Housefull 4 has released and while its earning well due to the Diwali Holidays, the word of mouth for the film is not that great and it should lose steam over the next few days.
Just like the Golmaal franchise, the Houseful franchise is also very popular with the audience, and people were eagerly awaiting for Houseful 4 to release.
Now that the movie has released, even die-hard fans of House-full movies are a bit disappointed with the latest release; with critics really panning the movie.
While Housefull 4 has its fun moments, they are very few and far in between. The movie is a reincarnation comedy, where the narrative changes from ‘Baahubali-era’ to the present day, and I guess that’s where the problem lies.
While the scenes from the earlier era take a lot of footage in the film, there are not a lot of funny scenes there. And the jokes and one-liners are just about okay. And that is why, as a whole, it doesn’t really come across as a funny movie.
The girls do not have much to do in the movie. Even Bobby Deol doesn’t have much to do besides flexing his muscles. Riteish Deshmukh is wasted, and so is Johny Lever (speaking English with an accent is not his forte).
As far as music is concerned, besides “Bala, Shaitan Ka Saala”, there are a few more catchy songs and a joy to watch (especially the Badla song, an innovative Qawaali song).
Housefull 4 is directed by Farhad Samji and stars Akshay, Riteish Deshmukh, Bobby Deol, Kriti Sanon, Kriti Kharbanda, Pooja Hegde, Chunky Pandey and Johny Lever. Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, the film released alongside Rajkummar Rao’s ‘Made In China’ and Taapsee Panuu and Bhumi Pednekar’s ‘Saand Ki Aankh’ at the box office.
Akshay Kumar’s Housefull 4 is an expensive film
Akshay Kumar’s Housefull 4 is the most expensive comedy film to be ever made in Bollywood.
Audience love the Housefull franchise, and with every film, the franchise is drawing more actors to it, and add to it the cost of shooting in foreign locations, the cost of the project shoots up.
After the success of its first three films, fans are eagerly awaiting for the fourth movie from the franchise.
And this time the budget is even higher’ producer Sajid Nadiadwala has generously loosened his purse strings to make Housefull 4. In fact, Houseful 4 is turning out to be the most expensive film (for a comedy film) in Bollywood.
Here’s the star cast of the movie: Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Bobby Deol, Kriti Sanon, Kriti Kharbanda, Pooja Hegde, Rana Daggubati, Amanda Rosario, Boman Irani, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Chunky Pandey and more artistes.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui will be making a special apperance in the movie; he will play a baba (exorcist) and make a special appearance in a song with all the six actors and around 500 back-up dancers.
So their remuneration is going to be a big part of the expense.
Besides, there has been a change of director from Sajid Khan to Farhad Samji, and even Nana Patekar was replaced (both were replaced after the #MeToo controversy).
Both Sajid Khan and Nana Patekar were paid, says an insider.
However, there is another reason why the expenses have escalated.
“It is a period comedy…something that we are doing for the first time. The look, clothes and scale of the film are done on a different level. That’s the challenge,” says director Farhad Samji.
That explains the escalation in the budgets.
Housefull 4 is a reincarnation comedy, where the narrative changes from ‘Baahubali-era’ to the present day. So the film required two cinematographers two capture the two eras, then there are seven music composers who are providing the music for the film. Then there are multiple locations where the film was shot.
All these factors have made Housefull 4 the most expensive comedy film till now to come from Bollywood.