The third installment of the franchise is again directed by Indra Kumar.
The Masti boys are back! Riteish Deshmukh, Vivek Oberoi and Aftab Shivdasani return for the third and hopefully final, installment of the sex comedy franchise that should have died with the last film itself. Great Grand Masti ran into huge trouble when the Censor copy of the film got leaked a couple of weeks ago, preponing the release date of the film. Urvashi Rautela plays a sexy ghost in the film.
Let's see how bad Great Grand Masti has turned out...
What's it about
Like the previous two films, Amar (Riteish Deshmukh), Prem (Aftab Shivdasani) and Meet (Vivek Oberoi) have problems with their sex lives yet again, for all different reasons. Amar's wife (Pooja Chopra) is withholding sex from him on the advice of her mother and a fake tantrik baba (Sanjay Mishra). Prem has a intrusive and dumb sister-in-law who doesn't allow him to have some private time with his wife (Shraddha Das). Meet's wife (Mishti) has a twin brother, a hulk, who share a telepathy with his sister. So when his sister gets aroused, so does he (yeah, it's that kind of film), and if he gets angry, so does she, which makes Meet more frustrated. Fed up with the lack of action in their life, the trio go for a short trip to Amar's ancestral house, with the belief that the gaon ki choris can give them some. However, the house is haunted by a sexy ghost (Urvashi Rautela), who wants to seduce one of them to sleep with her, because she had died as a virgin. The only catch is, if they do sleep with her, they will die after the act!
It was nice to see Iqbal star Shreyas Talpade after a long time in a Bollywood flick, even if it is for a cameo appearance (that too, a bad one at that!). Sanjay Mishra's Hindi song-based dialogues will also elicit a couple of laughs!
If I say Great Grand Masti is the worst film of one of the most derided franchises, would it still mean anything? Look, I am not against the genre of sex comedies in itself - I actually love a few films in genre like the American Pie series, Euro Trip, Fired Up etc. I had even enjoyed the first Masti film, because despite the hollow jokes, the film had a soul. And it was genuinely funny as well! But as the franchise began to spawn sequels, the quality deteriorated big time, leaving us some very pertinent questions. Like...
# Why does Indra Kumar think showing cleavages every second would fulfill the sex part of the sex comedy?
# How long can we tolerate Aftab's exaggerated expressions and Riteish's now repetitive mimicry?
# Do the women in Masti franchise only exist to fulfil male fantasies or fail at it, so that we can blame them more? And will we ever see them get the same billing as the men?
# Is there any WhatsApp joke left in this world that our comedy screenwriters have forgotten to steal?
# When will Bollywood actually learn that comedy means making people LOL? Barely grimacing does not suffice!
# When will we make a good sex comedy, and not tripe like this that actually make us cringe in embarrassment at the proceedings?
# Why do I even raise these questions when I know Bollywood would continue to churn films like these, because a section of audience has a thing for perverted comedies?
What to do
Great Grand Masti is not a film. It is an embarrassment. It is a severe headache inducing exercise. Let's hope that Indra Kumar finds better joke-writers if he plans another one, or better, stop this assembly line production once and for all!
Rating : 1.0 out of 5
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