Release Date: 25th October, 2019
Cast:Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Abhishek Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Bobby Deol, Parineeti Chopra, Kriti Kharbanda, Kiara Advani, Kriti Sanon, Pooja Hegde, Chunky Pandey, Sharad Kelkar, Ranjeet, Rana Daggubati, Johny Lever, Jamie Lever
Writer/Director: Farhad Samji
Producer/s: Sajid Nadiadwala
Housefull 4 Movie Review Rating: 3.5/5 Stars (Three and a half stars)
Star Cast: Akshay Kumar + his expressions (yeah, they deserve a separate character mention for them), Riteish Deshmukh, Bobby Deol, Kriti Sanon, Kriti Kharbabanda, Pooja Hegde, Chunky Panday, Johnny Lever, Ranjeet, Jamie Lever and Rana Dagubatti.
Director: Farhad ahem Sajid ahem Samji
What’s Good: Soul of the film is its ‘sorry but not sorry’ one-liners; I feel the makers have designed the story around these gut-busting dialogues, the vintage Akshay Kumar who can do anything to make you laugh.
What’s Bad: The two eras of the film are interdependent on each other & both of them suffer from some minor issues like adding unnecessary drama.
Loo Break: May be due to the excess of laughter!
Watch or Not?: As the great Joker said, “Comedy is subjective” & this is my style of comedy. If you’ve loved Housefull 1 & 2 and disliked the 3rd one, you’ll definitely like this.
As pretty evident by the trailer, the story is divided into two ages – 1419 and 2019. Harry (Akshay Kumar), Roy (Riteish Deshmukh) and Max (Bobby Deol) own a salon and are in a debt of a don. To repay the amount, they decide to fall in love with some millionaire girls and they successfully do so. Harry gets these minor flashbacks from what he thinks is his previous birth. As the story proceeds, Harry remembers everything & decode the flashbacks.
According to him, he’s King Bala, Roy is Bangdu Maharaj and Max is Dharamputra from 1419. But, there’s a twist they’re not with the same girls they’re with in 2019. To avoid all the confusion and make sure that everyone ends up with the perfect girl, Harry tries to explain his thing to the other lot. Now, how does he do that & whether or not everything’s true, that’s what the story is all about.
Housefull 4 Movie Review: Script Analysis
Respect for the writers, they’ve executed a ‘certain’ thing 15-20 times in the film & I laughed my heart every single time; courtesy – a touch of VFX and Akshay’s acting. It also keeps you engaged because of the ‘so bad that they’re good’ one-liners. It touches the slapstick zone many-a-times, but thank god it never stays there for long.
For a change, the humour is laced with a proper story this time & isn’t limited to just ‘comedy of errors’. Every frame screams ‘crazy’ and Sajid’s favourite Queen Elizabeth shares a kiss with Akshay Kumar calling him ‘Kutriya’ (Yeah! That’s the level of madness you could deal with). No comedy film can be perfect & this one, too, never claims to be one but it’s good at what it should be. Of course, this ain’t a start-to-finish comedy because the forced dramatic sequences dent the narrative with a dip.
Housefull 4 Movie Review: Star Performance
The last time when Akshay Kumar managed to evoke such amount of laughter was in 2012’s Housefull 2. Sajid Khan gets Akshay & he knows how to get the maximum out of him. Facial comedy is one of the hardest things to do & this man nails it here. He’s funny even when he isn’t speaking anything. Riteish Deshmukh gets a little bit overshadowed by Akshay. In the first three installments, both have been equals to me. But Housefull 4 is all about Akshay Kumar.
Bobby Deol is not as bad as an Abhishek Bachchan in Housefull 3. He gets the job done, which wasn’t much. From the ladies, Kriti Kharbabanda gets the meatiest role for she gets a hilarious twist in the 1419 era. Kriti Sanon & Pooja Hegde share some funny moments along with looking smoking hot (especially Pooja). The only reaction apt for Pooja in the film is Ranjeet’s ‘Ahhhhhyen’.
Chunkey Panday & Johnny Lever are equally brilliant in contributing to the humour of the film. Johnny just blows out of nowhere in the second half, just wait for it. Nawazuddin Siddiqui is wasted in his cameo. Jamie Lever deserved better. Rana Dagubatti is just about okay.
Housefull 4 Box Office Review: Star Cast: Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Bobby Deol, Kriti Sanon, Pooja Hegde, Kriti Kharbanda, Rana Daggubati, Chunky Pandey, Johny Lever, Jamie Lever, Sharad Kelkar
Director: Farhad Samji
Producer: Nadiadwala & Grandsons Entertainment
Housefull 4 Box Office Review: Expectations
Being the 4th part of Bollywood’s one of the biggest comedy franchises, Housefull 4 carries huge expectations. The film is set on a lavish scale and the entertaining trailers further raised the level of excitement. Music is also a Hit and the film is a Diwali release which makes the trade expect big numbers from it.
Housefull 4 Box Office Review: Impact
Housefull 4 is easily one of most entertaining films of this franchise and also one of the funniest films in recent times. Don’t watch this film for story but for the screenplay which has the capacity to bring the house down with laughter. Housefull 4 is one of the shining examples of the out and out Bollywood comedies. The jokes are outright hilarious, the dialogues are “Pun”tastic and will not let you go for a loo break even if your balls are hurting. There are so many scenes which deserve extra mention but it’s not possible to mention all of them. But don’t miss the Baahubali spoof song which will make you laugh out loud. The large sets, stunning shots and background music adds to the value.
Akshay Kumar is in top form. As Bala he gives one of the funniest ever performance and it won’t be wrong to say that he is “Baap of Wicked Sunny (Mujhse Shaadi Karogi) and even Jolly (Housefull 2)”. He is a master of expressions and slapstick comedy and you have to see him in the film to believe it. One actor who totally takes the credit along with Akshay is Johny Lever. He is a riot especially in the second half when his character goes through a transformation. You would literally want to take some rest from laughing while watching him on screen. Kriti Sanon looks damn gorgeous. Pooja Hegde and Kriti Kharbanda look beautiful too. Sadly they don’t have anything more to offer in this film. Riteish Deshmukh is good. Bobby Deol is strictly okey. He overacts in a lot of scenes. Chunky Pandey has his moments.
HF4 will be thoroughly enjoyed by masses but elite audience may not like the jokes. I fear the reactions can be totally opposite compared to the audience to which this film is targetted. Also, thumbs down for some misogynist jokes.
Housefull 4 Box Office Review: Prospects
Housefull 4 will be loved by the majority of the audience. Opening of the film won’t be great as it has released in Pre-Diwali period but in upcoming few days it will take full benefit of the festive period and will prove to be a Sure Shot Hit.
Housefull 4 is another 200 crores grosser of Akshay Kumar and will emerge his highest grosser as well.