‘Rama Rama…’ comedy of aghast disbelief
Cast: Rajpal Yadav, Neha Dhupia, Ashish Chowdhary, Amrita Arora, Rati Agnihotri, Anupam Kher, Sanjay Mishra;
Director: S. Chandrakaant
You know that feeling you get while undergoing molar surgery or when you have a head on collision with another vehicle while driving down a dark road? You get the same horror feeling of aghast disbelief while seeing "Rama Rama Kya Hai Drama". This could be a contender of the worst comedy ever made in India. The lines that the two couples, Rajpal Yadav-Neha Dhupia and Ashish Chowdhary-Amrita Arora, throw at one another make you question the institution of marriage.
Rajpal plays a man who is acutely unhappy with his wife and runs around on a fantasy splurge, imagining other people’s wives and girlfriends to be his own. Ashish, poor guy, looks constipated while Amrita Arora, who plays a hi-fi harridan, screeches at him for imagined trespasses. While Rajpal’s habitual hilarity fails to carry the show, a talented actor like Anupam Kher is reduced to a parodic prop in this limerick to amused anarchy as seen through the eyes of a director who has probably never known the difference between gags and genuine comedy.
Director Chandrakant seems inspired by B.R. Chopra’s "Pati Patni Aur Woh". Regrettably, director has neither the sense nor the sensitivity to bring that sparkle which makes a sex comedy a beehive of chortles. Technically as shoddy as it gets, the camerawork and the sets remind us of a washed-out village that has been plundered by a particularly uncontrollable wild bull. Overall, the movie is a big bore.