I watched Mr Joe B Carvalho yesterday at the Big Movies, Kathmandu with zero prior knowledge about the movie, except the fact that Arsad Warsi was in it. I like Warsi as an actor but the were only about 20 people in the hall. So I did not know what to expect from the movie. In fact, I did not know the name of the movie until it started. But when it started, I was not disappointed at all. The movie was a complete fun to watch.
The story is of Joe B Carvalho (Arsad Warsi), a small private detective. He gets a case to bring back home the daughter of a rich man (Shakti Kapoor) who eloped with her lover. An international criminal Carlos (Javed Jeffrey) has an assignment to kill a girl. And inspector Shanti Priya (Soha Ali Khan) has a mission to nab Carlos. Things get mixed up and a laughing riot breaks out. The plot is simple but the humour in it takes it to another level. There are some what-the-hell-is-happening-here moments but the humour won’t let you cling to those.
Arsad Warsi and Javed Jeffrey are good as always. But Soha looks clumsy, especially in the songs. One thing’s for sure, she needs to learn dancing. The rest of the cast have also been effective in their roles.
If you love movies where you can just sit back and relax and don’t have to think much, this is the movie for you. And for the rest of you, if you could watch Dhoom 3, you can definitely watch Mr Joe B Carvalho. You may like it more.