Rating : 2/5Cast: Akshay Kumar,Sonam Kapoor,Bobby Deol,Suniel Shetty,Celina Jaitly,Irrfan Khan,Rimi Sen
Director: Anees Bazmee
Producer: Ronnie Screwvala, Twinkle Khanna
Banner: UTV Motion Pictures, Hari Om Productions
Music: Pritam Chakraborty
Background Music: Sandeep Shirodkar
Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya, Ashish Pandit, Kumaar
Cinematography: Ravi Yadav
Editing: Steven H. Bernard
Story/Writer: Anees Bazmee
Bollywood seems to be undergoing times of rehashing. While some filmmakers are remaking films, some are plainly encashing songs of yesteryears to create some hype around their film. Anees Bazmee's latest release Thank You has it all. The film is not only lifted in bits and pieces from Anees's previous films like No Entry or No Problem but also has resemblance to films on infidelity like Biwi No.1, Masti, Shaadi No 1 etc. Moreover, Anees also packs in an item number featuring Mallika Sherawat and has a remixed cult number Pyar Do Pyar Lo. Now it only remains to see whether all this works in the film's favour or not.
Based on infidelity, Thank You is a film about three lecherous husbands Raj (Bobby Deol), Vikram (Irrfan Khan) and Yogi (Suneil Shetty), big womanizers who openly cheat on their wives played by Sonam Kapoor, Rimi Sen and Celina Jaitly respectively. Of them all Sanjana (Sonam) loves Raj too much but starts doubting him and deploys a detective agent Kishan (Akshay Kumar) to prove this. How he works towards proving Raj guilty and in the process exposes Vikram and Yogi too follows through rest of the plot.
Though not as intolerable as No Problem, Thank You has more negatives than positives. The film gets mired by not only bad editing but also bad dubbing and lighting. Even the lip-syncing of songs by all the actors is faulty.
Story writer and director Anees Bazmee fails to bring any novelty in the story and this time around lacks in direction too.
All the actors appear in their over the top acting and expressions. Akshay Kumar is his usual flop self and as most of the cases, this time too fails to conjure any laughs. While Rimi Sen is all bloated up in this film, Celina Jaitly mostly suffers from bad make-up followed by close shots throughout the film. Apart from weeping and sniffing, Sonam Kapoor doesn't have much to do. Irrfan Khan is the only respite in all of them. He surely does bring in a few chuckles.
Music by Pritam is average at best.
Over all, Thank You is a feeble attempt at comedy. It may not get to welcome many people at the box-office.