Junior – the wonder-dog and his entire canine brethren.
Everything else. From the poor CG, to the lack of novelty in the story, to the utterly wobbly screenplay with severe continuity and factual errors. Not that I was seeking logic but I was seeking fun which too is too much to ask from this film.
Entertainment serves trash in the garb of entertaining you. As competent as I think Sajid Farhad are, their filmmaking skills doesn’t reflect their prowess over good writing. Jokes kept flowing thick for the first 15 minutes and everything after that was drab. How many times can you laugh over the ‘Tere toh Jacqueline lag gaye’ (prototype) joke? Akshay doesn’t even near funny as he beats Salman in sleepwalking through roles. If you are solely depending on the dog’s cuteness factor for relishing the film, I would recommend a bountiful experience at a dog show for you. Some films don’t deserve audiences, after 140 minutes of sparse laughs and sheer drudgery, I can safely say Entertainment is one of them and take harebrained to another dimension altogether!
Akshay Kumar clearly did this film to help friends because I doubt anyone else of his potential will waste himself on a script like this. The actor is quite good at dry humor but he completely sleepwalks through the film. The yardstick of judging Akshay Kumar’s talent is to check his zest in action scenes and even that seemed extremely morose this time. Bro, better roles please!
Tamannaah quite succeeds in what she sets out for. Obviously she is a marked improvement sinceHimmatwala and Humshakals, but she needs to find better roles where she might have something better to do, beside looking pretty.
Mithun Chakraborty as the girl’s pocket pinching parent is good for what he does but again has the potential of better roles. Less than two weeks back, it was so much fun to watch him and Salman Khan dance together in Kick. The size of the role is immaterial but Mithun had absolutely nothing to do in the film.
Sonu Sood who is referred to as Dabangg’s villain in the film was again a good artist wasted. Sonu do you even remember how brilliant you were in Dabangg? Why this!
Prakash Raj was an improvement since his last stints and though he wasn’t any revelation but probably theHeropanti image of him has finally dissipated out of my mind.
Krushna Abhishek has the memorable bit in the film. He does a good job at being funny but that’s all for him.
Johnny Lever again was completely wasted. He can be better compared to all of the above put together but he leaves the impact of a blink and miss role.
Entertainment is a painful exercise to sit through and when a cute retriever with all the fuzziness cannot retrieve you from boredom, blame it on the film. Akshay Kumar was almost as bad as his Once Upon Aye Time In Mumbaai Dobaara performance, and that says it all I am sure. I am going with a very kind 1/5 for the film and it’s a gift from a dog lover to all the dogs who appeared in the film.
As for the rest of the Entertainment team, filmmaking isn’t as trivial as they think it is. Slog for it in their next film and probably then there will be some stars for them. As an afterthought, my fraternity will agree, we live a dog’s life tormented by films like this.