Tusshar Kapoor, Aftab Shivdasani, Mandana Karimi, Krishna Abhishek, Gizele Thakral, Claudia Ciesla, Darshan Jariwala
Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor
Milap Zaveri, Mushtaq Sheikh
Another installment to the sex-comedy regime we’re seeing over and over again. While many of these films are increasingly becoming a go-to amongst youth, the problem may be the repetition and the over-emphasis of trying to be funny in the most unnatural way. But does Kya Kool Hain Hum stand out as actually funny?
This film centres around Rocky, played by Aftab Shivdasani, who is close friends with Kanhaiya, played by Tusshar Kapoor. The two are constantly goofing around, so much so that they have ended up homeless and broke. But when they see their long-lost friend, Mickey, played by Krishna Abhishek, they have some hope. Mickey invites the two over to Bangkok to try and make a livelihood there. Mickey does not tell them that he is actually a filmmaker – a porn filmmaker. The two become a part of the porn film family and everything seems to be going well…until Kanhaiya falls in love with a girl. When the girl wants Kanhaiya and his family to come over to meet her parents, Kanhaiya has to convince his “porn film” family to become a “traditional, conservative” family. What follows is a comedy of errors, from one mix-up to another.
Umesh Ghadge, the director of the film, is quite experienced in comedies. In fact, he was the assistant director on a number of David Dhawan films including Partner, Chashme Baddoor, and Main Tera Hero. This is Umesh’s first attempt at directing a film – and that too a “porn-com”. Let me be absolutely honest – sex comedies, Bollywood and beyond, are not my cup of tea. I was already hesitant watching this film.
And after watching the film, I realized there is an innate reason why I do not enjoy sex comedies. Most are devoid of any kind of sensible storylines, but also, most of full of gags and jokes that are not really funny. And that is what Kya Kool Hain Hum is. The plot is there – but hardly. In an effort to make everything “very funny”, what this film does is put in too many attempts at being funny. And it makes me tired. I was waiting for the end of the film not because I was on edge to see what happened, but because I just was waiting to find out how much more painful it could be.
I would go into the acting of each actor but the unfortunate part of this part of the analysis is that each actor fell into the trap of a bad script. Even if each actor was average, the dialogues and the screenplay do not allow for any talent to be seen of any of the actors. They went through the script and forced themselves to be funny – which basically makes everything…not funny.
Skip this one. Please.