Rajpal Yadav enlists in an autorickshaw race. Does he win? Read the Masti Express for more.
Business Rating: 0.5 star
Star cast: Rajpal Yadav, Johny Lever, Divya Dutta, Razak Khan, Bijay Patkar.
What’s Good: Hardly anything except, perhaps, a few comic punches and the acting.
What’s Bad: The weak script; most of the comedy scenes.
Verdict: Masti Express will run out of steam as soon as it enters the theatres.
Loo break: Anytime!
Watch or Not? Strictly at your own risk!
Brainwave Production’s Masti Express is about an autorickshaw race. Raju (Rajpal Yadav) is an auto- rickshaw driver who lives with his wife, Seema (Divya Dutta). He enlists his name in a rickshaw race organised by union leader Veerubhai (Johny Lever). Veerubhai’s cronies are Salim (Razak Khan), Pappu (Vijay Patkar) and Chakli (Rajkumar Kanojia). Nobody expects Raju to win the race because, among other reasons, his autorickshaw is not in a condition to participate in a race. Yet, he badly wants to win the race and the race money because he needs the money for his son’s education. Does he come anywhere close to winning the race? Does he get the money to send his son to a good school?
Story and Screenplay – Masti Express Review
Vikram Pradhan’s story and screenplay don’t have much to convey because of which they are repetitive in nature. Scenes are lengthy and quite boring in spite of many of them being comical in nature. Since the base of the drama is neither novel nor very exciting, boredom creeps in pretty fast. Besides, many of the jokes aren’t funny enough to make the audience laugh or smile. Bunty Rathore’s dialogues are quite nice.
Star Performances – Masti Express Review
Rajpal Yadav is sincere in his performance. Johny Lever is in his element. He acts with aplomb. Divya Dutta is natural and does justice to her role. Razak Khan and Vijay Patkar do as desired of them. Rajkumar Kanojia passes muster. Manoj Joshi is adequate. Mushtaq Khan, Hemant Pandey, Rajesh Vivek, Uday Sabnis and Balwinder Singh Suri lend good support as rickshaw drivers. Ryan Pinto, Sameer Khan,Rohan, Faraaz, Babita, Eric Nanda, and Shankar Mahadevan, Kashmera Shah and Ali Asgar (all three in special appearances) are good.
Direction and Editing – Masti Express Review
Vikram Pradhan’s direction is ordinary, more because his script is so weak. Chinar-Mahesh’s music is routine. Manoj Yadav’s lyrics are okay. Choreography (Vinod-Sumit) is functional. Gulraj Singh’s background score is fair. Gaurav Meshram’s editing is below the mark. Cinematography (Dhananjay Kulkarni) is alright. Sets (Ajit Dandekar) are commonplace. Production values are average.
The Last Word
On the whole, Masti Express is too dull to impress at the box-office. Additionally, its promotion is so low-key that its prospects will be further marred.