Just because you say you want to make a mad comedy film, you can't actually make everybody go mad and go to a mental asylum. Sajid Khan's Humshakals is one such slap-stick comedy. It has some of the poorest jokes that would not even qualify as a poor joke. Himmatwala seems to have taken away Sajid Khan's funny bone and hid it at a place he would never find it. With triple roles of three characters in the film, it is three times more tiresome.
Humshakals is the story of the confusion that takes place when three individuals have a lookalike of a lookalike, all with the same name. Ashok (Saif Ali Khan) and Kumar (Riteish Deshmukh) are best friends and both are unaware of their lookalikes Ashok and Kumar, who are also best friends and are unaware of their lookalikes Ashok and Kumar, who again are best friends. And then there is Mamaji (Ram Kapoor) who is a lookalike of another Mamaji who in turn is a lookalike of another Mamaji. In short, it's the story of three individuals having triple roles.
Saif Ali Khan who plays the role of Ashok in the film is a very rich and successful man. The pity is Saif is extremely bad in this one too. What more can one expect then from the other two characters. The character that is mentally unstable, well, tends to annoy you because it is overacting that can't be explained in words, the last character again had no need in the film at all. Saif just looked like a very voluptuous man like woman.
The girls in the film were mere show pieces and the reason for breaking into a song, when you just want to get done with the film. I think instead of Bipasha Basu, Esha Gupta should have been the one missing from the promotions, since I don't think she was there in the movie for more than 20 minutes, now that I give it a thought none of the girls did.
The music is very jarring and not very foot tapping either. Callertune and Khole De Dil Ki Khidki are the only decent ones in the film. We can't really blame Himesh Reshammiya for this, after The Xpose he sure was quite disturbed himself.
All in all the movie can be a onetime watch if you are watching it at home, that too when it is telecasted on television. Because this one isn't too much it is "three" much!