By Alisha Coelho
'Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum' requires mountain loads of patience to endure, but unexpectedly rewards your perserverance - in parts. When not resorting to done-to-death gags and punctuating the proceedings with sound effects made popular by PowerPoint presentations at the turn of the millenium, KSKHH works because of its witty dialogue and (dare we say it?) the endearing duo of Riteish Deshmukh and Tusshar.
What's it about?
Adi (Tusshar) is a struggling actor who works as a model for a home shopping network selling items like full body whitener. His roommate Sid (Riteish) is a DJ, who instead of working at the hottest nightclubs in town, spins for Gujarati folks at dandiya nights and goes by the name DJ Cumless. Chance encounters with Anu (Sarah-Jane Dias) and Simran (Neha Sharma) send the boys into a tizzy and Adi even proposes to Simran. She turns him down with the excuse that she prefers women, but Adi is unfazed, believing that Simran is his lucky charm. The boys then set off in hot pursuit of the ladies to Goa where more tomfoolery plays out.
The writers have fortunately relied on humour inspired by real life events (even ACP Dhoble isn't spared!) and Bollywood, rather than potty jokes that would only appeal to intellect of the least common denominator. It's also refreshingly free of teary melodrama, flying cars and moral preaching (here's looking at you, Bol Bachchan). As said before, Riteish and Tusshar work well together and there's even a cameo including Rohit Shetty and the latter, that's funnier than Tusshar's entire act in all the Golmaal movies put together. Neha Sharma is very easy on the eye and the song 'Dil Garden Garden Ho Gaya' is a riot of colours and catchy music, that has refused to leave this reviewer's head since she watched the movie.
On the flipside, Bollywood's obsession with caricaturing gay characters continues and the writers even poke fun at Progeria patients - a gag that's wholly unfunny. The supporting cast of Kavin Dave, Anupam Kher and Chunkey Pandey put in grossly OTT performances and let's not even get started on Sarah-Jane who hams her way through. There's also a horny pug Sakru that'll make Vodafone ads never seem the same again. But KSKHH's biggest problem is that the humour isn't consistent. After starting off with a bang, the proceedings nosedive after the plot shifts to Goa and gets unfunnier by the minute from then on.
What to do?
Whether driven to watch this movie by emotional blackmail, apocalyptic weather conditions or sheer curiosity, take heart that watching 'Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum' won't make you want to slash your wrists later.
in.com rating: 2.5/5
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