Actors: Arshad Warsi, Irrfan Khan, Rajpal Yadav, Suresh Menon, Dia Mirza, Juhi Chawla
Director: Jaideep Sen
Producer: Rakesh Roshan
Written by: Ashwani Dhir
Music: Rajesh RoshanÂ
One of the more tolerable comedies emerging out of the Bollywood cesspool, Krazzy 4 is the story of four mental patients Raja (Arshad Warsi), Dr.Mukerji (Irrfan Khan), Gangadhar (Rajpal Yadav) and Dabhoo (Suresh Menon) and their pretty doctor Sonali (Juhi Chawla) on a day out in Mumbai.
Arshad Warsi has serious anger management issues, Irrfan Khan has an obsessive compulsive personality disorder, Rajpal Yadav is a schizophrenic who lives in his mind in pre-independence IndiaÂ while Suresh Menon is an autistic youngster, who (almost) never speaks.
While we wouldn’t go as far as to describe Krazzy 4 as a wildly entertaining comedy, it did notÂ leave us utterly bored or disgusted like most Bollywood movies.
As is usual with Bollywood films, not much attention is paid to crafting a well-layered story, which quickly runs amok.
No sooner do the four crazies drive into Mumbai, than their doctor is kidnapped by some unsavory elements who want her declare a notorious criminal as insane so that he can be transferred to a mental asylum, from where he can escape.
Once the four realize that Dr.Sonali is kidnapped, their attempts to rescue her accounts for much of the movie.
Rajpal Yadav and Irfan Khan (two of the accomplished actors in Bollywood) do a decent job in Krazzy 4 as does Arshad Warsi, who we usually see as Munnabhai’s sidekick in the Munnabhai comedies.
Dia Mirza, who plays a TV reporter here, provides the romantic angle as Arshad Warsi’s former girl friend.
The much hyped dances by both Shahrukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan turned out to be disappointments.Â Hrithik’s dance was odd coming as it did literally after the movie got over.
Say what you will, Hrithik dances better than Shahrukh Khan.
The music in Krazzy 4 didn’t do much for us. Virtually, none of the songs made any impression.
Yesteryear darling Juhi Chawla was a bit of a disappointment with her ho-hum performance.
Particularly disappointing was Juhi Chawla’s passionless, effeteÂ confrontation with her husband toward the end after she realizes that her kidnapping was done at his behest.
The ending was rather pedestrian and a letdown with that ridiculous spiel by Juhi Chawla, and her patients on society not worthy of those four righteous crazies.
Oddly, there was not much of a crowd (just about a dozen people) in movie hall 1 for the 6:20 PM show of Krazzy 4 on Friday at Regal Cinemas in Burlington (New Jersey). Perhaps, the 6:30PM show of U Me Aur Hum was a bigger attraction.
All in all, Krazzy 4 was not a total waste of time or $$. Hey, it could have been a lot worse.