All The Best

Settled in Goa, Veer (Fardeen) is a singer by profession and is making a daily living out of his older brother Dharam’s (Dutt) sent pocket money. Veer has even lied to Dharam that he is now married and aiding him in all his lies is his buddy Prem (Ajay Devgan).

Though in reality Veer is in love with Vidya (Mugdha) but her father hates him. Prem however is married to Jhanvi (Bipasha) who is looking after his ancestor’s outdated gymnasium. Things go awry for Prem and Veer as they end up losing a lot of money and are neck deep in debt.

Just then Dharam takes a detour to Goa en route his travel to Lusoto. With his sudden arrival, Veer and Prem don’t get time to cover up their lies and Dharam mistakes Jhanvi to be Veer’s wife and Vidya to be Prem’s girlfriend.

What chaotic situations it all leads to with multiple characters dropping in to make their problems more complicated forms the rest of the film.

All The Best is undoubtedly the most entertaining film amongst the 2009 Diwali releases. Rohit Shetty has yet again got it right when it comes to keeping his audience laughing without resorting below the belt humour and vulgar interludes.

Witty one-liners and hilarious sequences involving Dutt and Johnny Lever have you laughing out loud. However, the first half isn’t that gripping. But the second half covers up for it with confusions multiplying and each actor also contributing his comic best.

Fardeen, Bipasha and Sanjay in All The Best
Fardeen, Bipasha and Sanjay in All The Best

The length however appears stretched as it runs around 2 hours 25 minutes. Some gags could have been shorter one feels. Pritam’s music is perfect for the film.

Ajay Devgan showcases his improved comic timing and towers above the rest. Dutt too is in top form and entertains. Fardeen is passable. Bipasha and Mugdha don’t have much to do but be a part of the chaos which they do ably.

Johnny Lever finally after a long time gets a meaty funny part and he utilizes this opportunity to the maxim. Sanjay Mishra and Ashwini Kalsekar make the proceedings funnier.

It’s a total paisa vasool entertainer and worth a Diwali outing. Go for it guys and forget your recession worries!

Banner Ajay Devgn Films
Film All The Best
Cast Ajay Devgan as Prem Chopra aka ‘Chopdu’
Bipasha Basu as Jhanvi Chopra aka ‘the fitness trainer’
Fardeen Khan as Veer aka ‘Faadu rockstar’
Sanjay Dutt as Dharam Kapoor aka ‘tharki’
Mugdha Godse as Vidya aka ‘the vaastugiri expert’
Asrani as ‘Vidya aka Psycho daddy’
Mukesh Tiwari as Chauthala aka ‘Bade Bhaiya ka chamcha’
Ashwini Kalsekar as Mary aka ‘Mehboob aaya’
Johny Lever as Tobu aka ‘the dumb mafia’
Sanjay Mishra as Raghu aka ‘Raghunandandas Govardhandas Vakale’
Vijay Patkar as Goli aka ‘Tobu ki aawaaz’
Director Rohit Shetty
Producer Ajay Devgan
Music Director Pritam Chakraborty
Lyricist Kumaar
Rating 3/5


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