Do Knot DisturbStar 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.

Do Knot Disturb's CastNothing 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

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