying to make his mark in the glamour world. He sleeps with a middle-aged fashion designer, in the hope of getting that one ‘big break’. Ashima Kapoor is a successful TV star, however even she is not happy. The reason is that she wants to play the main lead in films. Last, but not the least, we have Shruti, another struggler, this time in the world of dress designing. All of them are leading their separate lives, till they get a call one day, from K.K. Jaiswal (Prem Chopra).
Jaiswal tells each one of them that he wants to give them his estate, valued at Rs 1000 crore. Though all of them ignore him initially, later, they decide to give it a try. One by one, they reach a resort, with the dream of being the owner of the resort, along with textile industries. This is when they realize that Jaiswal has called not one, but all six of them at the resort. Here, they meet Parag Batra (Ravi Kishan). Jaiswal is his uncle and Parag is the one who has managed the former’s estate for so many years.
Now, Parag considers himself to be the rightful heir of Jaiswal Group and he is determined to get back the same from the six strangers. When the six of them reach the resort, he begins to put his plan into action i.e. of instigating them against each other. What will happen now? Will Bobby, Lalaji, Gaurav, Manik, Ashima Kapoor and Shruti manage the estate together or keep on fighting amongst themselves? What will Parag do? To know the answers, all we have to do is, wait for the release.