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Failures are stepping stones to success but in case of our lead protagonist, Mr. Akhil Lokhande, every step towards success aims stones of failures towards him. An under-dog in each and every step of life who struggles to make ends meet by doing petty jobs He does all this to support his ailing father who is admitted in hospital for months, but Akhil overhears his father in the hospital explaining to a nurse that he has a passion for easy life so he pretends to be ill to achieve comforts, Akhil gets the biggest jolt when he hears his 'father' saying that Akhil is not his son.....and this 'father' had actually claimed him as his son in a train accident to gain more compensation from the government. Akhil gets to know that his real father is none other than the richest diamond merchant, 'Pannalal Johri' who had cheated his mother. An over excited Akhil goes to break this news to his pal 'Krishna' whereas his pal before hearing out Akhil, breaks the news that the multi millionaire tycoon 'Pannalal Johri' is dead, Akhil's sadness is camouflaged with happiness as he comes to know that pannalal Johri has no heir and he would definitely be the 'official waaris' of the tycoon. Akhil breaks this news to his girlfriend's father who on hearing Suddenly starts pampering and sugar coating Akhil as his 'jigar ka tukda' 
 
With hatred for his father for betraying his mother, Akhil attends his father's funeral and sheds crocodile tears but is all smiles from inside. Akhil gets the biggest jolt when the family lawyer informs him that his father has willed his entire wealth and property to his one and only faithful DOG.....Entertainment. Akhil cries his heart out to his friend who gives an idea of killing the dog as the dog was living Akhil's life and Akhil living the life of a dog...
 
The plan to eliminate the dog is chalked out for which Akhil has to be close to the dog, so Akhil coaxes the family Lawyer to give him a job at his father's place. The family lawyer appoints him as the caretaker of the dog. Akhil and his friend roll out plans to kill the dog in such a way that it appears like an accident but the dog in return turns out to be more intelligent than them. 
 
Humans have 5 senses while Dogs have six, and this is proved in a series of events where Akhil and Krishna try to kill the Dog and fail miserably in each and every try. 
 
During this chain of events where Akhil tries to eliminate the dog, we introduce a third force which are actually the far off relatives of Pannalal - The brothers- 'Karan-Arjun' who have their wicked pangs tagged on the wealth of Pannalal even prior to Akhil's realization. This brother duo knowing that the dog's life span is around twelve years, their bigger enemy is Akhil and they decide that it is more important to eliminate him. So what transpires are sequences where the dog is being planned to kill by Akhil and his friend while in turn Akhil and His friend are being planned to be killed by brother duo. At one point of time, brother duos are on the verge to execute Akhil when the dog plays an important part of a savior and saves Akhil. The incident gives Akhil a big emotional jolt, realizing 'inhumanity of human is returned by humanity of an animal' Akhil begs for forgiveness to the dog and leaves the place. The Brothers present a fake presentation in the court. The dog is thrown onto the streets where Akhil comes and joining hands with the dog like two heroes decide to take revenge from the two villains. 
 
What follows next is the chain of events where the whole group Akhil, Saakshi, Krishna, Johnny & the Dog take the two brothers at task forms the balance part of the film.... 
 
Do Akhil and the gang succeed in taking revenge with the two wicked Villains Karan-Arjun...??? 
 
Does the Dog Die in the end....??? 
 
Who gets the inherited wealth.....??? 
 
The answers to all these questions form the balance part of the Film...

Release Date

08-08-2014

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Entertainment: It is worthy to watch once due to entertainment for the Kids. !!

August 08 th, 2014
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Watching Akshay Kumar’s new movie Entertainment put me in flashback mode. I went back to 1985. KC Bokadia’s Teri Meherbaniyan, starring Jackie Shroff, Poonam Dhillon and a black Labrador named Moti, had just released.  The movie is the directorial debut of writer-lyricists Sajid and Farhad. The two have worked widely with Rohit Shetty, writing blockbusters such as Golmaal 3, Singham and Chennai Express. They are the masters of an intentionally low-IQ and illogical situational humour. Their best work is cheerfully silly and yet it makes you laugh.
 
But Entertainment has none of the inspired madness of Golmaal 3. The movie is set up as a sitcom with random gags tacked onto a sliver thin tale about a dog named Entertainment who inherits fortune worth Rs. 3,000 crore.
 
Debutant filmmakers Sajid-Farhad were sure that they wanted to keep the mood of Entertainment primarily comic.
 
In addition to catering to the target viewers of kids, there are things for the grown ups too. (Spoilers ahead) Whether it is the chartbuster outing of Akshay and Tamannaah in the form of 'Johny Johny' from which you just can't take the eyes off to the many plans implemented by Akshay and his buddy Krushna Abhisheik to get rid of the dog to the Karan-Arjun 'jodi' of Prakash Raj and Sonu Sood to the complete ghost drama that ensues to Tamannaah playing an Urvashi-Menaka-Rambha combined into one to show her 'mahima aprampaar', there is good bouquet for adults to feast on as well.
 
The story about of Akhil Lokhande, the illegitimate son of a Bangkok billionaire, finds out that his inheritance has been willed to a dog, Entertainment. And there are also other baddies playing dogs-in-the-manger.
 
Entertainment tells you the tale of how one Daddy's Najayaz Aulad (illegitimate child), abbreviated in the movie as DNA, stumbles upon the fact that he is actually a poor Mumbai boy born to a billionaire from Bangkok. His father, Pannalal Johri (Dalip Tahil in a garlanded photo-frame on the wall), has bequeathed his wealth to his pet dog Entertainment (Junior), because he could not in his life-time locate his real son, Akhil Lokhande (Akshay Kumar).
After a romantic interlude with his girlfriend Saakshi (Tamannaah) in Mumbai, Akhil flies to Bangkok. His best friend Jugnu (Krushna, good comic-tuning) and he make grand plans to get rid of the dog, who stands between him and his billions.

But the canine is nobody's fool. Man and beast find ways to outsmart each other and when they can't kill each other, they join forces. Here, a fresh set of villains, Prakash Raj and Sonu Sood, named Karan-Arjun (there are many stereotypes), are introduced. They, too, are eyeing the same pile of wealth. So now, Akhil and Entertainment have to get the better of the baddies.
In between this all, there is actually a story that is woven into the narrative which escalates well in the second half once all the principle protagonists and their intent is established well.
 
But, one can't ignore the fact that somewhere around the middle of the first half, Entertainment ceases to be as funny as the plot demanded. One expects the movie to go on an entirely different level once Akshay and the dog come face to face but surprisingly the laughs from this point on are only sporadic. Furthermore, the uses of actors’ names in dialogues work at times but then also seem forced at places. Sajid-Farhad seem to have tried bringing in just about all in their first movie though one feels that a more spread out approach would have done wonders.
 
However, what one appreciates most is the kind of humour that works extremely well for the kids, mainly in the first 20-30 minutes and then most of the second half. Sequences with Riteish Deshmukh and Shreyas Talpade are plugged in well and the fiery yet comical interaction between them and Akshay brings on laughs. Later in the second half when the whole Karan-Arjun's sequence of 'Yeh Bandhan Toh' plays, it brings the house on fire. It is fun to see Sonu Sood do mimicry of Shah Rukh Khan here.
 
In the meantime, Akshay shows once again that he enjoys his time while performing to comic scenes and though he keeps his comedy under control due to this being a movie for kids, there is a glance of a naughty side of him on display which makes one like his overall act. Tamannaah has a much better role to play when compared to Humshakals and while she looks really pretty, it is fun to see her in a soap opera mode. Prakash Raj is first-rate, though it is Sonu Sood who is all the more entertaining in contrast. Krushna is in form too though the dialogues given to him make his act go overboard. One wonders though why is Mithun Chakraborty relegated to small supporting parts, first in Kick and now Entertainment. As for Johny Lever, he gets a considerable role after long though one expected some more trademark humour of his. In the meantime, the dog has his moments, especially towards the interval point.
 
Debutant-directors Sajid-Farhad, who have the dubious distinction of having written very successful Bollywood no-brainers like the Golmaal series, Dhamaal, and Housefull 2, and who have salvaged themselves to a degree by writing the Singham movies, could have salvaged their first directorial venture by keeping it tight, despite the stereotypes.
 
The director duo does well to capture the imagination of their target viewers - kids - well and keep them happy.
 
Akshay Kumar is in top form. Having done a multitude of masala movies, he's become a khiladi. His bonding with the dog (especially in comic scenes) has those 'oh-so-cute' moments. The golden retriever is not a wonderful actor; but his eyes can melt your heart.
 
On the whole, it is worthy to watch once for Akshay’s bonding with the dog.



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