Golmaal Returns and Fashion were released on Diwali with a lot of expectations as there were no big crackers in the box office for sometime. And Diwali week is always regarded as a very good week to release movies as there has been good business on Diwali throughout the years. This time India is going through economic strains and so filmmakers and distributors were worried if movies would do good business inspite of the economic situation.
This year the box office has again responded well this Diwali. Both Golmaal Returns and Fashion opened with 80-90% occupancy in the first two days. While the distributors has revealed that Golmaal Returns grossed over Rs 11 crore in the first day itself and Fashion earned 7 crore. The best part is that Golmaal Returns and Fashion are targetted at different audience groups and so will not be affecting each others business. Golmaal is already a sure shot hit and might be even a superhit if it sustains in the second week. Fashion is doing well in multiplex audiences in the metros and it is picking up very good after a slow start. It seems Diwali 2008 might even be better than Diwali 2007 in terms of box office collections although there are no huge films like Om Shanti Om and Sawariya like 2007.
Golmaal was released in 2006 which was an excellent comedy by Rohit Shetty. This inspired Rohit Shetty and the producers to bring a sequel to that movie in Golmaal Returns. But bringing a sequel has always resulted in comparisions to the original movie Golmaal. Golmaal Returns fails to match the expectations of the original Golmaal.
The biggest negative of Golmaal Returns is the insane script which is filled up with zero-brain and bizzare mindless comedy. Gopal (Ajay Devgan) is married to Ekta (Kareena Kapoor) who keeps suspecting her husband inspired by the K-serials. Gopal is stuck on a yacht with sister Esha (Amrita Arora), brother-in-law Lucky (Tusshar Kapoor) after he saves an attractive girl Meera (Celina Jaitley) from some goons. Both of them spend the night in the yacht and when he returns home the next day Ekta feels there is something fishy going on. Then the storyline goes ahead pathetically as the audience gets irritated with the mindless comedy.
The best positive of the movie is Tusshar Kapoor who has again acted brilliantly with great comic timing in this movie too. The movie has got some jokes and gags but fails as compared to the original Golmaal. The screenplay is pathetic and the script of Golmaal Returns is the biggest golmaal. This movie is only watchable on the big screen if you are a fan of mindless comedy and surely not more than a one time watch.
I would give it a rating of 2.5/5