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De Dana Dan – Review

Posted by Admin On November - 28 - 2009

‘De Dana Dan’ is a Priyadarshan film in true sense; so one can imagine 10 odd characters falling prey to a comedy of errors and another set of 10 characters adding to the confusion. But alas, the film that is promoted as one of the offing similar to the blockbuster film Hera Pheri, doesn’t even have the trio – Akshay-Suniel-Paresh together in a single scene.

Nitin (Akshay) works as a servant to a rich lady (Archana Puran Singh) to pay the loan his father had taken. His childhood sweetheart Anjali (Katrina) loves him madly and also pays the restaurant bills to date the hunk. Ram (Suniel) works as a courier boy and can’t afford to marry his love (Sameera). Nitin and Ram are friends and together devise a kidnapping plan to get quick rich. What follows is a laugh riot with a dash of mistaken identities, chaos, marriage fervour and money matters thrown in.

Veteran director Priyadarshan handles comedy and confusion with ease but we wish sharper editing scissors could have done the trick. A not so impressive climax mars the laugh-a-thon. Priyan’s gang of characters is successful in imparting a few funny sequences. There quite a few scenes that tickle your funny bone, and also some dull moments.

The peppy number ‘mein barish kardu paise ki…’, already a chartbuster, is picturised well and also adds tempo to the screenplay. And if you are waiting to catch Akki-Kat getting wet in the rain in a sensuous song, we tell you that the song ‘Aa gale lag ja…’ is still to get a go ahead from the Censor Board. Nevertheless, the title song, that serves as the background score lends pace to most sequences.

Akshay is in full form and a treat for all who love this Khiladi’s comic timing. As usual Suniel Shetty is stiff and not so impressive. Looking fresh as a petal, Katrina doesn’t get a chance to showcase her acting skills but still manages to appear eye candy. Watch her matching dance steps with Akshay and you know she is here to rule the roost. Sameera Reddy and Chunky Pandey look out of the place. By now Neha Dhupia surely knows how to carry off a call girl’s character. Paresh Rawal is consistent. In their short roles, Johny Lever and Rajpal Yadav don’t disappoint.

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