Out of Control
Starring Ritesh Deshmukh, Hrishita Bhatt, Brande Roderick, Amrish Puri, Satish Kaushik, Satish Shah, Hemani Shivpuri
Director: Ramanjit Juneja and Apurva Asrani
ReViewed by Akshay Shah
Bhagnani is back with yet another slick and glossy entertainer after
he managed to give dud after dud with his last few releases(JEENA
SIRRF MERE LIYYE, DEEWANAPAN, TERA JAADOO CHAL GAYA)..... this time
round the selling point of his movie is HOT Hollywod actress Brande
Roderick who is best known for her bikini clad stint in BAYWATCH...she
features in a full fledged role opposite Ritesh Deshmukh who returns
to the screen after a successful debut in TUJHE MERI KASAM....so does
the film manage to entertain? YES! But its not 100% UNORIGNAL!
terms of a story the film revolves around
Jimmy aka Jaswinder Bedi (Ritesh
Deshmukh) who is
trying to make ends meet in America by doing oddjobs and also driving
a taxi in the night. His immigrant status is in danger soon as his
work permit is about to expire. His best friend mango (Satish
extremely hard to find Jimmy a sponsor but fails.
enters Sally (Brande
Roderick) who is a
aspiring singer. Jimmy and Sally meet by chance and Sally completely
falls in love with Jimmy. She takes a ardent interest in Bollywood
films and music and also knows how to speak a bit of Hindi. She is
ready to solve his immigration problem by marrying him and Jimmy
2 immediately get married and things couldnt be better for
father Jatta Singh Bedi (Amrish
Puri) calls him
back to India with a false message that he has had a heart attack.
Jimmy immediately leave to India only to find that he is being forced
into getting married.
father will not listen to him at all and Jimmy ends up marrying
again..this time to a gorgeous village belle Richa (Hrishta
He leaves for America again the very next day promising his dad that he will call his wife to America in the next couple of days.....but he never does..
by his sons behavious Jatta now head to America alongwith his
daughter-in-law to find his son and teach him a lesson.....Jimmy now
has to lead two lives....one with his American wife Sally and the
other with his desi wife Richa...a dream cone true for most but for
Jaswinder Singh Bedi aka Jimmy this is a nightmare as his life slowly
goes OUT OF CONTROL!
Bakshis story is one that has been witnessed a 100 times before on the
in Bollywood. The idea of a man juggling two wives in comedy genre has
been attempted before successfully..both times by director David
Dhawan with SAAJAN CHALE SASURAL(Govinda, Taboo, Karishma Kapoor) and
again with GHARWALI BAHARWALI(Anil Kapoor, Rambha and Taboo). The only
difference here is that one of the wives is a american blonde while
the other is a village belle...the concept and the gags which ensure
could have salvaged the film from being utterly unorignal is the
screenplay by Bakshi, but sadly even that falls flat. Most of the
events in the movie are predictable and the film has not even a hint
film is creditted to have two director but Ramanjit Juneja made his
exit from the movie after a fight with
Vashi Bhagnani even before one scene of the movie was shot. The
film is directed by debutant Apurva Asrani who makes a good debut. As
a director he has assisted RGV in previous film and Asrani shows that
he has a clear grasp of the medium. He manages to retain the viewers
interest for the most and keeps the viewer hooked. The film is paced
fast anf furiously with something always happening on screen. The
friendship and then the romance between Sally and Ritesh has been well
canned, the friendship between Ritesh and Satish is also humourous and
keeps the viewers intrerest alive.
in the second half that the film falls flat. The gags that ensue when
Ritesh has to juggle two wives prove to be boring. At the film only
gets worst!?! From the point where the two wives find out whats going
on right to the court case and the absolutely PATHETIC ending OUT OF
CONTROL gets completely OUT OF CONTROL in terms of story, screenplay
loopholes are just too many...one wonders how Brande and Hrishta can
both forgive Ritesh so easily? And the ending of the movie is out of
sync considering that Brande was about to get him sued a second ago?
Also why does Ritesh fall for Hrishta all of a sudden and doesn't give
a damn about Brande who he clearly cared about so much? Was he that
shallow and the whole thing with Brande was a act? HARD TO DIGEST!
terms of performances the film is good. Ritesh Deshmukh gives a
commednable performance for his second film. He oozes confidence in
every frame and his dialogue delivery is superb. There is consistency
in his performance throughout and he manages to capture the viewers
interest. What he does need to work on is maybe a new hairstyle?
real star of the enterprise is no doubt Brande Roderick! On
seeing the promos i was certain she was there just for the skin appeal
and will be asked to act like a bimbo. But i was horribly wrong. She
is actually a pretty decent actress and manages to give a highly
commendable performance. Her scenes are natural and the scenes where
she attempts to speak hindi come across as authentic keeping in mind
her passion for Bollywood. Her romance with Ritesh is also natural and
Brande comes up with a fresh and seasoned performance...the film is
worth a watch for her. Not to mention she will have the male crowds
totally mesmerised with her alluring looks, sizzling body and sexy
Bhatt is good in a small role. This role is capable of much more
as seen with ASOKA and HAASIL, but here she doesn't leave much of a
mark with a small role and performs her role with utmost ease. Her
characterisation is not that good which is why the impact of her role
From the supporting cast Satish Kaushik comes up with flying colours as Mango. He manages to raise a laugh everytime hes onscreen with a smashingly hilarious performance. He is no doubt one of the best comedians we have and his comic timing is just emmaculate. Amrish Puri in the role of Jatta Singh Bedi also does well. He has played a role of this nature before and does so again here with flourish. He is required to be very loud and Puri does that just fine. Satish Shah as a gay character Flower aka Phoolchand is irritating and doesn't manage to raise any laughs. All jokes with Shah are in poor humour and flal flat!
Apurva Asrani seems like a whiz-kid.
The execution of most scenes is stylised and the film has a
international look throghout. Neelabh Kauls cinematography is striking
and on par with Hollywood films. The locales of U.S.A has been well
aptured on celluoid.
dialogues are witty for the most, specially those delivered by Satish
Shah, Amrish Puri and Ritesh Deshmukh.
Raaj Anands music is strictly OK. The USA Vish L.A track has been
excellently picturised and TERA CHAND SA YEH CHEHRA is also ear
pleasing although it props up at the wrong time.
up OUT OF CONTROL is a good entertainer although is lacks originality.
It hadnt been for the absurd climax which is totally out of place and
brings the film down the film would have been a consistent
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