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REVIEW: Shakalaka Boom Boom

The most enduring thing about the movie is its name, its name and only its name, writes Khalid Mohamed.

movie-reviews Updated: Apr 09, 2007 12:00 IST
Khalid Mohamed
Khalid Mohamed

Shakalaka Boom Boom
Bobby Deol, Kangana Ranaut, Celina Jaitely, Upen Patel, Anupam Kher
Direction: Suneel Darshan
Rating: *

Crackaclacka Boom dhoom dhoom. The most appealing part of Vakashakala Dhaka Laka Kaka Mamma Laaka Voom Voom is its title. It'll take you three hours at least to get it right... Shaka... no Shakalaka..., you get the drift.

Anyway Suneel Darshan's Amadeus of Andheri resides in New York, South Africa, Diskopur, Ghazia Sultanabad, Kaifi Parade, it really doesn't matter. There's AJ (Bobby Deol) who dons tomato red jackets, a hairstyle with so many circles and bylanes that it needs traffic signals. And when he's angry, he drinks brown liquids.

He's a hit pop composer.. but is challenged by a half naked dude (Upen Patel, needs much much more polish) who swears, "I am the BEST". Did he mean the Bombay bus service? The two want to be Rahulda Burmans but sound Himesh Reshammaiyya without his baseball cap on. Scary.

A woman (Kangana Ranaut, pretty), who wears handkerchiefs in place of skirts, naturally likes Mr Half Naked... and all of this makes Tomato Jacket see red, red and more red till he explodes into a ketchup rage. Really, Sauce bhi kabbi singer tha.

For more nutzoid entertainment, there's a PR woman (Celina Jaitly) who looks like a gazillion bucks but vanishes into thin air, Anupam Kher who shows up to nach baliye (Kherji, stop dancin' please), and best of all Govind Namdeo as a guru who wears more knitted sweaters than Rishi Kapoor ever did in his lifetime.

Namdeo's woollen garma garam performance has to be seen to be disbelieved. Welcome the new hottie of the season. Oh okay, finally a massive glitter ball falls on Tomato's skull.

Naked Dude suddenly starts coughing like Leela Chitnis... someone's in a coma, a wild animation scene of dragons erupts...and by this time, you're not sure whether you've watched Shakawavaka Bakavaka Laaaka Naaaka Waaka Craaaka Wackka. Oh, forget it.

First Published: Apr 07, 2007 13:19 IST