Cast: Akshaye Khanna, Kareena, Paresh Rawal, Suniel Shetty, Jackie Shroff,Arshad Warsi
Hulchul is a story of two estranged families, headed by Fiery Angaarchand(Amrish Puri), an influential landlord, pitted against the family headed by Lakshmidevi, a rich landlady of the neighbouring village. Angaarchand and his family of four sons(Jackie Shroff, Paresh Rawal, Arbaaz Khan and Akshay Khanna) have taken a vow to stay away from women owing to a past family tragedy(apparently caused by womankind), and the mere mention of the opposite sex is strictly forbidden. At the same time, Lakshidevi is waiting for an opportunity to seek revenge on Angaarchand and his family. As luck would have it, Angaarchand's youngest son, Jai, and Lakshidevi's grand-daughter, land up in the same college. Then starts the game of deceit. Both Jai and Anjali pretend to fall in love with each other to seek revenge for their respective families. And to aid in all the pranks comes Jai's best friend, the troublemaker Lucky [Arshad Warsi]. What happens next? Priyadarshan has kept his word and has provided a complete entertainment film. The comedy is superb and and chances are you'd enjoy the film thoroughly! The director succeeds on various levels, but more than anything else he knows how to package an interesting story with superior performances and entertaining moments with aplomb. Performance wise Akshaye Khanna is incredible and does his part superbly. The other performance that stands out is that by Arshad Warsi, who is awesome as Akshaye's best friend cum adviser. Kareena Kapoor for a change delivers a highly competent performance. And Paresh Rawal is simply great. Rest of the cast lend ample support. Music by Vidyasagar is okay. Dialogues [K.P. Saxena] are very witty and entertaining. On the whole Hulchul is a movie worth a DEKHO.