Here’s proof that even middle-of-the-road movies can suck
Think the combination of Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Utpal Dutt and Amol Palekar can’t go wrong?
Wrong! Desperately cashing in on the success of the classic comedy Gol Maal (1979), Naram Garam is a sorry mess of a film. The storyline is too drab to get into, and neither the simplicity of Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s characters nor the potent mix of Amol Palekar and Utpal Dutt will keep you engrossed enough to watch it till the end. Palekar is called Ramprasad and Dutt is called Bhavani Shankar, and even the title track keeps making references to the rib-tickling Gol Maal. Unfortunately, nothing works and Shatrughan Sinha is an eyesore. Naram Garam is thanda-thakela and proof that even middle-of-the-road movies can suck. Watch Basu Chatterjee’s Chhoti Si Baat instead.