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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful:

Garam Masala - A wonderful laugh riot !

10/10
Author: gleejoseph from India
10 February 2006

One of the more sensible comedies to hit the Hindi film screens. A remake of Priyadarshans 80s Malayalam hit Boeing Boeing, which in turn was a remake of the 60s Hollywoon hit of the same name, Garam Masala elevates the standard of comedies in Hindi Cinema.

Akshay Kumar has once again proved his is one of the best super stars of Hindi cinema who can do comedy. He has combined well with the new hunk John Abraham. However John still remains in Akshays shadows and fails to rise to the occasion.

The new gals are cute and do complete justice to their roles.

A must watch comedy. Leave your brains away and laugh for 2 hrs!!!! After all laughter is the best medicine ! Ask Priyadarshan and Akshay Kumar !!!!!

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15 out of 22 people found the following review useful:

movie is amazing must watch

10/10
Author: prdindian from United States
16 December 2005

on the contrary to the person listed above me i felt that this movie was really funny particularly in the scenes were there is a lot of mix up. i don't want to give the plot and the storyline away to the people that haven't watched it yet but i will say that Paresh Rawal does not have an extensive role such as past Priyadarshan movies, for example, Hera Pheri and Hungama. Paresh Rawal does an amazing part in the little role given to him, John Abraham does equally well, Akshay Kumar has proved that he is no less in this movie like he had from Waqt and almost all his movies after Andaaz. Even though all three heroins in this movie were at a debut they did a pretty good job of acting particularly Nargis who is very good looking and hot. i would say that if you liked Hungama or Hera Pheri this movie is a must watch.

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful:

Funniest Indian Comedy After Hera Pheri 2000

10/10
Author: M MALIK from Pakistan
1 December 2011

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

this is one of the funniest Indian comedy film after Hera Pheri in 2000.

directed by same director of Hera Pheri Priyadarshan's Garam Masala is full of entertainment.

Hot Spice is about 2 friends who work for a magazine company as photographers one of them Sam gets promoted & goes to USA & second one Mac,s luck changes & he lives a cool life & dating 3 girls at once. but when SAM comes back things go out of control & fun starts.

The Cast:Akshay Kumar,John Abraham,Rajpal Yadav,Rimi Sen,Asrani,Paresh Rawal,Neha Dhupia,Nargis Bagheri,Neetu Chandra & Daisy Bhopana everyone was amazing in there performance.

if this film came out in 90s i don't know what would the people think but it came at the right time i think and its beautifully shot on great locations

the soundtrack is superb all the songs including kiss me baby the chemistry of actors is so awesome as they do funny things,a lot of people have been asking where was this filmed so let me tell this was filmed in India and Mauritius,it is totally fun to watch for me this film is gold comedy it came in 2005 now so many years have passed and i am still hooked on to it specially the dialogs are Mindblowing.

My Rating For Garam Masala(Hot Spice) 2005 Is 10/10.A Must See Film.

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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful:

Fast, funny and fantastic

10/10
Author: Liakot Ali from London
11 June 2006

Garam Masala is one of the funniest film I've seen in ages. Akshay Kumar is excellent as the womaniser who has affairs with 3 girls and engaged at the same time. John Abraham is Amusing at times and this is one of his best works so far. Paresh Rawail is superb as usual in most of his films. The director Priyadarshan has delivered great Movies in the past. Hera Pheri, Hungama and Hulchul being some of the Best. Garam Masala is his funniest film he has made. The three newcomer actresses are average. Rimi sen doesn't get much scope in this movie. I was impressed to see how Priyadarshan made a movie with a simple storyline of a guy having a affair with 3 girls at the same time. All 3 girls have a day off in the same day and end up in the same house. Packed with loads of Laughs, this is one Non stop Entertainer.

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful:

garam masala-rib tickling comedy movie of all time!!

9/10
Author: varun n from India
1 December 2013

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the movie 'GARAM MASALA' is yet another blockbuster directed by priyadarshan.this is a remake of his old movie BOEING BOEING.for those people who hate love-stories,sentiments this movie is worth your money.there is rib tickling comedy throughout the movie and it is difficult for anyone to control laughing!!!this movie proves to be a testimony for AKSHAY KUMAR that he is the KHILADI of Hindi cinema.JOHN ABRAHAM is at his best.three beautiful air hostess in this movie portrayed by DAISY,NEETU,NARGIS have done their best and never disappoint.

STORYLINE- MAC(AKSHAY KUMAR) and shyam(JOHN ABRAHAM)are good friends who work in a magazine called GARAM MASALA. one day they are threatened by their boss to shoot some quality photos of beautiful models.mac is engaged to anjali(RIMI SEN)but he always gives less attention to her.meanwhile shyam and mac both go on a date with maggie(NEHA DHUPIA)on the same day unknowingly and are surprised to see each other.drama prevails in a restaurant and both of them leave maggie to pay the bill and run.one day shyam goes to an old photo shop and ask the owner to give him a photo which is not yet featured in any sort of magazine.owner agrees and he leaves the shop with negatives of those photos.he gives same to his boss which help him in winning a competition.he gets promoted and fly to America to enjoy his vacation.mac is annoyed by this and on his friend's advice meets three air hostess to overcome is pain and feel relaxed.things get worse when shyam returns to India and is shocked to see mac flirting with those beautiful girls.mac hires an apartment which becomes an abode to all his girlfriends and shyam requests mac to stay in his flat.high drama follows when mac and shyam try to hide their secrets from ladies.mambo(PARESH RAWAL)chef in mac's house and babban(RAJPAL YADAV)help them in all sorts of taunts.one day deepti(DAISY)is shocked to see puja(NARGIS)with mac and things get too messy when sweety(NEETU CHANDRA)enters at that moment.mambo is disappointed with all sorts of tricks of mac and leave the house.by then,mac and shyam run from their house and mac realize his mistake and promise shyam to make things even with his fiancée anjali. but mac is shocked to see all his girlfriends along with their colleagues run towards him and he is caught between his former girlfriends and his fiancée.

the movie ensures you comedy riot throughout and never leaves you disappointed at all.complete blockbuster in true sense...!!!

note:-please wear seat belt when you watch this movie as there is a chance of getting hurt when you fall from your seat laughing whole- heartedly !!!!!

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8 out of 13 people found the following review useful:

It is a good film.

7/10
Author: husnain ali from London, England
18 December 2005

This movie was a fantastic comedy. It had a lot of comedians star in it like Akshay Kumar,Rajpal Yadav,Paresh Raval and John Abraham.

Rimi Sen was good at playing Akshay Kumars wife and so were all the air hostesses. Mr Hot as Mac (Akshay Kumar) and Mr cool as Sam (John Abraham) are two fashion photographers who like the same girl Maggie (Neha Dupia). When John Abraham cheats on his work he becomes Akshay Kumars senior and Akshay Kumar gets really jealous because his flat has to be given to John Abraham and Neha Dupia starts liking John more. Akshay Kumar wants to be better than John Abraham so he finds a flat and he is going out with three different girls (Nitu Chandra,Nargis Bagheri,Daisy Boppana).

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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful:

Good film!!

8/10
Author: Dream_Woman from United Kingdom
7 January 2008

Now i really liked this movie, it was so funny.Both Akshay Kumar and John Abraham are brilliant actors, i think after watching this film they should do lots more films together in the future.

Akshay Kumar gets himself into a bit of trouble by dating 3 women at the same time, but the way he handles in when one comes out of the door and then the other one was just so funny to watch, he acted really well int his film and i hope that he makes more great comedy's like this one in the future, John Abraham plays his best friend, he plays his role really well and he is so underrated i am glad that some of his amazing work has got noticed but he is a really Good actor. i just love John, Neha Dhupia has a small role in this film and plays it well.

The muse is really good i really recommend this movie to everyone.

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful:

Good comedy

7/10
Author: MovieInspector from United Kingdom
1 January 2011

This film is an example of how good Akshay Kumar is in comedies. He is great in his role; he deservedly won the filmfare award for best performance in a comic role for his performance. John Abraham does his part well alongside Akshay in the lead roles. Paresh Rawal did well in his supporting role. Manoj Joshi and Rimi Sen did their parts well as did Neha Dhupia. The story of this is one that promises the audience a lot of comedy scenes, and it doesn't fail to deliver them. The music isn't that good to be honest. Still, it is worth watching for the comedy.

Verdict: good comedy - definitely watch it. I give it 7.5/10

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful:

A weak start, but progresses a lot as time goes on...

6/10
Author: Dingataca from London, England
7 December 2007

Garam Masala is about Mac and Sam (Akshay Kumar and John Abraham) and their struggle of trying to date around 3 girls at the same time, with crazy, and very funny results.

The performances were decent enough. Akshay remains triumphant over John, and his role was larger and also more powerful, but John sticks it out and emerges with a decent performance, and stands out on his own. The girls are mediocre - nothing special. Paresh Rawal is the star of this movie, although having a supporting role, he provides much more comedy more than Akshay, John, and the girls put together. Well done to him. Rimii Sen makes a short and forgettable appearance. Ditto for Neha Dhupia. Rajpal Yadav is also memorable as Babban.

Worth a watch.

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This movie is largely based on the 1965 Hollywood movie Boeing Boeing

6/10
Author: anilsrivast from India
17 March 2014

Garam Masala has largely followed the script of the comedy 'Boeing Boeing', starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis, which was released in 1965. The comedy is slap-stick, but it is nowhere close to what Curtis and Lewis put up in the original Hollywood movie. Their is one major departure, though. In Boeing Boeing Curtis's housekeeper is a long suffering old lady, whose sarcasm and chagrin is understated, whereas in Garam Masala the housekeeper is a loud, middle aged man, whose annoyance over the romantic affairs of Akshay Kumar,are overplayed. It appears that Paresh Rawal was trying to steal the limelight from the main characters. And, John Abraham cannot be compared to Jerry Lewis, who was in a class of his own. His facial antics could only be matched by Johnny Walker, the hilarious Indian comedian.

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