Movie Preview - Housefull 4


  • Cast & Crew : Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Kriti Sanon
  • Director : Farhad Samji

This is Housefull 4. Four! There shouldn't have been even a single one, but there are four of these in the cinematic universe! Sigh!

It takes a special kind of talent to write such utter non-sense for a hundred and forty-five minutes. But Sajid Nadiadwala (producer and story), along with Sara Bodinar (story and screenplay), Tasha Bhambra, Sparsh Khetarpal and Sajid Khan (he's been credited for screenplay despite everything) have that in abundance. In keeping with the theme of the first three installments - Housefull 1, 2 and 3, Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Bobby Deol, Kriti Sanon, Kriti Kharbanda and Pooja Hegde-starrer is just that. A hundred and forty-five minutes of non-sense.

We meet the boys in their present-day avatar in 2019. Akshay (Harry) is in love with Kriti Kharbanda (Neha), Riteish (Roy) is in love with Pooja Hegde (Pooja) and Bobby (Max) is in love with Kriti Sanon (Kriti). That these women are filthy rich, and marrying them would help the men pay off a hefty debt they owe Sharad Kelkar (Michael Bhai) is a mere coincidence. They meet their prospective father-in-law, Ranjeet (Thakral) and after much deliberation, convince him for the rishta.

But it has to be a destination wedding, to be decided by the 'khandaani gola' - a globe, for the uninitiated. The wretched gola, instead of picking Vegas, Italy or whatever else, picks Sitamgarh. Why? To take the story forward, silly. The gang lands up in Sitamgarh, book a heritage resort for the wedding, and start dancing around pillars this time instead of trees, for variety's sake.

Akshay, however, is having nightmares - flashes of a past life from 1419, when he used to be Rajkumar Bala Dev Singh. Returning to Sitamgarh has reinstated his memory from 600 years ago. He realises that literally everyone around him has been reincarnated, including three pigeons, Neil, Nitin and Mukesh. They died with the curse of unfulfilled love, and in this life, they have to make it right. Except, in this life, they are about marry their pichhle janam ki bhabhi, and it is entirely upon Akshay to stop this anarth, while he unearths more truth about the political espionage that caused their death, 600 years ago.