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Review: Buddha Mar Gaya

movie reviews Updated: Aug 17, 2007 19:26 IST
Khalid Mohamed
Khalid Mohamed
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Buddha Mar Gaya
Anupam Kher, Paresh Rawal, Rakhi Sawant
Direction: Rahul Rawail
Rating: 1/2*

Sorry, in the line of duty, one sat through this hyper-VULGAR comedy which pinches and pulls at every part of your body, makes humour a dirty word.. and compels you to wonder what enticed Rahul Rawail to fall to such depths. Was it just the prospects of mangling Hollywood rubbishy movie titled Greedy?

It’s about a dead man (Anupam Kher, not funny) and a gang of gargoyles who want cash, sex and sleaze. It’s a sad day that you have to see a marvelous actor like Om Puri playing a part that defies description: he shows off a huge belly and indulges in bisexual innuendos.

Puri, Kher and Paresh Rawal are uniformly unbearable, Ranvir Shorey as a corpse-selling nutzoid demonstrates that he can be hammy. Prem Chopra in an underpants-moment is gross.. and Rakhi Sawant’s sexpot act is as boring as watching paint peel.

Want to give out an award for the worst movie of the year.. so far? Buddha Mar Gaya wins it hands and pants down.