(Movie Review) Here we go again. Milap Zaveri and Mushtaq Sheikh – the writers of Kya Kool Hain Hum 3 – are back with another story set in Thailand. They have got Riteish Deshmukh to a cameo for them too. They have even got some cast members of Kya Kool Hai Hum 3 to drop by the sets and show some skin (Bruna Abdullah and Gizele Thakral). Lawman Jeans has given some money to this sex comedy too. If Kya Kool Hain Hum 3 was a low point, Mastizaade is the rock bottom.
At least KKHH 3 had a nifty premise; Mastizaade doesn’t even deliver on that. Zaveri, also the film’s director, has managed to sink to indecent depths of offensive humour. Mastizaade has no masti whatsoever. This is intolerable cruelty, a vicious attack on the senses. In case you missed the countless Sunny interviews talking about Mastizaade, viewers get a double dose of her. She plays Laila and Lily Lele, sisters who run a sex addiction rehabilitation centre. The former is the sexy one as evident by the tiny size of her clothes, the latter the geeky one because she wears spectacles, stammers and owns a few saris. It does look though that Lily borrows her sister’s nightwear. In what seems like Zaveri and Sheikh cracking and enjoying an in-joke, they name one of the heroes Sunny Kele (Tusshar). (It results in scenes in which Sunny Leone’s Laila makes many moves on Sunny with lines such as “Main Sunny Ke Bina Nahi Jee Sakti”.) The other desperado is Aditya Chotya (Vir Das).
The two friends run an advertising agency, XXX, which here is an excuse to make sex-themed commercials for Lawman and Manforce condoms. Sunny and Aditya hunt rehab clinics to get lucky with women, until one day their “chicks ray” doesn’t work. The object of their marital dreams is Laila and Lily. If the writers are taking Sunny Leone to Pattaya, then you know what their intent is: put her in a bikini in every second scene. No Zaveri adult comedy is complete without a gay as a man predator and innocent animals interacting with idiotic humans. But there is nothing amusing about Suresh Menon hamming it. His job here is to molest Sunny aka Tusshar, perform some of the most outrageous gags of the film, walk without a t-shirt on and say lines such as “I just want to have fun with a man’s gun”. No animals may have been harmed during the shooting of the film but they – donkey, horse – sure were insulted and taken advantage of.
A physically-handicapped army officer, who is Lily’s fiancÃ©, is also thrown into this mess for supposed laughs. Some of the oldest jokes are used here and they barely succeed in getting a giggle let alone a big, hearty laugh. The filthy word play (character names include Titli Boobna, Son Das) and dirty talk is all there but even Zaveri and Sheikh seem to have run out of ideas given this is their second sex comedy of the year. As one bawdy gag after another arrives, the patience deteriorates. There are images that will haunt viewers in their nightmares for a while including seeing the septuagenarian Asrani dress up in leafy underwear and get drenched. Wicked humour is not always indigestible and unfunny but Zaveri sure knows how to accomplish that.