Director: Farhad, Sajid
Writer: Farhad (screenplay), Sajid (screenplay), Farhad Samji (screenplay), Sajid Samji (screenplay)
Stars: Nargis Fakhri, Akshay Kumar, Jacqueline Fernandez, Joelle Koissi
Runtime: 2h 20min
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Released: 03 Jun 2016
Storyline: A father doesn’t want his three daughters to get married. Now, it’s up to three men to try to and convince the father that they’re a good fit for his daughters.
London-based, shipping magnate, Batook Patel has three daughters—Gracy (Jacqueline), Sarah (Nargis) and Jenny (Lisa). He won’t let them marry. However, Sandy (Akshay), Bunty (Abhishek) and Teddy (Riteish) fall for these women and their wealth!
Review: If you have seen the two earlier installments of this franchise, you already know that is purely a ‘leave-your-brains-behind’ affair. The premise is an insensitive comedy of errors. But unlike Gulzar’s gem Angoor (1982), this one is not about twins. It’s so convoluted, it will make Shakespeare turn in his grave. Sample this. Sandy, who wants to play football in the English Premiere League becomes Sundy (Mr Hyde kinda guy) when his coach makes a racist remark and refers to him as Indian! Ooh; the simple Samaritan becomes aggressive, contorts his face and goes ballistic, till you almost reach out to the screen and say stop- we can’t take this anymore.
Then there’s Teddy who suffers from a slip-of-the-tongue disorder. So he calls wife- ‘tawaif.’ Is this even funny? Well, if the lowbrow comedy shows on Indian television are anything to go by, guess it is. There is also Bunty the rapper, who does these ‘ma-bahen’ rap that even the goras respond to. Get the drift. Writer-director duo Farhad-Sajid who have the dubious claim of writing the contemporary Golmaal series are on the loose again. What is amateur though is their direction. Housefull3 is an amalgamation of goofball gags and childish jokes. At times, the gags make you choke with anger or with laughter. The boys take turns to play lame, blind and mute. The girls play dumb throughout. The adults, Batook, Urja Nagrik (Jackie) and Pasta (Chunky) scheme and overact. There is no plot in sight.