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Review: Great Grand Masti is just not funny

Great Grand MastiGreat Grand Masti is neither great nor grand, and it doesn't have any masti elements either, warns Namrata Thakker.

I hope director Indra Kumar isn't planning to make any more films in the Masti franchise because the viewing experience is getting tedious.

Great Grand Masti is the third installment in the comedy series, which started way back in 2004 with the sleeper hit Masti

Riteish Deshmukh, Aftab Shivdasani and Vivek Oberoi are back reprising their respective roles but this time, their comic antics are epic fail.

The basic plot of the film is similar to the first film. Amar, Meet and Prem are fed up with their not-so-exciting lives. 

While Amar (Riteish Deshmukh) lives with his wife and annoying mother-in-law, Meet (Vivek Oberoi) has a body builder brother-in-law to deal with. Now, the latter has a cosmic connection with his sister as they are twins. So if Meet is romancing his wife, his brother-in-law, wherever he may be, also gets excited. 

Yes, you heard that right.

It sounds bizarre and that's exactly what it is. In fact, there are too many things in the film that defy logic.

Prem (Aftab Shivdasani), on other hand, lives with his sexy sister-in-law. She looks hot but acts like a kid and therefore the former never gets a chance to be with his wife.

So when these three friends are deprived of ghar ki biryani, they decide to try gaon ki biryani, and head off to Amar's haveli in Dhoodwadi village.

That's when Urvashi Rautela comes into picture. She plays a ghost and her only wish is to have that one passionate night which she couldn't while she was alive.

When Amar, Meet and Prem arrive at the old mansion, they are mesmerised by Ragini's (Urvashi Rautela) beauty.

They dance, have fun and then finally realise she is a ghost. That's when more drama and mayhem ensues. 

Apart from few comic gags here and there, Great Grand Masti is a painful ride. The writers have used every Whatsapp joke possible in the film.

Sonali Raut and Shreyas Talpade make an appearance in the film but I wonder why.

Aftab is unbearable because of his annoying expressions.

Vivek's acting is over-the-top.

Though Riteish isn't fantastic in the movie, he is a genuinely good actor and it's sad to see him waste his talent in a film which has absolutely nothing to boast about. 

Sanjay Mishra fails to add any comic element to the story.

The three leading ladies -- Shraddha Das, Pooja Bose and Mishti -- hardly have any screen time.

Urvashi Rautela, in her revealing itsy-bitsy costumes, is just about okay.

As if the cringe-worthy story wasn't enough, the makers have added random songs in the film, making it a difficult watch.

In a nutshell, Great Grand Masti is neither great nor grand, and it doesn't have any masti elements either.

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