Daddy Cool Review
Director: K.Murli Mohan Rao
Cast: Sunil Shetty, Aftab Shivdasani, Javed Jaffrey, Chunkey Pandey. Ashish Chowdhry, Aarti Chabbria, Kim Sharma, Tulip Joshi, Sophie Choudry, Suhasini Mulay, Prem Chopra and Rajpal Yadav
Douglas, essayed by Sharat Saxena, passes away. He is the father of Steven Lazarus, enacted by Suniel Shetty. The devoted son arranges a funeral his sprawling villa in Goa.
The decent funeral turns into a weird scene with his guests getting trickled one by one. All the persons, be the self centred novelist brother Brian (Ashish) of Suneil or his cousin sister Maria (Tulip) with her boyfriend Michael (Aftab) who gets mistakenly doped because of her brother Harry’s (Chunkey) pills or the henpecked hubby Carlos (Jaffrey) with his forever suspicious wife Jenny (Kim), a fouled mouthed uncle Murphy (Prem Chopra) and a wannabe model Ayesha (Sophie) who arrives at the wrong place at the wrong time.
This is when Sunil’s wife adds to fuel to his worries by inviting an estate agent, pinto, so that the villa may be disposed and a new flat can be booked. Adding to this is the appearance of Rajpal Yadav, who has essayed the character of Andrew. On questioned by Steven, Andrew reveals that he was the gay lover of the late Douglas. Andrew put forwards the demand of a huge sum of money to maintain this as a secret.
What mix ups and chaos follows it and how it all leads to a bigger mess forms the rest of the plot.
Even though it is an official remake of the British black comedy, it fails to generate the thrill of the original. Lot of unnecessary characters like that of Vrajesh Hirjee are given unwanted extra screen time and abundant use of toilet gives the movie a bad look.
Even though Aftab’s acts appear funny initially, especially when he meets Sunil Shetty’s mom and smooches her, it turns repetitive and boring. The emotional moments at the end, appear forced. The film is supposedly set in Goa but appears to have been shot in Mumbai and surrounding areas. It also constantly gives the feeling of watching a play as most of the things happen in the same house.
Sunil Shetty has done a decent job and his final speech during the funeral is really good. Javed Jaffrey is good but Ashish Chowdhary once again fails to leave any impression. Rajpal Yadav has definitely done a good job. Sophie reveals her body freely but not her acting talent. Kim Sharma, Tulip and Aarti Chabbria are not bad.
In short, it is just a waste of time and money. It will be a better option to wait till the original comedy is released next year.