Audience is ready for adult comedies-Ekta Kapoor
Ekta Kapoor and Sachin Yardi on their wacky film and the funny duo – Tusshar Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh
Hiren Kotwani (BOMBAY TIMES; July 25, 2012)
Despite being slammed by cynics and hardnosed critics, Kyaa Kool Hain Hum had a great run at the box office when it released seven years ago. Since then, Tusshar Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh have consolidated their reputation in the comedy genre, with franchise films like Golmaal and Housefull. No wonder then that the makers of their upcoming sequel, Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum (KSKHH) are optimistic.
Conceding that their endeavour was to make a comedy in the naughty zone like the first film, writer-director Sachin Yardi enthuses, “This time round, it’s more contemporary and wackier than the first. And seeing the response to the promos, I think we have succeeded in upscaling the product and getting it a few notches higher.”
All praise for Tusshar and Riteish, the filmmaker asserts that he couldn’t have got better actors. “Both are very good with comedy,” he says, adding that in a film like KSKHH, they’re “bang on”. “They carry themselves well as underdogs and get public sympathy despite getting caught in situations for their buffoonery. One genuinely feels for Tusshar when he gets in a situation he can’t get out of as much as one feels for Riteish when he gets caught despite being a dedh shaana. Both their characters put life into the script.” That’s also why the makers maintain that their promotional strategy was unapologetic in approach.
Yardi recalls unscripted situations, like the one where some girls are required to beat Riteish up. “The girls got so ‘involved’ that the poor guy had red marks on his back by the end of it. On another occasion, while shooting Tusshar’s spoof of John Abraham’s Dostana scene, people around were wondering why some guy was pulling down his swimming trunks,” he laughs.
Producer Ekta Kapoor is gung-ho about the sex comedy. She believes that together, Tusshar and Riteish are ‘dynamite’. “They have a fantabulous friendship and their comic timing is amazing. So they can turn even a lame joke into the funniest thing you’ve heard,” she gushes.
Reminiscing the shock Kyaa Kool Hain Hum met with initially, she says the success the film achieved was unheard of back then. “The numbers on Tuesday were better than the opening Friday and the second week was better than the first. Delhi Belly reinstated that people love adult comedies,” she says.
Ekta says that all the scenes featuring both her actors are the high points in the film for her. “They create some other kind of magic, a little self depreciative as they don’t mind jokes on themselves. So if KSKHH does whatever numbers KKHH did seven years ago, it will be enough. Because the audience is ready for it,” she sums up.
Produced by Balaji Motion Pictures, Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum releases this Friday.
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