Golmaal Returns is directed by Rohit Shetty, who he refuses to call this movie a sequel, to him its more like what Lage Raho Munnabhai was to Munnabhai MBBS. But in reality Golmaal Returns is an absurd comedy with repetitive old jokes. Golmaal Returns is terribly let down by the script writers, a situation worsened by below average direction.
Gopal (Ajay Devgan), who lives with his wife Ekta (Kareena Kapoor), sister Esha (Amrita Arora) and a dumb brother-in-law Lucky (Tusshar Kapoor), gets stuck in a yacht after saving an attractive woman Meera (Celina Jaitly). They both end up spending the night on the yacht . On his return home the next day, his suspicious wife, a religious fan of saas-bahu types of serials, suspects her husband. Gopal knows it’s going to be hard to quell her suspicion so he frames a cock-and-bull story about having stayed the night with a imaginary friend named Anthony Gonsalves. Ekta decides to invite Anthony, she writes on a fictitious address given to her by Gopal asking him to visit her. Gopal convinces (Shreyas Talpade) his junior at work, Laxman to pretend to be his old friend Anthony.
Thing go as planned till the address to which Ekta had written to Anthony turns out to be real. Things get complicated for gopal when he discoveres a dead body at the location where he had saved Meera. The Investigation of police office Madhav (Arshad Warsi), who is Esha’s (Amrita Arora ) boyfriend results in hilarious chaotic and tricky situations where a new lie is invented at every single instance to cover up the previous lies.
If you expect more fun in Golmaal Returns than Golmaal then you are going to be in for a major disappointment. So venture in with no big expectations and if you’re lucky there are chances you might enjoy a rare moment of genuine laughter in this comedy of deafening guffaws, all emanating from the screen for a moment. The comic timing, though skilled, is wasted by the actors in sequences that try to breathe fire into a burnt-out oven. A disappointing return of the hilarious Golmaal.
At the end there’s a big threat for a third part of “Golmaal”. It would also depend on how much business the part two will bring in. On the whole, there’s incredible curiosity to watch Golmaal Returns and the terrific promotion has only enhanced the excitement. But the film is a major letdown in terms of content. At the box-office, expect a terrific start for the film, but Golmaal Returns lacks the power to stand on its feet after the initial rapture settles down.