Fool and Final
Reviewer's Summary - Absolute Rubbish
Year: June 1, 2007 in the U.S.
Actors: Sunny Deol, Shahid Kapoor, Vivek Oberoi, Jackie Shroff, Sharmila Tagore, Om Puri, Ayesha Takia, Johny Lever, Sameera Reddy, Paresh Rawal, Gulshan Grover
Director: Ahmed Khan
Producer: Firoz Nadiadwala
Writeen by: Neeraj Vora & Anurag Kashyap
Music: Himesh Reshammiya
The three monkeys - Sunny Deol, Vivek Oberoi and Sameera Reddy - that tortured Bollywood movie fans in Naksha are back at their worst again.
This time the bozos, assisted by a second troika of Shahid Kapoor, Paresh Rawal and Ayesha Takia, inflict further misery upon hapless moviegoers in Fool N Final.
An absolutely disgusting movie, Fool N Final has a ridiculous script that even high school students would be embarrassed to own up to.
Come to think of it, a kindergarten school-day play would have a more coherent script.
Beyond the assinine script, Fool N Final's incompetence extends to the music, acting, directing and choreography.
Filmed in Dubai, Fool N Final is a bizarre account of a stolen diamond, rigged fights (sometimes at high altitudes on narrow platforms) and a bunch of petty thieves and gangsters, all in disjointed fashion.
To paraphrase Ignatius Reilly, the gods of chaos, lunacy and bad taste gained ascendancy for the entire two hours and 24 minutes that Fool N Final is on the screen.
Hollywood movies like Night at the Museum, Departed and Pursuit of Happyness command our utmost respect because of the enormous attention they lavish on the script. Bollywood movies like Fool N Final and Ta Ra Rum Pum deserve our complete scorn because of the scant attention paid to producing a decent script.
Fool N Final's principal protagonists Vivek Oberoi, Shahid Kapoor and Sunny Deol prove yet again why they are a bunch of C-Grade actors in the evening of their Bollywood careers.
Sunny Deol's only job in the movie is to flex his muscles and send the bad guys flying. Although seemingly not a difficult task for a veteran of some 75 movies, Sunny Deol makes even this simple chore look difficult.
The fact that Vivek Oberoi and Shahid Kapoor were willing participants in this horror show is a reminder of how low they have fallen on the Bollywood totem pole.
It's a small mercy for movie goers that Sameera Reddy has a relatively small role in Fool N Final. This lady has proved time and again that she cannot act to save her life.
To see talented actors like Paresh Rawal reduced to playing zany roles that add nothing to their reputation is distressing. Ditto with Om Puri and Sharmila Tagore.
Fool N Final's music and dance sequences made us want to scream out in agony. It was only the fear of being ejected from the theater that made us gritt our teeth and endure the traumatic experience.
To describe Fool N Final as shallowly amateurish would be high praise indeed. Even diehard Hindi movie fans like us are appalled at Bollywood's ceaseless ability to lift bufoonery to the level of high art.