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Reviewer's Summary - Entirely Avoidable|
Actors: Akshay Kumar, John Abraham, Paresh Rawal, Rajpal Yadav, Neha Dhupia, Asrani
Story, Screenplay & Direction: Priyadarshan
Producer: Ganesh Jain & Ashok Kotwani
Dialogs: Neeraj Vora
Garam Masala is another testament to the bankruptcy of imagination that plagues Bollywood.
Alas, director Priyadarshan who delighted us with a fine comedy in Hera Pheri (2000) has delivered a big dud in Garam Masala.
What condemns Garam Masala to the mounting Bollywood dustheap of mediocre movies is a ridiculously thin and asinine storyline.
Mac (Akshay Kumar) and Sam (John Abraham) are two fashion photographers working for Garam Masala magazine. But the young Lotharios are more interested in lassoing pretty women into their lair than in photography.
Shot in Mauritius, Garam Masala revolves around Mac juggling his relationship with four girls including three pretty air hostesses at the same time. That's it - nothing more, nothing less. Even that slender plot would be endurable if the juggling act wasn't handled so crudely.
Paresh Rawal is Mac's much harried cook, who has a hard time keeping up with the culinary preferences of each of his boss' girlfriends and their photographs on the mantelpiece. Another fine actor Rajpal Yadav has a small role as the driver/auto mechanic Babban.
Since Akshay Kumar is the bigger star, he hogs the meaty role in Garam Masala relegating John Abraham to a much smaller role.
John Abraham is conveniently packed off early in the movie to America after winning a photo competition leaving the screen to
Akshay Kumar and Paresh Rawal were also present in Hera Pheri.
The music in Garam Masala is easily forgettable.
All in all, a disappointing movie. - Copyright SearchIndia.com.