Produced by UTV Motion Pictures and Akshay’s home production, Hari Om Productions, “Thank You” is about three married men trying to have some fun outside their marriages. Apart from Akshay the film stars Bobby Deol, Irrfan Khan, Suniel Shetty, Rimi Sen, Celina Jaitly and Sonam Kapoor.
In the film, three best friends and business partners - Raj (Bobby), Yogi (Suniel) and Vikram (Irrfan) - are portrayed as womanizers. Their wives are clueless about their husbands cheating on them with every pretty girl they lay their eyes on.
However, their supposedly happening world is rocked when Raj's wife Sanjana (Sonam) begins to suspect her husband and hires a private detective, Kishan (Akshay) to keep an eye on him.
Kishan has built his reputation as a man who saves marriages by getting philandering husbands to mend their ways. However, in this particular case, Kishan gets into trouble when he falls in love with Sanjana, which means he may not be acting in her best interest. Soon follows a crazy cat and mouse game, where Kishan tries to catch the husbands red-handed.
The problem with thank you is the same type of genre that director Anees Bazmee has chosen provided he had earlier directed No Entry. Thank You though has some resemblances with No Entry fails flat when it comes to having the comic moments that No Entry had.
The film begins well with moments that one can enjoy for the first hour but as the story progresses it’s difficult to imagine is this the same film that we watched for the first one hour. Unnecessary characters, uninteresting jokes, songs which are not woven to the story form a major backdrop of Thank You.
Kumar’s plan of setting up the marriages straight with regards to the womanizers has its ups and downs, more downs we can say. The problem with making these types of comic capers is that the writing should be as tight as its gets but the writer makes number of lapses over here resulting in screenplay turning wayward.
Performances by female leads in the film are as awkward as their marriages. Sonam Kapoor has her scenes but she is seen sobbing her eyes out trough out the film. I guess lack of films under her kitty made her to do this role if not the director’s proximity with her dad Anil Kapoor .
Rimi Sen looks tight in her scenes and can be said that she is the only lady in the film who performs according to the circumstances demand. Wondered where Celina Jaitley went in the second half as she is hardly seen. Guess the director must have had enough of her in the first half.
Bobby looked below par in the film while Irrfan and Suniel add some masala to the film with their comic timings. It is both of them who make the film have its flashes especially in the boring/dragged second half with their weird expressions and the cheesy lines that were meted out to them.
In the end “thank you’s” saving grace is Khiladi Kumar. No one can ever doubt his comedy timings and he proves a fact with this film once again but the sad part is the film fails on the whole. Add to it, Vidya Balan, a towering performer is wasted in a miniscule role.
Ravi Yadav’s cinematography is a treat to eyes. The scene between Akshay and Sonam at Niagara Falls is worth a picture. Pritam’s compositions as now a days are ok, that’s it. Background score by Sandeep Shirodkar is patchy at times.
Eventually “thank you” can be only watched by Akshay’s die hard comedy fans. Overall it fails and never matches up to the expectations that were laid on it especially it being Bazmee’s and Kumar’s third venture after Singh Is King and Welcome.