I am not overly familiar with Bollywood films but I understand that, as many of them as they make, they are the same few plot lines over and over again. Here they remake an old Peter Sellers movie 'After the Fox.' Tees Maar Khan is a master criminal who is going to pull off a huge heist. To do so he poses as a film director who will shoot his next masterpiece in a small village and use the villagers in the film and unwittingly in the heist.
This is a comedy but the Indian sense of comedy isn't the same as ours so it just doesn't generate many laughs. Their facial expressions and physical movements are all over-exaggerated. Pretty much like something you'd see from Jerry Lewis in the 60s. Those days are long and gratefully gone.
The cast is OK. Katrina Kaif is stunningly beautiful as the female lead. Akshay Kumar is so-so as the male lead. He has a decent screen presence but I found nothing particularly appealing about him. The secondary characters didn't do much for me. Their performances, along with the writing, are out of step with the times.
Surprisingly, at almost two and a half hours, there are only three dance numbers. The first, featuring Katrina, is great. The choreography is outstanding and she is a thrill to watch. The other two are good but pale by comparison. The other production values are OK. The color schemes are vibrant. A lot of primary colors blast their way off the screen. The set compositions are OK as is the directing.
This is not a bad movie but there are better Hindi movies out there and at this length I really cannot recommend it.