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Great Grand Masti  : ‘Stand Up’ Comedy
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Friday, July 15, 2016
Indra Kumar
Riteish Deshmukh, Aftab Shivdasani, Vivek Oberoi, Urvashi Rautela, Sana Khan, Shraddha Das

Choosna, chadna,khada hona, kela, dabao, soojan. Choose any word in Hindi that has a double meaning and Indra Kumar has grabbed it for the third edition of the Masti series. Like a man’s ‘non-performing asset’ is referred to as saade chhay baje with a gesture to show the droop. Whoops!


Three married men and a female ghost are all sexually frustrated. A mother-in-law, a sister-in-law and a twin brother-in-law have been playing havoc in the married lives of Amar, Prem and Meet. It’s been six months since they’ve known intimacy with their wives.


“Six months? Imagine my plight, I’ve been waiting for 50 years,” says bhootni Ragini. She’s been haunting Amar’s sprawling old mansion in his village, named Doodhwadi of course.


A sexy maid from Doodhwadi has driven the three frustrated friends to the village in search of what their wives have denied them for so long. And welcoming them is the much-denied bhootni who’s been waiting for her suhaag raat. Which of course has the three men trembling with fright instead of shaking with excitement.


Between literally ‘uplifting’ scenes of Viagra and self-gratification, and saying ‘cocktus’ instead of cactus, Great Grand Masti is awash with below-the-belt happenings. With plenty of butts and cleavage which the boys call ‘matkas’, the humour is unabashedly politically incorrect, precisely what the franchise is all about.  But that’s not our grouse. When it’s all about arousing interest and dousing it, it’s the inability to go beyond the libido that makes your interest flag. Oops! If everything I say today seems to have another meaning, put it down to the Masti effect. But when the maid heaves her chest and talks of seene mein kitna bhoj hai, you know Indra Kumar has milked every opportunity. Still a fake Babaji, a ghost and a haveli, don’t provide the racy naughtiness of Grand Masti.


Riteish Deshmukh, Aftab Shivdasani and Vivek Oberoi are all at home fooling around with sex on their minds and saade chhay baje down below.  Riteish as Amar outstrips everybody else with his natural comic timing and is hilarious in a scene with a bai. The surprise addition to the franchise is Shreyas Talpade as Babu Rangeela, ‘character ka bahut hi dheela’, delightful in a guest appearance. Urvashi Rautela as Ragini driven by desire is only about oomph.


For a film that’s unashamed to ‘titillate’ at any expense but doesn’t progress beyond for complete entertainment, Great Grand Masti gets a 2.5* rating.


Reviewed by
Bharathi S Pradhan
Senior Journalist & Author


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