I watched “Phir Hera Pheri” over the last weekend. What drives a film such as Hera Pheri is not the story, but the originality in the well-presented subplots, and the character-development.
- The character-development: Already done in Hera Pheri, so Phir Hera Pheri (and the audience) was saved from it.
- The subplots: Phir… is just a hera pheri of one of my all-time favorite movies, “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.” The rip-off is just as bad as Priyadarshan’s Malamaal Weekly was of “Waking Ned Divine.” Adaptation is fine, but these films are just moronically copied.
The Master and the Apprentice should just get back to what they do best – Priyadarshan should start directing good focussed stories; Neeraj Vora should focus on writing dialogs (he does it good enough in Phir…)
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