BY REEMA CHHABDA
The film starts with Raju (Varun Dhawan) who’s a porter at a railway station. He receives a contract by Javed Jaffri to woo Sara Ali Khan and make her fall in love with him. This, Raju changes his look completely and turns into a business Raj.
Sara’s father (Paresh Rawal) wants his daughter to marry a millionaire and hence he makes Sara get hitched to Raj. After the marriage when Raju starts falling for Sara for real he tries telling her the truth but situations don’t match and he could not. They come to Mumbai and Raju again lies and tells Sara that his father have kicked him out of his business and thus they stay in a small street side house. The drama starts off and takes so many twists and turns and also confusions.
David Dhawan is known for his masala entertainers. With Coolie No. 1, he tried to create the same magic which he delivered years ago with Govinda and Karisma Kapoor. Adding a dash of comedy to the love drama, he tried to make the audience go ROFL but failed to do so.
Varun Dhawan is the heart of the film and he gave his best with the comic timings and expressions. From coolie to billionaire, his transformation took the movie a notch higher. On the other hand, Sara Ali Khan did nothing than looking pretty on screen. Paresh Rawal perfectly fits the bill with the character and was true to it.
When we listen to the original tunes, it brings back all the memories we had with those songs and it’s magical. When it comes to remakes of those amazing songs, some are amazing and many aren’t. The remakes in this film works well but only when we hear it during promotions of the film, later we just wish we could hear a change.
In a nutshell, Coolie No. 1 could be a complete entertainer for this holiday season but unfortunately it isn’t. There are some parts in the film that makes you laugh but then it bores you even more that you can skip this one with ease.
PS. You’re going to miss the original Coolie No. 1 and Govinda at every point if you’re planning to watch this one.