It is like a repeat-telecast!

'Masti', 'Shaadi No. 1' and 'No Entry' were mass entertainers that were largely accepted by the Indian audience. 'Thank You' is along the same lines but with a twist. Infidelity, in this male dominated society, is not novel and has been captured in many films; 'Thank You' portrays a similar concept and is not different from other multi-starrer comic capers we have seen before. At times it also bores.

The film starts with three colleagues and friends Raj (Bobby Deol), Vikram (Irrfan Khan), and Yogi (Suneil Shetty), who have multiple extra-marital affairs. The wives Sanjana (Sonam Kapoor), Shivani (Rimi Sen) and Maya (Celina Jaitley), with the help of a friend who happens to be a private detective Kishen (Akshay Kumar), expose the husbands. But wait...there is a twist, this private detective takes the case personally because he identifies with the situation, his wife (Vidya Balan) had committed suicide because of his affairs. His only aim in life now, is to save lives of wives who suffer because of infidelity.

'Thank You' is definitely a clean entertainer with a message that has been so commonly portrayed in Bollywood films, which makes it boring. Novelty is something that is missing in the film, though Anees has tried to make it different from other films. The Don angle added to the film has also been pictured multiple times in Hindi films. The film has some very good punches but fizzles out at the end.

Akshay Kumar is good but the signature tune which he plays on his flute starts irritating after a point, though the actor, with his persona, carries the film well on his shoulders. Suneil Shetty is funny and manages to generate a few giggles. Irrfan Khan is a natural stunner and makes you laugh even when he has a serious look on his face. Bobby Deol is good. Amongst the ladies, Rimi Sen impresses and the lady definitely deserves a few more good films in her kitty. Sonam Kapoor is average, while Celina Jaitley needs acting lessons.

Pritam's music is mediocre, with 'Pyaar Do Pyaar Lo' standing out. Mallika Sherwat's 'Maiya Maiya' stint in 'Guru', had definitely raised the bar high for her as an item girl but after the Munni's and Sheila's of Bollywood, we doubt she stands a chance.

'Thank You' does have its own moments of fun, laughter and emotion but overall it is just another film with a message that has already been conveyed to the audience in many films.
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