Once you flock to the theatre and the title rolls on with the big ‘Thank You’ on the big screen, it’s a clear indication by everyone associated with the film that they are appreciating the fact that you’ve left your brain behind to watch this mindless comedy. The movie is nothing but a concoction of various other adulterated comedies of recent times that bordered on the spirit of adultery. So we have a apathetic blend of ‘Masti’, ‘No Entry’, ‘Shaadi No. 1’, ‘Biwi No. 1’ and a half a dozen or so such other films.
To cut a long story short, ‘Thank You’ is about three friends Bobby Deol, Sunil Shetty and Irrfan Khan who regularly cheat on their unsuspecting wives by having extra marital relations. In walks detective Akshay Kumar who brings the cheating husbands’ dirty acts out in the open and the wives walk out of their husbands’ lives. In Irrfan Khan’s case, he is forced to walk out of his own home. Kumar further causes a rift between friends who don’t suspect him to be responsible for their marriage failure.
Later, the three friends hire detective Kumar to trace the three people responsible for breaking their homes and it’s all a game of going round and round and round… as Kumar tries to bring the men gone astray in a straight line.
Akshay after starting 2011 with a noteworthy performance in ‘Patiala House’ is back doing what he does pathetically bad… mime walk through a mindless comedy. It’s just another run of the mill role for him except he gets to play a flute this time. Why? Good question but then his character’s name ‘Kishan’ might give us a clue! Out of the three friends, Irrfan Khan and Sunil Shetty are good in parts. Sunil Shetty in the first and Irrfan in the second. After a decent performance in ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana’, Bobby seems to have lost the art of acting or whatever little he had of it. Sonam Kapoor (as Bobby’s wife) and Rimi Sen (Irrfan’s wife) are so-so. Little said of Celina Jaitley who plays Sunil Shetty’s wife, the better. After all, she had wee bit of a role in the film.
A couple of the songs will surely set your feet tapping. ‘Pyar Do… Pyar Lo’ (sung by Mika) is made for the dance floor and so is ‘Razia Gundo Mein Phas Gayi’ (Ritu Pathak, Master Salim). ‘Full Volume’ (Richa Sharma) with its retro feel might also hit the dance floor if remixed in a right manner.
Looking at the plot or the lack of it, the screenplay is a bit tepid and at times, it just drags on. The second half is okayish though that too has shades of boredom. Dialogues are run of the mill and stands out in flashes. Anees Bazmi, who gave the last colossal hit with Akshay in ‘Sinngh Is Kingg’ fails to create the same magic again. Overall the film works in parts and evokes laughter in patches. Akshay’s back story is your run of the mill. Worth a dekho if you don’t have anything else to do especially for Irrfan and Sunil Shetty’s part buffoonery. But with IPL on now, I think you’ll have plenty to do.