The audience doesn't seem to tire of watching the formulaic films but that time is fast approaching when they'll finally snap and shout - 'Enooooouuuugh!'. Krishnashtami hopefully rings the alarm bell.
Sunil's effortless knack for comedy was his biggest asset and that was the major reason he has been loved over the years. As he transitioned into the hero, we were all just hoping that he would bring something new to the table by blending in his comic abilities with some interesting roles which would create a signature of his own. But if his choice of films, of which Krishnashtami is the latest, is anything to go by it looks like we are being treated to a tedious version of Sunil trying to do the same thing everyone else is doing - playing the toughie, and there are no laughs too!
In the process, not just is Sunil losing his way in the crowd of actors, but is also letting his soul go for a toss and it's definitely time he puts in greater effort in selecting his projects. Coming to story, we have an NRI hero who has been living in the US since childhood and is craving to come back to India because he likes the "values" here. On his way back, he sees this bubbly girl who has a theory of life she calls Pallavism and decides to do anything to make her fall for him, in three days. Of course, he manages to do so and then later lands in India and unknowingly gets entangled in a problem that has been chasing him since childhood. From here, we are taken into his ordeals to come out of the tricky situation.
Now, does that story seem inspiring at all? No, it doesn't! Instead, what we see is a great deal of inspiration from multiple films including
and well, the list goes on, because if you remember, all of them have loads of similarities again.
As for the cast, there are many talented people around but amply wasted in a story which has neither direction nor innovation. It's sad to see Nikki Galrani - who has been doing some impressive work in other industries - reduced into a glam doll without much thinking to do. Dimple Chopade's waistline is more the focus here than her actual role. Talented artistes like Ashutosh Rana, Mukesh Rishi, Thulasi, Pavitra Lokesh and a lot more familiar names are wasted.
Yes, the audience doesn't seem to tire of watching the formulaic films but that time is fast approaching when they'll finally snap and shout - 'Enooooouuuugh!'. Krishnashtami hopefully rings the alarm bell.