News Helpline | August, 09 2014
Entertainment is a 2014 Bollywood slapstick comedy film directed by debutant duo Sajid-Farhad, who are known for writing numerous films. Starring Akshay Kumar and Tamannaah Bhatia,the film is produced by Ramesh S. Taurani of Tips IndustriesLtd. Entertainment was released on 8 August 2014.Earlier titled "It's Entertainment", the logo of the movie unveiled on 14 May 2014, whilst the theatrical trailer was released on 19 May 2014.
Verdict : If you are a dog lover, you must watch it for our little star, Junior. Else, you can just let it pass. _______________________________________________________
The actor with the best comic timing, Akshay Kumar is back with yet another comic caper in ‘Entertainment’. Earlier in our Hindi films, dogs were used only as a source of comic relief or for an emotional scene. Yash Chopra's 'Noorie' could be termed as one of the first successful films featuring a dog in a pivotal role followed by Jackie Shroff starrer film 'Teri Meherbaniyan'. Along with these films, we did witness dogs essaying important roles in many films like 'Hum Aapke Hain Kaun', 'Mard', 'Bol Radha Bol', 'Chillar Party', 'Maa' and few more. he promos seemed a bit loud and over the top humor, but, with some good witty one liners attached to it. So let's find out, whether 'Entertainment' will provide us a good dose of entertainment with the help of its witty writing or might end up being a product of badly executed film by debutant director Sajid-Farhad.
'Entertainment' film is a story about Akhil (Akshay Kumar), who keeps doing odd jobs to support his livelihood. One fine day, he discovers that he is the illegitimate child of a multi millionaire Pannalal Johri (Dalip Tahil). But before Akhil could inherit his father's property, he comes to know that it's already been transferred in the name of his father's loyal dog Entertainment (Junior). Akhil along with the help of his friend Jugnu (Krushna Abhishek) decides to seek back his property by all means. What happens next is what the entire film is all about.
There are a huge number of movies in Bollywood, which have been synonymous with animals; however ‘Entertainment’ is one of those films, which showcases the animal in a totally different approach. Junior (the dog) is the actual hero of the film. He is thoroughly trained plays its part so well that it out shines Akshay Kumar in many scenes.
The movie will easily bring back memories of your lost pet. The emotional scenes showing the love between Akshay and Junior are wonderfully shot. Akshay is decent in his act, and showcases his best side in the climax of the film. His comic timing is, as usual, the best.
Tamannaah is better in this flick, as compared to her previous duds. Apart from that, she adds the glamour factor in the movie. Krushna sure adds humour and is hilarious with his dialogue delivery. He is the one person, who helps the film reach a certain level of tolerance. Johnny Lever too is good in his part, but we wish to have seen more of him in the movie.
The script is extremely loose and thus the audience does not connect with the story. Keeping aside a few emotional scenes between Junior and Akshay, none of the other scenes have any logic to them. Akshay, on the other hand, does not showcase his best work in this one. He is said to be the king of comedy and timing, but he probably didn’t give his best shot for ‘Entertainment’.
Talented actors like Sonu Sood and Prakash Raj are absolutely wasted in the film. The two have been very badly placed in the plot and have not been given much exposure to showcase their skills.
Apart from Johnny Johnny, none of the songs of the film are praise-worthy, and they don’t stay with you after you leave the theatres. The jokes are stale and stupid and fail to bring out any humor in the movie. The dialogues are decent, especially the ones given to Krushna, but the script lacked potential.
Execution by Sajid-Farhad is bad. The duo sure lacks the talent of film-making and should keep doing what they do best. The screenplay is bad, and the editing could have been sharper.
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