chadna,khada hona, kela, dabao, soojan. Choose any word in Hindi that has a double meaning
and Indra Kumar has grabbed it for the third edition of the Masti series. Like a man’s
‘non-performing asset’ is referred to as saade
chhay baje with a gesture to show the droop. Whoops!
Three married men and a female ghost are all sexually
frustrated. A mother-in-law, a sister-in-law and a twin brother-in-law have
been playing havoc in the married lives of Amar, Prem and Meet. It’s been six
months since they’ve known intimacy with their wives.
“Six months? Imagine my plight, I’ve been waiting for
50 years,” says bhootni Ragini. She’s
been haunting Amar’s sprawling old mansion in his village, named Doodhwadi of
A sexy maid from Doodhwadi has driven the three
frustrated friends to the village in search of what their wives have denied
them for so long. And welcoming them is the much-denied bhootni who’s been waiting for her suhaag raat. Which of course has the three men trembling with
fright instead of shaking with excitement.
Between literally ‘uplifting’ scenes of Viagra and
self-gratification, and saying ‘cocktus’ instead of cactus, Great Grand Masti is awash with
below-the-belt happenings. With plenty of butts and cleavage which the boys
call ‘matkas’, the humour is
unabashedly politically incorrect, precisely what the franchise is all
about. But that’s not our grouse. When
it’s all about arousing interest and dousing it, it’s the inability to go
beyond the libido that makes your interest flag. Oops! If everything I say
today seems to have another meaning, put it down to the Masti effect. But when the maid heaves her chest and talks of seene mein kitna bhoj hai, you know
Indra Kumar has milked every opportunity. Still a fake Babaji, a ghost and a haveli, don’t provide the racy
naughtiness of Grand Masti.
Riteish Deshmukh, Aftab Shivdasani and Vivek Oberoi
are all at home fooling around with sex on their minds and saade chhay baje down below.
Riteish as Amar outstrips everybody else with his natural comic timing
and is hilarious in a scene with a bai.
The surprise addition to the franchise is Shreyas Talpade as Babu Rangeela, ‘character ka bahut hi dheela’,
delightful in a guest appearance. Urvashi Rautela as Ragini driven by desire is
only about oomph.
For a film that’s unashamed to ‘titillate’ at any
expense but doesn’t progress beyond for complete
entertainment, Great Grand Masti
gets a 2.5* rating.
Bharathi S Pradhan
Senior Journalist & Author