was quite enjoyed.
To start with, its not really based on 5 point someone. It just picks some characters and settings from it, very loosely at that, and pretty much has a separate thrust, pitch and story. 2 college friends go looking for their third friend, and a lot of the story is in flash back of their college days.
Now that that part is out of the way, lets move on to the movie. Its definitely funny, and thats a large part of whats going for it. Even tho its loudly slapstick, in your face, it is nevertheless enjoyable. Various scenes are hilarious and brilliant in isolation. And for some I suppose, it will also evoke a sense of nostalgia for their college days. Not much for me tho.
However when we string it together, I wouldn't say its necessarily very even in pace, and specially the second half, has some very dragged out sequences. The baby scene comes to mind as a particularly lousy one, and yes thats even after discounting the fact that sequences of women screaming and giving birth put me off very firmly. And actually keeping in mind the rather over the top tone of the movie, its no suprise that its got rather a fair share of over acting and preachiness. As another complaint, couldn't they really find 3 young guys to play the parts??
So yes, all in all, I'm not sure you can give it full marks on any cinematic parameters, however in terms of good old entertainment, its a must watch.
ps - I used to love Aamir Khan's chocolate looks as I was growing up. I also thought he was a halfway decent actor. But somewhere along the way, he stopped looking cute, and I couldn't find any brillant performances to hold on to. He was brilliant in patches, yes, but I can't think of a single movie, about which I could say, yes this was it. This one perhaps summarises it quite thoroughly, yes he looks cute ( not 18 yes, but still say cutely 30) and in parts he's good. However he overacts quite a bit, and I really think he's been over hyped as an actor. Wonder why I never could see that quite as clearly till now?? Hmmm, must've something to do with his looks.... !