Housefull Movie Review

Housefull (Hindi)

Release Date:
April 30, 2010

Housefull is a romantic comedy entertainer which narrates the story of Aarush – the world’s unluckiest man. Being jinxed he believes his bad luck can vanish if he finds true love. In this quest for true love how one lie leads to another and how different people from different walks of life come together adding even more confusion to this hilarious comedy of errors resulting in total chaos and mayhem.

As Deepika tells Akshay in the film ‘Jis jhooth se kissi ka ghar basta ho, voh jhooth jhooth nahin hota”

Housefull is a romantic comedy entertainer which narrates the story of Aarush – the world’s unluckiest man. Being... Show More

Housefull is far too long and laden with far too many emotional subplots to function fully as comedy

The New Indian Express

Housefull belongs to the same school of comedy that gave us Welcome, No Entry, Golmaal and All the Best. There is no craft or narrative or characterisation to speak of. There are a few laugh-out loud moments here and some sparkling asides.

'Housefull' is the kind of pedestrian comedy that makes 'Singh Is King' feel like a Woody Allen gem. It's the kind of film that will stop at nothing to get a laugh out of you.

The hero plays someone cursed with 'panvati' or pre-destined bad luck. They call him a loser instead for some reason. His presence makes for poor fortune everywhere.

Hindustan Times

The inflated balloon of a script makes space for actors with not a comic bone in their body, and allegedly humorous situations which stop the film dead, especially in the tedious second half.

Indian Express

Housefull is a slap on your senses as the film sticks to the slapstick genre in every literal sense. One wonders whether the actors go overboard to make up for the weak writing (esp. in the first half) or whether the writing is intentionally shallow to allow the actors to clown around.


With a film like Housefull, it’s better if one keeps his/her thinking cap outside the theatre. Do not question the logic and you will enjoy it.

The writing is abominable, the plot not worth a mention, and the generous helpings of syrupy melodrama around the 'comedy' plain unforgivable.


Housefull is like a never-ending Micromax mobile commercial. And Akshay is not even guffawing. Just get some stars together, bombard starved audiences with promos and publicity, pile on the shows and anything goes. Anything.

The Telegraph

It makes you laugh, provided you don't go looking for artistry and intelligence. Also, you'll find the usual jokes about homosexuality and Gujarati incredulousness, made famous by Kal Ho Na Ho

Times of India