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Golmaal Again – Reviews

Golmaal Again is the fourth offering from the zany Golmaal franchise. Rohit Shetty’s big budget- one location franchise has the same cast adding Tabu, Parineeti Chopra, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Prakash Raj to his series.

We share some reviews from the newspapers and critics below:

CNN NEWS 18: Rajeev Masand – 2/5

I suppose it’s true: film critics are entirely unreasonable people. After endlessly complaining that the last two Golmaal films were like a series of jokes strung together with little by way of story, listen to us grumble now that Golmaal Again has too much plot.  Read More

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NDTV: Raja Sen – 2/5

As a viewer, you go into this film fully prepared for inanity. Sanjay Mishra will misspell things, Ajay Devgn will break a few fingers, Vrajesh Hirjee will show up and Tusshar Kapoor will shut up. There will also be, naturally, a whole lot of slapping, and a few jokes about a blind man. Read More

The Times Of India: Meena Iyer – 3.5/5

Golmaal is the screwball comedy franchise that has been kept alive for the last eleven years. Reruns on satellite channels always make you chuckle, no matter from which point you catch the film. Like its previous instalments, this one too has moments of unadulterated fun. Read More

Indian Express: Shubhra Gupta – 2/5

For someone like me, no fan of the franchise, there’s usually very little to like in the ‘Golmaal’ films. And this time around too, I had resigned myself to a couple of hours of deja-view. But I have to say that the addition of a few new faces, and moving the location from the beaches of Goa to the green slopes of Ooty, helped freshen things up.Read More

Hindustan Times: Shweta Kaushal  – 2.5/5

When it comes to Rohit Shetty’s Golmaaal series, there are two kinds of movie buffs – one can’t get enough of it while the other slams it as illogical. If you fall in the former bracket, the filmmaker has a heavy dose of nostalgia for you. If you are part of the second category, Rohit has tried his best to entice you adding elements of horror, melodrama, revenge and even a storyline but that takes an hour to build up. Read More

India Today: Suhani Singh – 2/5

In the fourth installment of the Golmaal franchise, director Rohit Shetty takes pains to have a story even though the goal is the same:  laugh at all costs. So we have Tabu narrating a “story worth listening to”. But is the story really that important in Golmaal?  Read More

Mumbai Mirror: Kunal Guha – 2.5/5

In case you weren’t sure which number Golmaal this is, the lead cast ends the opening number with a freeze frame — holding up four fingers to the camera. This one sticks to the winning formula of the franchise — throw in a pack of out-of-work actors along with Ajay Devgn, a female lead (inevitably ornamental to the script) and recruit minimum wage writers to pen an omnibus of one-liners from hell.   Read More

Mid-Day: Subhash K Jha– 1.5/5

Half a star extra for this cold turkey of a comedy for not smashing expensive cars. Yes, folks. Rohit Shetty has actually made a “Golmaal” film without speeding cars crashing into one another. And that’s about the sign of maturity you will see in this franchise which seems designed for the mentally challenged.  Read More

Film Companion: Rahul Desai – 1/5

The good news is that Golmaal Again isn’t a sex comedy. The bad news is that it then automatically qualifies into the “family-friendly” comedy bracket. And you know how it is these days – writers aren’t told what kind of families to cater to, so naturally they write for ape families. In fact, Tusshar Kapoor has even played an ape in all the four (hundred) Golmaal films. … Read More

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DNA India: Sarita Tanwar – 3/5

It’s the fourth installment of the Golmaal franchise, and if you have watched the previous Golmaals, then you know what to expect. Only this time there is a ghostly twist. This time, the location has changed from Goa to Ooty. All the five boys grow up in an orphanage.  Read More

KoiMoi: Umesh Punwani – 3/5

Absolutely! It’s true to its genre – a horror comedy. There were moments when I wasn’t able to hear the dialogues because the audience was laughing out so loud.  Read More

Feature Photo: Indian Express

Director: Rohit Shetty
Story: Rohit Shetty, Screenplay: Yunus Sajawal,  Dialogues- Sajid & Farhad
Producer: Rohit Shetty, Sangeeta Ahir
Cast: Ajay Devgn, Arshad Warsi, Tabu, Parineeti Chopra, Shreyas Talpade, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Tushar Kapoor, Kunal Khemu, Sanjay Mishra, Johnny Lever, Mukesh Tiwari and Prakash Raj
Music: Amit Trivedi
Cinematography: Jomon T John
Editor: Bunty Nagi
Run Time: 2 hours and 31 Minutes

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