Banner: Mayaa Creations
Producer: Muktha Sunder
Executive Producer: V. Vishwanath
Director: Muktha Sunder
Cast: Dhruv Bhandari, Madalasa Sharma, Vivek, Kanishka Soni, Antony et al
Music: K. S. Manoj, G. D. Prasad & Nirojan
Editor: Suchit Kumar
Pro: Shaheen Raaj
Director Muktha Sundar happens to be a well – Known Tamil filmmaker. His recent Tamil movie ‘Pathayeram Kodi’ (’10 Crores’) has already been declared as a runaway super hit movie. Incidentally speaking Muktha Sundar’s latest Hindi directorial offering ‘Paisa Ho Paisa’ happens to be a remake of ‘Pathayiram Kodi’. So ‘Paisa Ho Paisa’ happens to be moulded in a whacky albeit a romantic comedy genre with an unlimited destinated stopovers in tandem with roller coaster joyrides across the length & the breadth of the Indian roads. So ‘Paisa Ho Paisa’ also happens to be a road with a difference.
The plotted scenario of Mayaa Creations ”Paisa Ho Paisa’ showcases the antics of bungling cops & buffoonery gangsters chasing invisible people armed with their loot, from a princess, being carried off in an invisible car. The non – stop interesting & the fun oriented chase continues from Pondicherry to Shani Shinganur via 4 state borders touching the exotic locales of Karwar, Goa, Mercara, Pune, Ahmednagar, Mahabaleshwara, Panchagani et al. The prequel of the wholesome comic dramedy is as follows: Ashwin (Dhuv Bhandari) an engineering college student meets a beautiful girl Bhoomika (Madalasa Shah) in the campus. After a few playful encounters, they fall in love. Ashwin hails from a lower middle class family and all the time he thinks of making big money in a very short time. When Bhoomika stumbles upon something big, she consults Ashwin and his friends and together they strike it rich in a very big way using an invisible chemical (A chemical when it is sprayed on anything or anyone the object or the person becomes invisible). Now making use of this invisible spray Ashwin, Bhoomika and their coterie of friends loot a Princess Maya (Kanishka Soni). However they are forced to be on the run after being chased by a CBI officer (Vivek) and his foolhardy gang of cops. Then starts the the wild goose chase with ruthless & buffoonery gangsters, comic cops, bungling CBI officer and the hero and his friends playing all kinds of pranks.
Welcome Mr. Muktha Sundar in the Bollywoodian directional arena but if only you had treaded more carefully. But indeed you can be compared to director David Dhawan and his kind of films in which the cine goers come with their families including their kids to witness the David Dhawan brand of comedy, leaving their brains behind, with full time pass attitude. And they indeed enjoy a lot until they walk out of the auditorium. And of course a special mention must be made of ‘Paisa Ho Paisa’s close to 30 minutes of computer graphics work which happens to be an extremely watchable and kids lovable highlight of ‘Paisa Ho Paisa’. If only this movie was mounted on a grand scale with top notch actors then it would have chartered an altogether different albeit commercially successful box office history.
Performance wise Dhruv Bhandari as Ashwin is ok but he has miles to go before reaching his histrionics destination, Madalasa Shah as Bhoomika succeeds in lending the right factor of oomph & glamor, Kanishka Soni as the princess living in a palatial mansion has done justice to her role, Vivek as a bungling CBI officer is perfect & Antony as Ashwin & Bhoomika’s friend adds himself to the ever growing list of hamming actors.
Tail Piece: ‘Paisa Ho Paisa’ can be a good Summer Treat for your kids in tow with your family & friends.