A still from Kya Super Kool Hai Hum
Film: Kya Super Kool Hai Hum (A)
Director: Sachin Yardi
Cast: Riteish Deshmukh, Tusshar Kapoor, Sarah-Jane Dias, Neha Sharma, Anupam Kher
Kya Super Kool Hai Hum (KSKHH) calls itself a ‘sex comedy’. Looks like Riteish Deshmukh’s pug Sakru got the finest role. As Vicky Donor of the canine world, he delivers a ‘performance’ to die for.
Whoever went to a film like Kya Super Kool Hai Hum seeking entertainment, entertainment aur entertainment may even get it. But that also depends on what depths your taste is willing to plumb. It is very easy to make this reviewer laugh, the downside being it’s too easy to figure when someone’s thrusting (pun unintended) too much in your face. And that’s the story of KSKHH, offensively funny and overly wannabe.
Adi (Tusshar Kapoor) is an aspiring actor. Bird-brained and skills akin to a tree bark, don’t be surprised he’s struggling throughout the film, starring in constipation medicine and fairness cream ads on shopping channels.
Sid (Riteish Deshmukh) is an out-of-work DJ. His dicks, oops discs, don’t play enough, while his Vicky Donor pug pays for his lavish lifestyle. As friends in happiness and pain, Adi and Sid set on a series of misadventures and very happy coincidences to Bollywood’s most favourite destination, Goa. If you’re wondering what happens next, chuck it. Nothing does.
You sit and wonder what makes established actors like Anupam Kher do what he does in KSKHH — ham all the way. In the ‘Hamming it my way’ contest, Chunky Pandey walks away with all the awards, including the consolation prizes meant for a deserving audience. Leading ladies Sarah-Jane Dias and Neha Sharma are among the more tolerable things on screen, what with their minimum dialogue and sassy wardrobe. No one’s ever doubted Deshmukh’s comic timing and KSKHH only cements that belief. He holds fort where Kapoor puts up an off-putting show of pointy nipples and an unpleasant John Abraham trunk scene.
Only once in a ‘sex comedy’ of 2 hours and 15 minutes did this reviewer laugh wholeheartedly and even people at a single-screen erratically erupted in laughter. At a gay club ‘Adam and Steve’, which Sid enters mistaking it for ‘Adam & Eve’ he meets owner Adam. Here’s the conversation they have:
“I’m sorry, I didn’t get your name.”
“Hi Sorry, I am Sid.”
“You are so witty.”
“You are so Churchgate.”
Sadly, those not familiar with Mumbai won’t even get the joke. Just like I don’t get the point of this film. They’re all SMS and email forwards after all. Not a single song slips in naturally and are all irritatingly catchy, especially ‘Dil Garden Garden Ho Gaya’ and ‘Shirt da Button’.
Tawdry innuendos, racial slurs, repugnant gibes at the gay community and overall cheap humour define the ‘kool’ of KSKHH. Sorry boss, we define our own cool, and KSKHH figures nowhere close.