It lacks vision, it lacks clarity, it lacks content and last but shockingly not the least it last entertainment. Yes, that’s what Akshay Kumar starrer Entertainment is all about. The film has been poorly written and is a juvinile attempt at direction. To watch Entertainment, one needs to have a lot of patience.
Akshay Kumar is Akhil Lokhande, a down-on-his luck struggler who discovers he’s the illegitimate son of a recently deceased Bangkok billionaire. Now the only thing that stands between him and his old man’s Rs 3,000 crore legacy is a pooch named Entertainment, who’s inherited that fortune. Encouraged by his friend Jugnu (Krushna Abhishek), he spends the first half of the film plotting to kill his daddy’s faithful four-legged friend, but finds himself repeatedly outwitted. When a pair of criminal uncles (Prakah Raj and Sonu Sood) show up with designs on the money, Akhil turns over a new leaf, and decides to protect the mutt instead.
Mithun Chakraborty is the cash-obsessed father of Akshay’s girlfriend (Tamannah), who, at one point advises his daughter to marry the dog because all men turn into dogs after marriage anyway. Wow what a cool advice to give to your daughter.
The humour isn’t just slapstick, it’s also repetitive and has the power to make Sajid Khan humour look cool. I still cannot get over the sight of an overweight Akshay Kumar breastfeeding a baby in the first five minutes of the film. Krushna’s jokes are crass and very below the belt.
Only Johnny Lever succeeds in delivering genuine laughs as Habibullah, the dead billionaire’s manager. He’s the single saving grace and the only Entertainment in the entire film.
Sajid-Farhad, have scripted films like Golmaal 3, Singham, Himmatwala, Chennai Express, Singham Returns and many more. Now to have them direct such a immature script written by them is unbelievable.
Post seeing this film I am wounding why did Akshay Kumar actually do Entertainment as it can make Humshakals look like a blockbuster!!!
It lacks vision, it lacks clarity, it lacks content and last but shockingly not the least it last entertainment. Yes, that's what Akshay Kumar starrer...0.5