Poor Akshay Kumar.
Bollywood movie critics have lately made a sport of buggering the fellow’s films with glee.
Akshay’s new movie Houseful released today and the critics tore into the movie.
Here’s what a sample of critics had to say on Houseful:
There is no craft or narrative or characterisation to speak of.
Random events and characters, lies and misunderstandings, serve to create a low-IQ comedy.
…. the writing in Housefull is too mediocre and the film is, at best, a below average entertainer. Keep your expectations low and see it if you must.
There is tacky, there is trashy and then there is a whole new depth of shamelessness that can be found in a film that ends with footage of its producer’s birthday party.
That’s right, the closing credits of Sajid Khan’s [ Images ] latest film Housefull feature video from Sajid Nadiadwala’s birthday party, complete with shots of cake, cast and crew assembled grinningly around the producer. It’s an unbelievable new low, and trust Sajid Khan to hit it before anyone else does.
The film itself is just as distasteful.
…..On the Akshay Kumar filmography, this film deserves pride of place right between Chandni Chowk To China and Kambakkht Ishq. Kumar’s paid dozens of crores for this shtick, but what’s your excuse for watching?
What can you say for a movie where Arjun Rampal is the most distinguished cast member, making former superstar Akhsay Kumar look like an approximation of the monkey he slaps? Not much except wonder how Akshay Kumar is planning his career.
Sure, these critics may also have had a nice thing or two to say about the film but for the most part they are not happy.
Housefull Review: Decent Movie; Don’t Believe the Critics