Hum Tum Shabana (2011)

Movie Title – Hum Tum Shabana 

Rating: ★★½☆☆ 

Star Cast – Tusshar Kapoor, Minissha Lamba, Shreyas Talpade, Pia Trivedi, Satish Kaushik, and Sanjay Mishra.

Director – Sagar Ballary

Producer – Sunil Chainani, Sameer Srivastava, and Subhash Dawar.

Music Director – Sachin and Jigar

Genre – Comedy Romance

When David Dhawan entered the Bollywood he came up with the idea of senseless comedies where you need to keep your logic outside the cinema hall. Soon most of his movies got better response than expected and people began to follow his direction style. Directed by Sagar Ballary, Hum Tum Shabana stars Tusshar Kapoor, Minissha Lamba and Shreyas Talpade in the lead role along with Pia Trivedi, Satish Kaushik and Sanjay Mishra in the support cast.

The movie begins with Rishi (Tusshar) and Kartik (Shreyas) both are looking to have some better time with their life and they are assigned a new project by their new boss. However, during the work of event management they fall in love with one of the participants Shabana (Minissha) and they both get desperate to get the girl. Shabana is one of the contestant for beauty pageant contest but she has a secretive past. When Rishi and Kartik both know about her dangerous secret they try to run away from the girl but get into the hands of Shabana’s uncle Chacha (Satish Kaushik) who is an underworld don and looking for right groom for his niece.

On performance level, Tusshar is a complete disaster and he proves that when you give him dialogues to speak he cannot make his luck shine. He also tries some of his Golmaal tricks in the movie but that does not help the audiences to laugh hard. Shreyas has proved multiple times that he has a good comic timing and he can handle comedies very well, but since there is nothing much in the script even Shreyas cannot do much about his performance. Minissha has provided us with superlative performances in Yahaan and Well Done Abba but Hum Tum Shabana is nothing close to that. She is in the movie just to add some glamour quotient although the movie revolves around her. Satish Kaushik and Sanjay Mishra come up on the screen to have some comic lines but apart from that nothing is really worth in the movie. Pia Trivedi is complete waste in the movie and her item number is not even sexy. Technically, the camera work by Anirudh Garbyal is good but the screenplay and story by Farhajaan Sheikh is poorly done. The music by Sachin Jigar is good and songs like Hey Na Na Na Shabana and Music Bandh Na Karo are already on the music charts.

To conclude, Hum Tum Shabana revolves on the lines of Golmaal but does not provide the same effect. The movie is completely senseless comedy but the story writer should understand that even senseless comedies need some kind of strong script to back up the performances. The first half of the movie is good and offers various laughter moments but the second half is complete drag. The dialogues by Sharat Karatia are humorous but without any plot in the movie the soul of a whacky slapstick is completely missing.

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