There are two reasons why Golmaal can be termed a good film. One, it has a very neat storyline where all the actors get an equal chance to perform. Two, the story never goes out of focus. For both, the credit goes to debutant director Rohit Shetty who has aptly exploited the potential of his actors.
Golmaal is the story of four men - Gopal (Ajay Devgan), Madho (Arshad Warsi), Lucky (Tusshar Kapoor) and Laxman (Sharman Joshi). Sharman is a college student and the others his friends who have been rusticated from college.
Ajay is the leader of the gang, whose activities result in Sharman also being rusticated. The four try to find a new shelter from where they can continue with their old way of life. Scriptwriter Neeraj Vora deserves praise for keeping in mind that, except for Sharman, none of the male leads match the look of a college student and, thus, showing them as rusticated students.
|Ajay Devgan and Sharman Joshi steal the show in Golmaal|
The story really begins only after half an hour. The four get chased by a local goon, Wasooli (Mukesh Tiwari), and hide in a bungalow owned by a blind couple, (Paresh Rawal and Sushmita Mukherjee) who are waiting for their grandson whom they have not seen for years. Gopal plans to pose as their grandson and enters the house with his friends.
The fun element is retained throughout as Sharman is made the scapegoat by his friends.
becomes more enjoyable with the entry of their neighbour Rimii, for whom the four fall.
The film also has its share of villains who want to kill the couple for their wealth.
does seem stretched at times but perhaps that is because of the storyline. Ajay again proves his versatility by playing a comic role after a long time (he last did such a role in David Dhawan’s
Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin
). Sharman and Arshad have been doing this kind of role for some time now but don’t look boring.
Tusshar, who plays a dumb man also lives up to expectation after
Kya Kool Hai
. Paresh Rawal, who always gives the impression that no one could have done better, leaves an impression on the audience with his role of a fun-loving man with a painful personal life. Rimii, who has a small role, does not disappoint and performs when she gets a chance.