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DO KNOT DISTURB - Movie Review : Desperately tries hard to make you laugh. (Review By Bobby Sing)

03 Oct, 2009 | Movie Reviews / 2009 Releases

In the past decades David Dhawan has successfully given us highly enjoyable movies on the subject of extra marital affairs such as “Biwi No.1”, “Gharwali Baharwali” and “Sajan Chale Sasural”. But his current “Do Knot Disturb”, lacks the famous David-Govinda punch and fails to provide the expected entertainment factor to the viewers. Though the movie does manage to make you laugh in some particular scenes but the number of those hilarious moments is too small for a David-Govinda comic venture.

The start is pretty fast and well executed by David where he at once reveals the main plot of the drama about Govinda having an affair with an item girl Dolly, played by Lara Dutta. Sushmita Sen, as Govinda’s wife, suspects her husband and uses her old time friend, Ranvir Shorey to be a detective investigating Govinda’s movements. It all starts with a photograph in which Govinda can be seen standing along Lara. Incidentally, Ritesh Deshmukh also gets clicked in that photograph as he was passing by. To safeguard his position Govinda bribes Ritesh Deshmukh to play the role of Lara’s dummy boy friend and make fool of the detective hired by Sushmita Sen. To overcrowd the screen, there is another added character of Lara’s old boyfriend, played by Sohail Khan in his same old comic style seen many times before.
The two line plot is known to the viewer in the first 20 minutes itself and then it’s all about the characters chasing each other and trying hard to make you laugh with their so called hilarious acts and one liners. At times, a good laughter is there, but in major part of the movie, you just keep on waiting to see the famous David-Govinda magic, once again on the screen. Sadly in “Do Knot Disturb” their chemistry does not work because of very few genuine & well written comic scenes in the script. Too much stress has been given on the dialogue delivery and tone of speech of the characters, which eventually fails to generate any positive impact. Even Govinda’s highly promoted act of “Dolly, Dolly, Dolly, Dolly” has also been used in a very unimpressive manner, which doesn’t stay in the viewers mind.
In the second half, David also uses the cult “Dead Body Act” from “Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron”, which again falls flat along with other half baked jokes played for the viewers. The silly chase sequence between various characters towards the end simply loses its track and results in quite a messy climax unexpected from a David Dhawan movie. On top of it, the last scene of the movie even makes you recheck the team behind this below average attempt accompanied by such a talented star-cast and a big production house.

In the acting department, Govinda as usual tries his best to make you laugh, but its Ritesh Deshmukh who scores the maximum, doing a highly competent act with the veteran. However, it’s a fact that there is nobody in the Industry who could have handled the “Dolly Dolly” act with such a conviction and grace, other than Govinda himself. Sushmita Sen looks pretty but has also put on lots of weight which shows on her face. Lara Dutta on the other hand looks hot and refreshing. In fact the two movies in which she has looked hotter than ever are “Partner” and “Do Knot Disturb” (may be in “Blue” too). Manoj Pahwa and Rajpal Yadav excel in their supporting comic characters, but Ranvir Shorey and Sohail Khan are completely wasted. Anybody could have done their roles, especially the part of Ranvir, which was not written according to the immense comic timing & talent he has got. What was the use of his double role scene in the climax still remains a mystery. And I hardly understand why Rituparna Sengupta accepted such a tiny and unimportant role in the movie.
Musically it is a winner with 3 highly entertaining songs where the best one is, “Meri Bebo”. Nadeem Shravan once again prove themselves as they come up with a very interesting number “Zulfein Khol Khaal Ke” which is a rehashed version of “Leke Pehla Pehla Pyar”. The songs as well as the movie, is shot lavishly in beautiful locations including the posh interiors of a luxurious hotel.
To be precise, in “Do Knot Disturb” both David Dhawan and Govinda are not in their full forms, desperately trying hard to make you laugh and have a good time. But the end result is far below than what was being expected from the talented duo.
(The film is also highly inspired from a French movie, "La Doublure" or "The Valet" released in 2006.)

Rating : 1.5 / 5 (An extra half star only for its good songs)

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03 Oct 2009 / Comment ( 2 )
Hey Bobby,

Its a very sad attempt by David Dhawan, the audience was expecting more from the movie but it turns out to be very flat. There are few funny sequences but many a times its only the actors who are left laughing. Do not disturb should be left as Do not disturb. Worth a miss for sure.

Bobby Sing

Hi Hasdeep,
Glad to see your comment......and you are very right about the movie that it should be given a miss.

Hoping to see you comment more often..


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