Malamaal Weekly (2006)

Malamaal Weekly (2006)

Released: 2006
Genre: Comedy, Genre
Director: Priyadarshan
Starring: Riteish Deshmukh, Om Puri, Paresh Rawal, ,
Run time: 137 min
IMDb: 6.9/10
Country: India
Views: 34854

Synopsis

Storyline:
Laholi is a small village in India whose inhabitants are poor, simple-minded, and are used to their lives being controlled by the dictatorial Landlord, Thakurain, and her brother, Baj Bahadur. Although Lilaram is the one with the highest educational qualifications, he is unable to secure any job. He decides to make a living selling lottery tickets, especially the Delhi-based Malamaal Weekly, but is barely able to make ends meet. Then one day he finds out that one of his lottery tickets is a winner. He concocts a scheme with his wife, which involves pawning her pet goat with the Thakurain, getting people together for a feast, so that he can get their tickets back – all in vain. Then he finds out that the only one who was absent was the town drunk, Anthony Fernandes. When he goes to Anthony’s house he finds him dead, happily clutching his winning lottery ticket. When Lilaram tries to take the ticket from Anthony’s hand, another villager, Balwant, happens to come by, both of them …
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User Reviews: I know I know, this is a remake, but still, it is screamingly funny, and it isn’t everyday that u find a screamingly funny Hindi movie in the theaters… True its really sad that Bolly is now copying ideas for comedies as well, but it doesn’t matter, cos this is funny as well… the entire movie is set by Paresh Rawal. he controls the pace of the movie, Om Puri and Asrani give him good support. The acting is good. These veterans bring out the authentic UP/Bhojpuri Hindi. Ritesh DEshmukh as usual does a good performance on his part. Shakti Kapur is again very nice in his own small way… The good thing is that the director wisely reduced the number of songs…

Overall 8/10!!!

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