Even when poverty walks out of a red-hot Ferrari – it looks damn cool! Who’d know better than the Grewals? One of the wealthiest business families in town who pride themselves on winning ‘loaded’ titles, and flaunting their riches – Porsches, Ferraris, designer this and designer that.
The younger Grewal, Rajveer ( Jackky Bhagnani), who has a passion for hot-wheels, has designed a ‘Dream Car’ (something like a desi Ferrari for the average Indian. Wow!) He has mostly driven solo, but shortly, he bumps into the girl of his dreams, Madhuri aka Maddy (Niddhi Subbaiah) and his ‘ball-bearings’ start to roll! She hates everything rich, damn the fact that she dons fancy clothes, bags and accessories. But here’s the problem.
Rajveer has only one way to impress her – he draws up a ‘Grewals-turn-gareeb‘ plan. Maa ( Kirron Kher) who dreams of a DB (read: dream bahu) for her son, business tycoon Pitaji, Yashwardhan (Darshan Zariwala) – a number crunching brother; bhabhi and niece – all become victims of his ‘poor’ plan. They are rich by day and poor at night. Plight!
Yashwardhan’s role suddenly changes from cracking deals in crores to selling kelas, Maa gives up her ‘Manish Malhotra creations’ for the buddhi-blind-bechari ‘DM’ (read: down-market) look, his brother plays an alcoholic, and bhabhi turns into a bai (Hai-la!). All this while the love-starved couple – Rajveer and Maddy romance in dream sequences in exotic Italy (No ‘penne’ for your thoughts). Soon, there’s double-trouble in this plan, when Maddy’s twin bros, Karan – Arjun ( Arjun Rampal) walk into the chaos and turn this gareeb-khana into a pagal-khana.
Jackky Bhagnani’s decent effort shows (as much as his 8-pack), his comic-timing is well-toned in parts too; he flaunts smooth moves on the dance floor, though in emotional scenes he seems lacking in confidence and falters. Niddhi Subbaiah, in her first big Bollywood role, looks pretty and confident, but seemingly over-enthu at times.
Darshan Zariwala steps out of his serious-cinema mould and surprises us with a fab comedy act. Arshad Warsi in a cameo, tries to add southern tadka with his accent, but he doesn’t do much beyond that, really. Arjun Rampal’s, comic-timing is a revelation. His double-act entertains and adds energy to this comedy.
The star-performer, undoubtedly, is Kirron Kher; not that it’s a surprise. She overacts convincingly (she’s supposed to be a filmi Maa), and her over-the-top histrionics are hilarious.
The story (a remake of Telugu hit ‘Seema Tapakai’) is mounted on a weak idea, with paucity of funny moments and well-written scenes. Gadhvi (known for the ‘Dhoom’ series) has poorly patched the comic scenes with some songs (with a bounty of bikini-clad women – ‘Dhoom’ hangover, huh?), social messages (forced); and a story with a few laughs and even lesser romance.
This film is all about a bunch of people going bananas, yet, it doesn’t leave you in splits. But if you care for a few giggles, go watch it.
An ameer boy makes a gareeb game-plan to woo his ladylove, and his whole family puts up a comical con-for-a-cause act for his sake.