Four Two Ka One, ‘the title’ reminded us of Shah Rukh Khan starrer One 2 ka 4 (2001). While there is nothing common between the two, Four Two Ka One also looks like a film which belongs to the past decade. The film is a comedy with a message.
Speaking of comedy, the humour is clean and works in parts, although most of it looks dated and naive. The execution and treatment given to the film doesn’t look like it’s been made keeping the present-day audience in mind. The modest production value doesn’t help either.
The film revolves around jobless friends Vijay (Jimmy Sheirgill) and Raja ( Rajpal Yadav) who struggle to make ends meet. The supposed thieves steal a mysterious bag, hoping for a change in fortune. However, on possessing the bag, the two get entangled in chaos. There begins the comedy of errors, tale of mistaken identities. While the bag is chased by many for their own reasons, its contents make Vijay and Raja analyze their life and ideologies. What’s in the bag?
The film has a touch of Priyadarshan-esque comedy, where characters keep chasing each other. The second half is high on emotions and drama. The story has a heart but overall, it’s something you have seen before, thus making the film look a tad jaded.
Comedy is Rajpal Yadav’s forte and he does it well. When was the last time you saw Jimmy Sheirgill dance? After doing a series of solid serious roles,the actor tries his hand at comedy and fares well. The song and dance routine looks too cliched and unnecessary though.
Murli Sharma, Nikita Anand and Sushant Singh are decent in supporting roles.
This formulaic comedy of errors won’t make you laugh out loud but it doesn’t bore you either.
Two friends steal a mysterious bag, hoping it would change their fortune. Do things work out as per their plan?
The Times of India