To make things more complicated, a millionaire (Anupam Kher) has been looking for his long-lost grandson, called Balwinder, who happens to be the sole heir to his property. It comes as no surprise that our protagonists, Balwinder from Patiala (Shaan) and Balwinder from Ludhiana (Mika) for obvious reasons, rise to the occasion and claim to be the missing grandson. But who’s telling the truth?
Speaking of the story, Balwinder Singh Famous Ho Gaya seems like a mishmash of multiple films. It draws inspiration from Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (although Mika and Shaan are no Salman and Akshay), Andaz Apna Apna and Rohit Shetty’s Golmaal. While the first half decently entertains, things go haywire as the story progresses. Barring a scene or two, the writing is neither clever nor funny enough to make you laugh. The length of the film is another issue.
Acclaimed singers Mika and Shaan make their acting debut in this supposed comedy. While both are comfortable on camera and can act, Mika steals the show. Shaan is easy on the eye but his overacting gets on your nerves eventually. Mika, on the contrary, is pleasantly understated. He also walks away with better songs.
Brazilian actress Gabriela Bertante cannot act or dance to save her life. Her presence is limited to being a glamorous prop in the songs who flaunts her assets at the drop of a hat. Anupam Kher proves what a fine actor he is, in spite of making a late entry in the film.
While things stay mediocre throughout, the final nail in the coffin is seeing Rajpal Yadav and Vindu Dara Singh dressed as girls. That sight is simply repulsive.
Two struggling singers/actors from Punjab come to Mumbai to make it big in films. Incidentally, both share the same name (Balwinder Singh), fall in love with the same girl and are forced to rent a room together.
The Times of India