28 September 2006 | juggy_jughead
A slice-of-life comedy
Khosla ka ghosla is a movie that gives you a bit of masala and a bit of realism all packed in a single movie. There is conventional Hindi movie stuff like background love angle, family ties, revenge, predator-become-prey .. and then there is Ram Gopal Varma type realism .. and what you get at hand is a hilarious movie with awesome performances from everyone.
The movie revolves around a typical middle-middle class family consisting of a housewife mother, a not-so-well-paid government employee father, a jobless big-on-plans elder son, a computer engineer working-in MNC younger son and a probably-student daughter. A family as muddled and comic as most of our families are.
The movie has awesome performances by two of the most versatile actors of the industry - Anupam Kher and Boman Irani, who lead the show. Equally good is Ranveer Shourey whose slightly haryanvi accent and matter-of-fact dialogue delivery sets him apart. Navin Nischol is a veteran who was a really good choice for the role. Tara Sharma is also quite well cast, though Koel Purie could have been a better choice.
The things that strike you in the movie are the typical characters, the sarcastic humor, the realism and the wonderful Delhi feel that is hard to miss. The actors are really well chosen and all the offices/homes etc. are also pretty typical of the characters. The characters themselves are typical of the kind of people you come across in real life, which adds humor to the whole story.
Overall, the movie is really good fun to watch.