Watched the movie last week. It was a ok, timepass movie. I think the type of marketing this movie had wasn’t fair and in a sense fooled the viewer.
The Trailers emphasized a lot on the fact that it was from the makers of Hera-Pheri and Hungama. This movie didn’t have much of similiarity with the other 2 movies (except for that the title starts with an H.)
Hera-Pheri a pure comedy is a delight, Hungama can not be compared to Hera-Pheri but still it was good. Hulchul was a failed attempt of making a comical drama film.
The comedy part of the movie is good. The story revolves around Amrish Puri and an array of his sons [Jackie Shroff, Paresh Rawal, Arbaz Khan and Akshaye Khanna]. It shows the old Khaandan stuff. The movie also reflects QSQT.
If it would have been a pure comedy, then it would have been better, but when Priyadarshan thought of wooing the romance/drama audience too, things got messed up. He should have had stuck with “comedy only” theme.
Another shortcoming in the movie is that it has too many big chars. Amrish Puri, Jackie Shroff, Paresh Rawal, Arbaaz Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Kareena Kapoor, Arshad Warsi, Suniel Shetty, Shakti Kapoor and Farah apart from some small roles, such as Israni. With 10 main artists and 3 hours of screen time gives 18 minutes on average for each artist, which divides the attention of the viewer. Similar was the case with Hum Saath Saath Hain.
Yes, there good things too. Arshad Warsi, Akshaye’s(main lead) friend and got almost as much screen time as Akshaye himself. He was great. Munnabhai MBBS’ peroformance was continued here. Some scenes were really comical. Paresh Rawal was great (as ususal) and so was Suniel Shetty.
On the whole a total timepass movie which can only be watched once.