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Review:One Two Three

movie-reviews Updated: Mar 29, 2008 13:22 IST
Khalid Mohamed.
Khalid Mohamed.
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One Two Three
Cast
: Respected Tusshar Kapoor, Lord Paresh Rawal, Sir Suniel Shetty
Misdirection: Ashwani Dhir
Rating: One star

Once upon a time, Mr Dhir wrote and directed the funny TV serial Office Office. Now, he directs the not-funny Three One Two, Two Three One, Five Ten Nine, Two Eight Five. Do excuse, because you lose count of whatever Mr Dhir is trying to say about several men called Laxmi Narayan. They are all mistaken for one another which is about as funny as all Georges being mistaken for Bush. Or all Sens for Sush.

Starring a priceless diamond (step-sister of the Kohinoor), the plot believes it’s witty when Tusshar’s mum eggs him on to become a Lokhandwala goonda. Rawal sir sells lingerie, so get set for the Kader Khan (or Abbas-Mustan) jokes. And Sir Shetty does what he’s best at. NOTHING.

Upen Patel and Tanishaa are employed as daily wages junior artistes. Esha Deol is certainly not as choosy as Aamir Khan about scripts. And Sameera Reddy could well resolve to accept offers only from Buddhadev Das Gupta.

Enough tolerated. Evidently, Mr Dhir has been ‘inspired’ by Hollywood’s Blame it on the Bellboy. He could have called his take, Zero Zero Zero. Or Zero Teen Paanch. Or Do Char Ek. Oh forget it.