Do Knot Disturb Movie Review
Star cast: Govinda (the Husband), Riteish Deshmukh (the Pretend Boyfriend), Lara Dutta (the Mistress), Sushmita Sen (the Wife), Ranvir Shorey (the Private Detective) and Sohail Khan (the Actual Ex-Boyfriend); Director: David Dhawan; Rating: 2 out of 5.
Vulgar, noisy and excessive, “Do Knot Disturb” is a Bollywood sex farce with almost no sex, and comedy pitched so low you’re more likely to groan than giggle. Don’t say the movie doesn’t warn you: within the first few minutes, you’re treated to a man grunting on a toilet. Like so much in “Do Knot Disturb” — beginning but not ending with that K in “knot” — it has no reason to be.
The plot goes something like this: a businessman (Govinda), who works for his corporate-titan wife (Sushmita Sen), also has a mistress (Lara Dutta). (Ms. Sen and Ms. Dutta are both former Miss Universes.) The wife suspects there’s another woman. Complications in the form of an amnesiac detective, extra boyfriends and a bellboy named Mangu ensue.
Nothing much makes sense here, including the location, which we’re told is Delhi. Not, apparently, the one in India, though. This magical place has a marina ringed with white skyscrapers and a suspiciously glossy veneer. (The movie was partially filmed in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.)
Saddled with a witless script, the director, David Dhawan, mostly goes for loud. The actors — except Ms. Sen, whose soothing voice is a relief — shout their lines. The endless slaps sound like earthquakes. And just about every time Ms. Dutta appears, a singer on the soundtrack bursts out with “Enamoraaaata!” That at least made me laugh.
Source: New York Times