This article was last updated on June 18, 2022
This week's release is the Tusshar Kapoor-Vir Das-Sunny Leone starrer Mastizaade. If you were wondering as to what the term 'Mastizaade' means, then, Riteish Deshmukh does the honours in the film's trailers wherein he explains "Jise duniya kehti hai haraamzaada, jise pyaar se ladkiyaan kehti hain 'aur zyaada', wahi hota hai asli mastizaada". The film's promos promise a double dose of Sunny Leone and a triple dose of fun and masti. Will the film live upto its expectations or fail to rise (no pun intended) at the box-office, let's analyse.
Mastizaade starts off with the 'sparkling' introduction of Riteish Deshmukh, a self-confessed 'mastizaada'. Seeing his antics and his magnetism towards the opposite sex, makes the two self-confessed sex maniacs Aditya Chotiya (Vir Das) and Sunny Kele (Tusshar Kapoor) to become his disciples. While Aditya and Sunny get thrown out of an ad agency owned by Vivek Vaswani because of their extremely sexual content in all their ads, they land up starting their own ad agency named 'XXX'. On the other hand, in order to find a solution for their sexual obsessions, they check into a rehabilitation centre that's run by the twin sisters (who are sex addicts themselves) Laila Lele (Sunny Leone) and Lilly Lele (Sunny Leone again). While Laila Lele is modernity personified, Lilly Lele is a girl with simple values, but, stammers while talking. A lucky draw in the rehab centre wins Aditya and Sunny a trip to Pattaya alongwith Laila and Lily. Amidst all this, Aditya and Sunny land up falling in love with Laila and Lilly respectively. The problem is that Lilly Lele is already engaged to Deshpremi (Shaad Randhawa), a wheelchair bound wannabe army man who finds it tough to 'stand' on his feet. Amidst all this, there also exists 'Son-Das' (Suresh Menon), who happens to be the 'stereotypical gay' brother of Lilly and Laila. Situations go topsy-turvy when he starts developing feelings towards Sunny Kele. What happens to Aditya and Sunny in the end, do they get the love of their lives, who ultimately gets Sunny Kele between Lilly Lele and 'Son-Das' and do these 'mastizaades' find a solution to their sexual obsessions is what forms the rest of the film.
The film's director Milap Zaveri, who had made his directorial debut with JAANE KAHAN SE AAYI HAI and is best known his scripting abilities in many hit films, makes a 'comeback' as a director with MASTIZAADE. Even though one is mentally prepared for the kind of adult humour that the film promises to offer, still, one feels let down with MASTIZAADE. The reason being that Milap Zaveri, in an attempt to make a sex-comedy, goes extremely overboard and directionless with the film. Add to that, the film's baseless story (Mushtaq Sheikh, Milap Zaveri) which only makes the film extremely unbearable. The film is nothing but an onscreen amalgamation of one liners and punches with an overload of clichÃ©s jokes and viral videos.
As for the performances, when you have a film that has Sunny Leone in a double role, it's no rocket science to say that the camera refuses to leave her even for a second. The sad part is that despite having a double role, Sunny Leone fails to leave the much desired impact on the viewers. There's no doubt that she is indeed an eye candy, but, as they say that anything in excess becomes poison and MASTIZAADE is a perfect example of this saying. Tusshar Kapoor, who just had a similar kind of (read 'genre') film release last week in the form of KYA KOOL HAI HUM 3 (KKHH3), again struggles due to poor script. His act in MASTIZAADE seems to be an extension of his KKHH3. On the other hand, Vir Das too suffers due to similar reason but supports Tusshar well in carrying the film. Gizele Thakral (who plays the role of Titli Boobna) also seems to be suffering from a KKHH3 hangover. Besides the regular skin show and 'Titli-ation' and a few blonde acts, there is hardly anything to write about her. Suresh Menon, who has by now, got stereotyped into his (in)famous gay man act, offers a few laughs. Even though you would have wanted to see more of Riteish Deshmukh and his antics in this film, the sad part is that he is only in a cameo. A veteran actor like Asrani is totally wasted and one really feels sorry to see him in such a mindless film. The rest of the actors do no good in moving the film forward.
Barring a couple of tracks, the film's music (Amaal Mallik, Meet Bros Anjjan, Anand Raj Anand) is average. On the other hand, the film's background music (Sanjoy Chowdhury) is just about ok. While the film's cinematography (Sanjay F Gupta) is poor and also amateurish at places, the film's editing (Nitin Rokade) is good.
On the whole, MASTIZAADE comes across as a ludicrous movie with an absurdly inept story and screenplay. After the initial hysteria subsides, the film will struggle at the box office due to its weak content.