De Dana Dan
Today I went to see the newest movie "De dana dan", Directed by Priyadarshan who tried to cast the magic of Hera Pheri. But you know, Hera pheri was a work of art which in my opinion requires a great skill to replicate and more you try to repeat it the more you tend to fail which we have seen in previous few of Priyadarshan movies like “Malamaal Weekly”, “Hera Pheri 2” and “Bhagam Bhag”. A master piece like “Hera Pheri” comes out just from simplicity.
Well let’s talk about the movie "De dana dan". The biggest assets of the film are Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal and clearly Archana Puran Singh. She is loud but in my opinion she does justice to her character in each movie. The movie has tooo too toooooooooooo many characters. And as we know Priyadarshan direction from the times of Hera Pheri that all his movies are packed with lots of characters which builds misunderstandings and in the last part everyone runs behind each other. You will find the same in this film again. But in this movie it’s somewhat comical in a better way and entertaining at some points too. There is an excessive shouting after the intermission, almost each character has delivered dialogues while almost screaming. But even that I found funny.
But you know I have learned one thing in past few years that there is an enormous disparity between seeing a movie in a theatre and at home on television. The movie becomes 10 times better when it’s watched jointly with hundreds of strangers. Like few of my friends watched “All the best” in the theatre and going by their good opinion towards the movie I watched it at home and to tell you very honestly, I did not laughed even at any single instance. It was garbage.
Well “De dana dan” is a complete time pass if watched in the theatre which I can’t guarantee the same if watched at home on television. According to me you can watch this movie. There are just few scenes which could make me laugh but my in-laws and cousin sister-in-law were rolling on their stomach, the reason being that they have not watched most of Priyadarshan movies. It’s just same old Priyadarshan trademark movie which starts with light comedy, creates confusion in the middle with an extra stretched turmoil towards the end. I enjoyed the movie because the tickets were for free, accompanied by complimentary popcorn and Pepsi.
If you really want to watch a comedy movie in the theatre and ready to shell out few hundred bucks then I would suggest to give "De Dana Dan" a shot. It’s not that bad. It’s in fact a good Akshay Kumar movie after a very long time in which he has made a sincere attempt to make people laugh which he has succeeded to some degree
I would rate it 3/5