BUZZ-18 Review : De Dana Dan

De Dana Dan follows the 3Cs of a Priyadarshan comedy – cash, confusion and lots of chases. Faithfully obeying his own template, the director could might as well have made this film in his sleep. Packing in almost two dozen characters in a hotel, De Dana Dan is one long comic ride. The basic premise involves a bunch of greedy conmen caught in a web of lies. Thankfully, it is actually funny in most parts.

There are a few things that catch you unawares in this comedy. Though the promotion has been driven around Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty, Katrina Kaif and Sameera Reddy, the four are just a part of the ensemble. In fact, for a good part of the second half, Kumar and Shetty go missing. And while ardent fans might complain, the character actors more than make up for their absence.It’s a film targeted at a mass audience looking for a light hearted joy ride at the theatre. While one might accuse Priyadarshan of silliness and moments of low brow humour, he deserves full credit for managing such a huge cast. Not once does the confusion go out of hand as the director is in full control of the proceedings. Each actor delivers an energetic performance doing full justice to the loud, over the top tone of the film.

De Dana Dan doesn’t aspire to be a Hrishikesh Mukherjee or Rajkumar Hirani product. It’s got its goal clear and delivers what it promises. 

Verdict: It would be harsh to run it down by drawing unnecessary comparisons with classic comedies. De Dana Dan has tremendous entertainment value. Given the style of most Bollywood comedies – De Dana Dan is the funniest film of the season.

Rating: 3/5

 

Read Full Review HERE


~ by Yakuza on November 26, 2009.

11 Responses to “BUZZ-18 Review : De Dana Dan”

  1. Khalid has given 2 stars….which is ok….he has been consistent….Looks like to be an out an out comedy,with some dumb scenes….Still i feel it will be entertaining….

  2. TOI has given 2 and half ….guess what worst are yet to come…masands,shekhars and sens must be ready to rip it apart….

  3. De dhan dan will be superb film with nice comedy.akki will come again on top with this flm.music is superb and will promoted film.might be hit film.

  4. Very funny and laughing movie, just going and enjoy. We give 4/5 Stars.

  5. i saw it just nw from shw NOT GOOD ONE ACTORS ARE WASTED OVRACTING KA FLOOD AAYA THA THETAR MEIN IF U R BIGGEST FAN OF AKKI KAT U WILL DISAPPOTTED DON GO U CAN WATCH IN dvd KURBAAN BETER THI

  6. Akkki movies reviews are as yawning as his movies now …

  7. The movie is a marvelous piece of direction. It takes at least a team of directors and unparalleled imagination to put all those actors together. Movie delivers more than what it promised. A minority (including the critics) may not like this one as they are used to the pseudo intellectual films.

  8. @jacob
    agree with you…

  9. funtasticly filmed wit good combo story must see movie of the year

  10. Q. Which film is the biggest hit of the year so far?

    A. Wanted is the biggest hit of 2009 till date from all Hindi films followed by Love Aaj Kal although Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani may cross the business of Love Aaj Kal. 2012 is the biggest hit of all films released this year in the All India market.

    M Jain

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