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"Mujhse Shaadi Karogi"

JUST ONE word of caution — don't go for this film if meaning or art or sensible story is what you are looking for. David Dhawan's film "Mujhse Shaadi Karogi" is pure entertainment. Ranging from some funny moments to pure idiocy, the Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment film is about two men, Sameer (Salman Khan) and Sunny (Akshay Kumar), pursuing the same woman, Rani (Priyanka Chopra).

Sameer is the sincere one who pines secretly for Rani and does many things for her including paying the fee for a fashion show contest, while Sunny always walks away with the accolades. Why? Because Sameer is the clod, always making mistakes. The biggest one is zeroing in on Rani's strict, ex-serviceman father (Amrish Puri) and accidentally injuring him. Naturally the father hates him, while ladylove is torn between the attraction and her father. And then there is Sunny or Sani (as Sameer's astrologer friend puts it) who worms his way into their hearts, particularly the father's and it is the typical tortoise and rabbit story.

The director wants to complicate a wafer thin plot as much as possible by bringing in an old grandmother, who cannot see without her spectacles, the young wife of the Colonel Saab is taken to be Sameer's love by the grandmother, then there is the deluded house owner and many other crazy characters.

The climax takes the cake as it is set in a cricket stadium. Sameer is goaded on to declare his love for Rani, as some cricketers make a cameo appearance, while Kapil Dev eggs him on. The bit with Navjot Singh Sidhu's expert comments is cute, while Sajid Khan, the man with the caustic tongue, is suitably baffled.

Salman Khan shows more brawn than histrionics, while Akshay Kumar displays a real flair for comedy. Some of his expressions are delightfully wicked and effortless. Amrish Puri as the Colonel and Rani's father is his usual loud self but then that is what he has been asked to do. Priyanka Chopra, who has been hyped a great deal, is nothing much to talk about.

Whenit is a caper without logic you don't expect much And to be fair there are none of the double entendres that are the hallmarks of David Dhawan films. The dialogue is trite butclean.

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