Bollywood film No Problem starring Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Akshaye Khanna, Sushmita Sen, Paresh Rawal et al is receiving withering scorn from movie critics.
No Problem is directed by Anees Bazmee whose claim to fame is the hideously bad Singh is Kinng.
Even unabashed Bollywood cheerleaders like India FM have come down heavily on the film.
Here’s how a sample of Indian movie critics vented on No Problem:
No Problem is so bad you want to curl up in your seat and cry. It’s surprising that it got made at all. Anees Bazmee, the film’s writer and director (easily the biggest culprit), is not exactly known for making anything other than mindless comedies, but the mindlessness only adds to the painfulness in this film.
The two-hour “No Problem”, with gags like a farting gorilla, a seduction scene between Khanna and Kapoor and a whole host of others, is so excruciatingly painful to watch that even a dentist’s chair would seem like a more attractive proposition….This is not funny at any level….It’s not just that this is a bad film, what’s worse is that the makers themselves seem like they couldn’t care less. Bazmee and his crew go about the job as if they were making a home video. The reason the comedy doesn’t work is because the director doesn’t take his work seriously. This is haphazard filmmaking at its worst. Avoid like the plague.
* India FM
Bazmee’s latest outing is so mind-numbingly dull that you wonder how could he come up with such a soulless and charmless film….NO PROBLEM doesn’t have a smart plot….But the bigger problem is it doesn’t have those genuinely funny sequences and crackling dialogue either that you associate with the accomplished director’s films….the writing is so inconsistent this time that one has to actually struggle to stay attentive….NO PROBLEM has a huge problem: It fails to entertain!
No Problem is so staggeringly brain dead and relentlessly tedious that it makes Anees Bazmee’s earlier comedies, Singh is Kinng and Welcome look like classics….This threadbare plot is an excuse for flat jokes, limp songs and action scenes, which are excessively violent for a comedy. People get shot, burned, electrocuted and brutally beat up.
The storytelling is strikingly archaic; the comedy dull. Women in bikinis wrapped around cars, bikes, and the lead actors are flaunted in almost every scene.