Movie review: Mr Joe B Carvalho is not at all funny

  • Mr Joe B Carvalho

    Mr Joe B Carvalho, starring Soha Ali Khan, Arshad Warsi and Javed Jaffrey releases on January 3. Browse through stills from the movie.

  • Arshad Warsi

    Arshad Warsi as Detective Joe in Mr Joe B Carvalho.

  • Javed Jaffrey

    Javed Jaffrey plays Carlos in Mr Joe B Carvalho.

  • Javed Jaffrey

    You’ll need a second look to realize its not the usual nurse around you. Javed Jaffrey in a still from Mr Joe B Carvalho.

  • Soha Ali Khan

    Soha performs deadly stunt in Mr Joe B Carvalho.

Asinine plot, unfunny jokes and most of the actors hamming it up – that’s the critics’ verdict on Mr Joe B Carvalho. Arshad Warsi is the only saving grace in this eminently forgettable film.

Samir Tewari's directorial debut Mr Joe B Cravalho opened this Friday. The film stars Arshad Warsi, Soha Ali Khan, Javed Jaffrey and Vijay Raaz.

While Arshad Warsi and Vijay Raaz perform to their own arc, a weak script fails to complement their effort.

Film critic Shubhra Gupta (Indian Express) writes, "Arshad is dumped into a plot that that is so asinine that it leaves one speechless. What can you say when you are faced with characters who make no sense, and speak only nonsense?"

Film analyst Saibal Chatterjee (NDTV) agrees, " Warsi certainly deserves better… Mr Joe B Carvalho, directed by first-timer Samir Tewari, is a comedy of terrors in which anything goes. It is utterly unfunny and riddled with mindless gags that drag beyond acceptable limits.”

Neither the script nor dialogues qualify this one for a decent comedy. Rohit Vats writes for IBN, "The tempo needs to go up otherwise it will become a collage of average jokes." 

Most critics singled out Soha Ali Khan for below par performance. Saurabh Dwivedi writes for India Today, "Looking at her (Soha's) acting, you can't help but dream of Javed Jaaferi telling her 'You won't be able to pull this off'."

With such scathing reviews, should you watch this film? As Saurabh concludes his review, "Watch this movie only if for you anything passes in the name of 'comedy'. The film deserves the one star it got for the bravery the makers of this film showed while making it."

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