Housefull 3 is painfully hackneyed and sickeningly silly. But for a slapstick comedy that makes no bones about its lowbrow intentions, being trite and stupid is part of the game. It makes mass consumption easy but does nothing to serve the long-term cause of the genre. Housefull 3 is strictly for fans of the franchise. Are there any left?
Brain : huh? Oh you mean you went and subjected yourself all over again to a bunch of people trying to make fun of the disabled, the coloured.. Let me see, what did I leave out? Community, race, class. .This is a film which gets a fellow to say, ‘apna moonh kaala kiya naukrani ke saath’ or words to that effect, and the camera cuts to Black uniformed women. Baarf. - See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/movie-review/housefull-3-movie-review-star-rating-akshay-kumar-jacqueline-fernandez-2831716/#sthash.Jx2PoyL4.dpuf
Housefull 3 is an equal-opportunity offender – it’s racist, sexist and willfully rude about people who are differently abled. But the worst sin, in my book, is that it’s just not funny. There are a few scenes in which the lunacy hits the mark, but they are painfully infrequent. It’s very tiring.
Though Housefull 3 does lack some of the crackling energy from the previous film, it’s Kumar who keeps the momentum going. At 145 minutes, the directors have produced a tight comedy that skips along, but it’s Akshay Kumar who saves the day. The other actors could’ve been better utilised. Though not as much of a riot as Welcome or Khiladi 786, you can count on the star cast and the crazy set-up to give you a good time.
Ritesh Deshmukh can see. Abhishek Bachchan can talk. Akshay Kumar can walk. And I, somehow, survived Housefull 3. That, ladies and gentleman, is the real miracle.
HOUSEFULL 3 has all the constituents of an archetypal Hindi masala movie with hilarity, absurdity, humour, gags and punches in abundance. The film is a madcap entertainer which delivers guffaws, belly laughs and over-the-top slapstick humour in gigantic proportion. The film however is bound to get diverse reactions from the audiences. If you admire and relish these entertainers, and are passionate about cinema of this variety, then HOUSEFULL 3 is definitely a stress buster for you. Else, you can stay away from this. At the Box-Office, HOUSEFULL 3 will appeal only to the masses, the aam aadmi, who relish hardcore masala movies.
If you have seen the two earlier installments of this franchise, you already know that is purely a 'leave-your-brains-behind' affair. There's also a dictionary that teaches you phrases like-- Bahar latakte hain (let's hang out) Bandook ka beta (Son of a gun) and Thandi dawai le le (take a chill pill), etc. Don't pull your hair out, there's lot's more like this. One star in the rating is for Akshay who has mastered this genre. Riteish and Abhishek keep pace with him, as does Jacqueline. So if you just want to LOL—go for it!
At the end of 2 hours and 14 minutes when the lights came back on, I figured Housefull 3 was tiring but not infuriating like other similar comedies, including the previous installments in the same franchise. If that’s good enough for you to invest precious time and money, then hey, who am I to stop you? You know what I’d pay to watch? The adventures of Sandy and Sundi in a smart comedy. Come on, someone make that movie!