Entertainment

The film starts with Akhil Lokande (Akshay Kumar) getting paid for doing an ad, where he gets into a fight, as he wasnt paid the full amount of money that they had promised. This continues with a few other ads, where Akhil constantly ends the fight when he gets a phone call, and says he has to go somewhere. He then arrives on a shoot where Sakshi (Tamannaah Bhatia) is shooting for her television series. After her shoot lets out, they go for a walk around the park, observing other couples. At the end of their walk, Akhil proposes to Saakshi.

Akhil and Saakshi go to her fathers (Mithun Chakraborty) house, where they are told that until Akhil becomes rich, he cant marry Saakshi.Akhil goes to his film-obsessed friend, Jugnus (Krushna Abhishek) shop. He tells him that he is going to visit his father at the hospital because he has chest pain. However, his father (Darshan Jariwala), is actually acting and is dancing around with the nurse, only staying in the hospital because it has service like a 5-Star hotel. Akhil arrives just in time to hear and see this, and goes to beat up his father, when he reveals that Akhil is adopted and his real father wasnt ready for a child so his mother left, but was killed in a train crash.

Luckily Akhil survived, and when the railway officers were giving one lakh rupees for the families whos even one member dies so he took akhil and made him his son. Then Akhil beats him up. He goes back to his house, and opens the chest that he never had before, which contains love letters from his real father, to his mother, and a locket with his father and mothers pictures. He discovers that his father is Pannalal Johri (Dalip Tahil) who is a billionaire in Bangkok. Right as he finds this, on the television comes news that Pannalal Johri is dead and his 3000 crores will go to anyone who can prove that they are related to Pannalal Johri.

After arriving at Johri mansion, his fathers house at Bangkok, he discovers that a dog named Entertainment is the owner of Johris property. They try to kill Entertainment, by having Akhil become Entertainments caretaker, but fail. Saakshi and her father surprise Akhil at the mansion, and discover that Entertainment is the heir, causing the father to declare that Saakshi will never marry Akhil. At this time 2 brothers, Karan (Prakash Raj) and Arjun (Sonu Sood), the 2nd cousins of Johri, escape jail. Karan and Arjun want to kill Akhil, because they figure that the dog will die in a couple of years anyway, so while Akhil is attempting to kill Entertainment, by drowning him under a thinly iced lake.

Karan and Arjun hit the ground at the same time as Akhil causing him to nearly fall in, but Entertainment saves the former, and falls into the lake instead. After a lot of efforts Akhil fails to save Entertainment but suddenly he comes out of the water and they develop feelings for each other. Akhil realizes his mistake and learns that Entertainment is a good hearted and good dog so he becomes his friend and leaves the mansion. Karan and Arjun, citing that their lawyer knows the judge very well, inappropriately acquire the property from Entertainment.Akhil learns this news and returns.

He vows that hell get the property back for Entertainment. Akhils strategy is to divide the two brothers and conquer. He manages to get a job as a servant at the Mansion, now owned by Karan and Arjun. Akhil attempts to split the two brothers, first by introducing Saakshi who seduces the two brothers separately. However, the scheme fails as background music rejoices the two brothers.

Akhil again attempts trying to split two brothers, this time by introducing a false impression of a ghost of Entertainment the dog. The two brothers quarrel and accuse each other of illegally disguising as Entertainment and they tricked the judges. Akhils friends tape this conversation slyly, however, the CD drops accidentally and Karan and Arjun realize that all this was planned by Akhil.Entertainment runs with the CD. Karan, Arjun and their gang chase the dog, Akhil, and his friends.

Akhil manages to beat them all. Later, Karan shoots Akhil, but Entertainment takes the bullet by jumping in front of Akhil. Akhil gets angry and beats up Karan black and blue.Entertainment is taken to the hospital but unable to get saved, Akhil in a fit of anger he punches him but at this process he had saved him. Karan and Arjun come to apologize to Entertainment, who forgives them.

Saakshis father gets Akhil and Saakshi married while Entertainment also marries a female dog in the same ceremony, this starts a party song Veerey Di Wedding. This film ends when it shows that Akhil and Saakshi lives a life with Entertainment and his wife (the female dog) and finally at the end it shows the social message Love your pets and they will entertain you all lifeEntertainment received mixed reviews from critics. Meena Iyer of The Times of India praised the films humour, Kumars acting and his bonding with the dog, especially in comic scenes. She stated that though the dog was not a good actor yet his eyes can melt your heart. She said that the directors could have kept the film tight.

Mihir Fadnavis of Firstpost called it a sheer genius and said that it was Kumars funniest film since Hera Pheri. He wrote that the film satirised all of the Sajid-Farhad films and took potshots at everything that is wrong with desi cinema and television. He also appreciated the scene transitions and called it technically great. Hindustan Timess Sweta Kaushal criticised the screenplay, Kumar and Prakash Rajs acting. She said that Bhatia [did not] have much to do and Chakraborty did not have much screenspace.

However, she praised Abhisheks comedy and said that it was the [only] bright spark in the film. She concluded her review by saying that the film was neither a great piece of art nor entertaining. Prior to the films release, Hindustan Times published an article titled Four reasons why you shouldnt waste your time on Entertainment and criticed the films story, songs and dialogues. Shubha Shetty-Saha of Mid Day wrote Entertainment pleasantly surprises with its delightful absurdity and sure gets you roaring with laughter at several points. She called it a child friendly film and appreciated the dialogues and the performance given by the actors.

However, Saha stated that the pace of the films second half was slowed down by the excessive melodrama. Writing for The Indian Express, Shubhra Gupta called the film dull and loud. She criticised the films story and dialogues. Rohit Khilnani of India Today appreciated Kumar, Bhatia and Levers performance and wrote that the rest of the cast was wasted. He criticised the plot and called it senseless and full of loopholes.

Director :

Sajid-Farhad

Cast :

Akshay Kumar, Tamannaah Bhatia, Prakash Raj, Sonu Sood, Mithun Chakraborty

Genre :

Comedy

Producer :

Ramesh S. Taurani
Jayantilal Gada

Release Date :

2014-08-08

Running Time :

140 minutes

Music :

Sachin - Jigar

Soundtrack :

Title
Singers
Lyrics
Length
Johnny Johnny
N/A
Mayur Puri
3:38
Tera Naam Doon
N/A
Priya Panchaal
4:44
Veerey Di Wedding
N/A
Mayur Puri
3:34
Teri Mahima Aprampar
N/A
Ashish Pandit
3:45
Nahi Woh Saamne
N/A
Priya Panchaal
1:48
Veerey Di Wedding(Remix)
N/A
Mayur Puri
3:37
Johnny Johnny (Remix)
N/A
Mayur Puri
3:38
Maange Maange
N/A
2:57

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