1 out of 5 (Poor)
With hackneyed writing, garbled storyline and cliched dialogues and jokes, 3 Bachelors is devoid of reasons for one to watch it. True Sharman Joshi fans can instead opt for Ferrari Ki Sawaari once again.
Mansha Rastogi Sat, 07 Jul 2012
If anybody knows about this film right now it's only because of the controversy it created before its release. Apparently, the producers of the film planned its release immediately after the critical acclaim of Sharman's Ferrari Ki Sawaari and accused the star for not agreeing to promote the film at all. While Sharman on the other hand, apparently accused the filmmakers back stating that they were only milking his recent appreciation and hence didn't want to promote a film stuck in the pipelines for about a decade. However, despite all the controversies, the movie finally sees the light of the day. So will it work or not, let's find out.
Amit (Sharman Joshi) and Jai (Manish Nagpal) migrate to the Maximum City, Mumbai in order to study at a reputed college. However, things don't go as they planned. They get ragged in college, don't get an accommodation as they are two bachelors so on and so forth. Eventually, one of them dresses up as a female to enact as a wife to the other one and the supposed married couple easily find themselves a residence. However, their problems only start from there as they find a pad in the same building where their girlfriends Neha (Raima Sen) and Nisha (Riya Sen) stay. What happens next follows through a series of songs, madcap situations, heartbreats etc.
Filmmaker Ajay Sinha takes up a cliched plot of a love story mixes a Chachi 420 angle to it and fuses some hackneyed one liner jokes and puts together a film. Moreover, with too many sub-plots meandering into the story for no rhyme or reason, the narrative ends up appearing very garbled annoying the audience no end.
On the acting front, most of the actors put up a good show and it is only the writing of the script and the charactersketch to be blamed that their efforts go in vain. Both Sharman Joshi and Manish Nagpal are decent in their parts and also form the source of some light-hearted moments courtesy their comic timing. Even Himani Shivpuri who plays Shalini Devi, who's the landlady and also the principal of the college does a brilliant job. Manoj Pahwa too as the professor and yet another bachelor in the marquee is decent.
But as they say the story forms the backbone of any film and despite the efforts put together by the actors, the film ends up becoming a painful watch courtesy the lacklustre writing. Music by Daboo Malik is passe and easily forgettable, worse still, only adds as a deterrent to the plot.
To sum it up, the film is devoid of reasons for one to watch it. True Sharman Joshi fans can instead opt for Ferrari Ki Sawaari once again than ruin their experience by choosing this film.
Critic: Mansha Rastogi
1 out of 5 (Poor)