Reviewing the Reviews: Super un-cool sex gags in KSKHH

30 Jul,2012

Kya Super Kool Hain Hum

Directed by Sachin Yardi

Produced by Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor

Story by Sachin Yardi

Starring: Tusshar Kapoor, Ritesh Deshmukh, Neha Sharma, Sarah Jane Dias, Anupam Kher


This is not the kind of film that critics would recommend anyway, but most of them have said that Sachin Yardi’s smutfest’s content is not what they mind so much as the bad quality of the sex gags.


Kya Super Kool Hain Hum is a sequel to the Kya Kool Hain Hum, which had reportedly done well enough for producer Ektaa Kaoor to attempt a sequel.


Most critics went for 1 or 2 stars if they were feeling generous, except, of course, TOI’s standard 3 and Taran Adarsh’s 3.5.


Wrote Raja Sen of “There’s nothing wrong with bawdy sex comedies. The burlesque entertainer has been a part of storytelling from its very origins, from sultans being soothed by tellers of tall tales to cavemen sniggering at sideward-8s on their stick figures. It’s a grand, colourful, enjoyable tradition, and making something you can nudge, nudge, wink, wink at is as fine an ambition as any. Except – and herein lies the lack of rub – there’s really no point to a sexless sex comedy.”


Aniruddha Guha of DNA commented: “Director Sachin Yardi’s KSKHH revels in its ability to present one stereotype after another in a long orgy of sex jokes, private parts’ references and general stupidity. It’s funny initially, and you feel like you may be in for a laugh riot. But KSKHH is like a party that starts to get boring in the first hour, one you keep looking for ways to get out of. And if you do stay till the end, a headache-inducing hangover is a certainty.”


Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV grit his teeth and wrote: “Some films are aimed at the eye, some at the head, and still others at the heart. It takes an outrageous degree of audacity to fix the focus of an entire two-hour-plus movie a few inches above the solar plexus, or thereabouts. But for all its unabashed flirtation with tawdry humour, Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum is about as scintillating as the drone of a dying bumble-bee. A bunch of bawdy blokes who have clearly taken leave of their brains and turned into sex-obsessed ‘loin’ kings run amok with a license to spill in this defiantly tasteless caper movie. Even the dogs aren’t spared.”


Rajeev Masand rightly called it a cringe worthy: “If I had a penny for every time I laughed during ‘Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum’, I’d be able to afford an Asprin, I so badly needed at the end of this roughly two-and-a-half-hour cringe-fest. The problem with this film isn’t that it’s so unapologetically vulgar, but that it’s just not very funny. And that’s a shame, because leading men Tusshar Kapoor and Ritesh Deshmukh have a winning chemistry and sharp comic timing…now if only they were required to do a little more than stripping down to their boxers and repeatedly making crude gay jokes.”


Anupama Chopra slammed the lack of a plot: “I enjoy vulgarity, cheap lines and jokes with double meanings as much as the next person, but really, is this the best we can do? Writer-director Sachin Yardi is too lazy to create a plot, so the film is just a series of gags that allow him to bung in as many puerile sexual innuendos as possible. Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum becomes a drag within the first twenty minutes and then continues for another two hours or so. Before you are done, you will have to suffer Chunky Pandey in a hideous wig, playing a fake godman named Baba 3G, and Tusshar Kapoor in drag wearing eyeliner, lipstick and a gown with a plunging neckline. Yes, that’s seriously scary. Only the brave need venture in.”


Madhureeta Mukherjee of the TOI quipped: “Director, Sachin Yardi’s film will appeal to an audience who trips over ‘hard-core’ sex comedies. There are scenes that ‘vibrate’ with humour, and squeeze ample laughs (some forced), but it’s mostly a bleak story-line with random scenes which are padded with pun-fulls of adult humour, sexual innuendo, and expletive one-liners. For a sex-comedy, the film is a tad long (size really matters, can’t help it!) and songs like ‘Dil Garden Garden Ho Gaya’ slow the pace. If you were sex (comedy) starved after Kyaa Kool Hai Hum, this sequel force-feeds you a double dose. This one’s for teens who get a ‘boner’ out of bad jokes, but it may get a rise out of some adults too. Watch at your own ‘risque’.”


Taran Adarsh raved: “On the whole, Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum is sure to get the affirmation nod by its target audience – the youth. Despite the sexual tone, adult jokes, impish humor, the movie, at no juncture, gets offensive, distasteful or objectionable. In fact, it’s one big joyride from commencement to conclusion. This one is for the masses, for youngsters, for those who loved part one and enjoyed its crazy hilarity. Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum offers entertainment, entertainment and only entertainment in large doses!”


Sudhish Kamath of The Hindu nailed it, “The problem is of excess and repetition.  What’s the point of making a sequel if the idea is just to put the same jokes back in? Poppat is back with his tooths (suits). If the first one was let down by its length and lack of plot, here it’s just the lack of plot. The only movement or the ups and downs here are in the innuendo and physical comedy involving a pug who lives a Vicky Donor life. The pug performs every time its owner (Riteish) turns on the music. If you find that funny, go for it.”


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