An error of comedy, literally!!!
It's the first release of 2014 and Arshad Warsi is all geared up to tickle your funny bone with a movie that has a hilarious title, 'Mr. Joe B. Carvalho'.
The first week is considered to be the slowest by trade pundits, however, the makers are hoping that Arshad and Soha's pairing is able to pull in crowds.
Mr. Joe B. Caravalho (Arshad Warsi) is a detective hired by Khurana (Shakti Kapoor), but his identity is mistaken with that of an International criminal Carlos (Javed Jaffrey). Inspector Shantipriya (Soha Ali Khan) is inspired by Chulbul Pandey and is assigned with the task of catching hold of Carlos. What begins then, is confusion on the mission and series of situations that are designed to make you laugh.
Arshad Warsi has a great timing when it comes to comedy, the way he says his dialogues is hilarious and the actor gives the movie his best shot. However, he does not have any support from the rest of the characters in the movie.
Soha Ali Khan is super glamorous in this film, a side of her never seen before. She makes a genuine effort but falls short.
Javed Jaffrey who has earlier shown his comic skills is not able to do justice to his character, even though it has the unique aspect of the 'drag queen'.
Geeta Basra makes an impression in her small role. Vijay Raaz has done a great job. Shakti Kapoor is simply okay.
Singer Babul Supriyo makes his debut, but you wonder why he would choose such a small role.
Debutante director Samir Tewari makes a sincere attempt and lines up really funny scenes and gags in the movie.
Story and Screenplay by Mahesh Ramchandani is just a spoof as there is no solid plot that keeps the audiences glued to their seats.
While the first half is interesting, post interval the movie loses its steam.
Music of the movie by Amartya Rahut is decent, but nothing that you will go humming back home from the theatres.
'Mr. Joe B. Carvalho' could have been a great movie considering it has such a great cast, however, it fails to make an impact.