Banner: Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment and Fox Star Hindi
Director: Farhad Samji
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Bobby Deol, Sanon, Kriti Kharbanda, Pooja Hegde
Screenplay by: Farhad Samji, Aakash Kaushik, Madhur Sharma, Tushar Hiranandani, Sparsh Khetarpal, Tasha Bhambra
Review By: Manisha Karki
Housefull 4 is a reincarnation drama, which is partly based in 1419 and partly in 2019. The characters travel between the two eras, wherein Akshay plays an emperor while Bobby and Ritesh play royal courtiers belonging to 1419. The film traces their lives in Sitamgarh, how Akshay, Ritesh and Bobby fall in love with Rajkumaris i.e Kriti Sanon, Pooja Hegde and Kriti Kharbanda. And coming back to the present, it traces how the three couples fall in love in present-day London.
The film stars Akshay Kumar, Kriti Sanon, Kriti Kharbanda, Pooja Hegde, Bobby Deol and Riteish Deshmukh in the lead roles. The first half of the film showcases their periodic avatar and it takes time to take on the story. In the second half, the story takes a good turn when all the characters are in the 21st century.
The film is a castle full of mischief and bangs on comic timing but somehow there are many errors in the film that make the scenes look unreal in the film. Housefull 4 is directed by Farhad Samji and his directorial has beautifully showcased all the characters and time phases.
The entertaining part about the film is the screenplay & the majority of the comedy dialogues. The storyline falls flat completely but the audience is engaged as the drama moves at a swift pace. It is fun to watch a film like this only when you are not affected by the creation of the story.
Talking about the music in the film. Akshay Kumar’s Bala song has already become a rage on the internet. Also, other songs like Chammo, The Bhoot Song and Ek Chumma, have also emerged popular with fans.
The background score is effective in all the scene but it had errors. The technical team has done their job well when the periodic era is been showcased. But it has no continuity in the end and scenes seem like rushed up.
However, Housefull 4 does not pose to be an intelligent film, and as such it might not appeal to a section of the audience which looks for other things in a film.
Talking about the performances, Akshay Kumar is outstanding as he delivers on his promise of an entertaining package. He has capitalized on comedy and there are many situations where the audience can’t control their laughter. He wows with his performance as Bala. Ritesh Deshmukh does a fine job and Bobby Deol was all match with the trio.
The baddie character Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Rana Daggubati were the perfect match to their characters. They all have good comic timing in the film. Chunky Pandey is totally nailing as Aakhri Pasta with his double role. All the other characters in the film have done a good job.
Lastly, Houseful 4 is an entertaining film with a weak story but has hilarious dialogues that will make you LOL.
We give the film two and a half stars.