27 March 2009 | AvinashPatalay
Its not about Sahir Khan but Shahrukh Khan
I was sceptical about SRK teaming with Priyan leading to another Paheli. Priyan ensures that he is at the helm of the affairs and does not let his vision undergo dilution. Billu is about Billu and thereby Billu gets maximum mileage. SRK's is confined to the parts where he is required and yes, of course the item songs.
Irfan does his part to the utmost satisfaction. The only grumbling is his sarcasm in the state of poverty which doesn't go quite well.
Lara Dutta is the surprise package and she carries herself as the villager-wife to the "T".
The usual Priyan's regulars are present (except Paresh Rawal, thankfully not a force-fit) and they are as usual dependable.
SRK uses the tailor-made opportunity for being a spokesperson for himself, so it is "Me, Me and only Me" in Sahir Khan's part and yet another inner/outer world. Only in the last scene, SRK drops his mask and attempts to give a glimpse into his inner world.
Humour is present in adequate doses, so don't expect an out-and-out regular Priyan comedy.
The opening credit deserve a special mention, very creative.
Finally, the modern version of Krishna-Sudama was not appropriately justified.