What to Read Next

Yahoo Movies Review: Grand Masti

Movie Reviews
13 September 2013

Cast: Riteish Deshmukh, Vivek Oberoi, Aftab Shivdasani

Direction: Indra Kumar

Rating: 0

Indra Kumar might want to pass this off as an adult comedy but ‘Grand Masti’ takes crassness in cinema to a whole new level. Even if you were to surrender yourself to the shock value of the cringe-worthy jokes, they are repetitive and unabashedly unoriginal.

‘Grand Masti’ is not only offensive but regressive cinema. Sample this:

1)   The film starts with our heroes eliciting how A, B, C has been taught all wrong and then cut to tight close-up of body parts to enunciate their real meaning.

2)   Riteish has an infant child and is always complaining about the lack of a sex life and to elaborate his desperation he doesn’t refrain from using abusive language against his newborn.

3)   A buxom former girlfriend has no qualms about announcing that she now owns a milk factory and over again and over again they crack innuendos surrounding “milk production”.

Some would say the film is insulting because it objectifies women. On a day when the nation heaved a sigh of relief when the court awarded death penalty to the Delhi gang-rape convicts, this film makes no bones about cracking distasteful rape jokes.

But they don’t stop there, slapstick humour about male infertility abounds. Nothing is off limits for the filmmakers; there is no respite from unpalatable jokes for the 2-hour-16-minute running time.

How do mainstream actors agree to do a film like this? I understand Vivek and Aftab’s desperation; none of the directors touch them with a barge pole but Riteish has stooped to a new career low with this one.

‘Grand Masti’ might eventually go on to make a decent amount of money and that exposes the inherent Indian hypocrisy. Double standards where films like ‘Shuddh Desi Romance’ spoil the moral fibre of our youth, but we have no problems laughing at the cheap humour ‘Grand Masti’ espouses. Where do we draw the line between harmless fun and crass humour?

‘Grand Masti’ reeks of insensitivity and touches a new low as far as obscenity in Bollywood is concerned.

Did you like the film? Share your views/comments with us on Facebook and Twitter. You can also connect with me on Twitter.

Kid sleep troubles email series for moms

We get it. We’ve been there. Sign up for our email track to learn how to handle kids who won’t go to sleep or won’t stay in bed.

Be Bolder Than Bold

Don't Just Be Bold - Be Bolder Than Bold. See Our Big Game Commercial!

This father found a unique way to protect his home

Built by the leading engineers in the country with revolutionary wireless technology… Engineered to make your home feel like a fortress...

Starwood Credit Card

Earn 25,000 Bonus Starpoints®! Use toward Award Nights or Flights.

Insane Navy Seal Flashlight, should it be banned?

The Military has recently released technology that is now available to the public. Get yours before they run out - Limited Supply!

Motorcycle Tech Training

At MMI, you ll get the advanced skills that top manufacturers need. MMI graduates are in high demand by employers nationwide. Click to learn more.

Get Your Bachelor's And Change Your Life!

With more that 230 programs, Liberty University Online has the flexibility to help you earn your Bachelor's online. Get started today!

Attn Home Owners Who Never Miss a Payment.

Home Owners who have not missed a payment in 3 years or more need to read this. If you owe less than $625,000 on your home there is a solution.

No application fee for a limited time!

Meridian luxury apartments in MD, VA & DC. Close to Metro, shopping, dining and more!

Military Mortgage Rates In 2016

Rates as Low as 2.75% (3.028% APR) 15 Year Fixed. Exclusive For Veteran & Military - Takes 1 Min!

Business Circle brought to you by AT&T

Where Business Owners Share Tech Answers that Matter. Visit Today and Gain Access to Tools and Advice that Help Solve Small Business Challenges.

Grow Your Business Online On Weebly

Growing your business with a website is easier than ever with Weebly.

Buying Medigap Plan F? Read This First

Plan F is the most popular Medicare Supplement plan, but there's another Medigap option you should consider.

How Older Men Tighten Their Skin

Men, reduce the look of wrinkles, sagging skin and fine lines with this affordable and effective skin tightening treatment without leaving your home.