“ Genre: Bollywood / Theatrical Release: 2004 / Suitable for 12 years and over / Director: Indra Kumar / Actors: Ajay Devgun, Lara Dutta, Aftab Shivdasani, Ritesh Deshmukh, Vivek Oberoi ... / DVD released 2004-05-17 at Eros International / Features of the DVD: NTSC „
Director Indra Kumar(Dil,Beta,Ishq) gets an ensemble cast including actors like Ajay Devgan,Vivek Oberoi,Riteish Deshmukh and Aftab Shivdasani with actresses like Lara Dutta, Amrita Rao and Tara Sharma for his comic caper 'Masti'.
Masti is primarily about three friends-Prem(Aftab), Amar(Riteish) and Meet(Vivek) who reunite years after their marriage. All 3 of them share the same story- they are all fed up of their respective wives, and so plans for having an extramarital affair. As things go wrong, they find themselves entangled in the murder of the seductress and is wanted by the police officer Sikander(Ajay Devgan).
Indra Kumar has always been known for his slapstick comedies, and Masti belongs to the same style of filmmaking. Masti packs in immense laugh out loud scenes in the first half, most the scenes are memorable and there are plenty of laughs guaranteed. The film does get a bit slack when the crime part gets involved, but that was necessary to take the film ahead. The film turns slightly serious in the latter half, with the principal characters looking for redemption after their respective extramarital affairs.
If Indra Kumar's aim was to install some sort of moral into the audience, I highly doubt this film would do that. But where Masti seriously scores iare its entertainment value, the funny sequences, the characters and the basic plot. The second half could have been better in terms of writing. All three guys pack in commendable performances, especially Vivek and Riteish who provide you with the most laughter. Ajay Devgan is wasted. The girls don't get to do much.
Masti is a fun filled entertainer. Keep your popcorn ready!