Reviewer's Summary - Fine Comedy|
Actors: Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty, Paresh Rawal, Tabu, Om Puri, Kulbushan Kharbanda, Asrani
Story: Anand Vardhan
Music: Anu Malik
Screenplay & Dialogs: Neeraj Vora
A first class story, fine acting and well crafted dialogs make a rare combined appearance in this Bollywood comedy.
A remake of the Malayalam movie Ramji Rao Speaking, Hera Pheri features Paresh Rawal, Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty and Tabu in key roles.
Shyam (Suniel Shetty) comes to the big city from the village to get a job at the bank, where his father used to work before his death in a fire accident. Unbeknownst to Shyam, Anuradha Shivshankar Panikar (Tabu), a daughter of another ex-employee, is after the same job. Although Shyam initially resists Anuradha's efforts to get the job since he desperately needs it, he gallantly steps aside after realizing the dire situation of Anuradha and her mother.
Another unemployed youth Raju (Akshay Kumar) is Shyam's roommate and Babubhai (Paresh Rawal) is his indebted landlord and owner of the dilapidated Star Garage.
As Shyam, Raju and Babubhai ponder their miserable plight, an unusual opportunity presents itself in the form of a wrong-number call they get from the kidnapper of a young girl asking for ransom. Seeing in the call a way out of their financial predicament, the three hatch a plan to call the grandfather (Kulbhushan Kharbanda) of the young girl and ask for double the ransom, pay the real kidnappers half the money, keep half and restore the child to her grandfather.
Although Suniel Shetty, Akshay Kumar and Tabu more than do justice to their roles, it's Paresh Rawal's performance as the boozing, slow-witted, kind hearted landlord that steals the show by a mile.
In a rare for a Bollywood movie, there's never a dull moment in Hera Pheri as the fast-paced narrative keeps the viewer continuously entertained.
Denewala and Jab Bhi Koi Haseena are two of the better songs. - Copyright SearchIndia.com.