Housefull 4 is a 2019 Indian Hindi-language comedy film directed by Farhad Samji and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala under Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment. The film is the fourth installment of Housefull franchise. It stars an ensemble cast of Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Bobby Deol, Kriti Sanon, Pooja Hegde and Kriti Kharbanda.
The film was supposed to be directed by Sajid Khan, who had also directed the first two installments, but was replaced by Farhad Samji due to Me Too allegations. Nadiadwala claimed the film to be the highest budgeted Indian comedy film. The story of the film is based on reincarnation, spanning a period of 600 years from 1419 to 2019. The film was theatrically released in India on 25 October 2019, on the occasion of Diwali to negative reviews but became a box-office success.
In 1419 Sitamgarh, 3 couples are parted away due to an evil conspiracy. 600 years later in 2019 in London, the couples’s reincarnations meet again but this time each one of them is marrying the wrong person. History repeats itself and they all land up again in Sitamgarh. How they come to realize about their true love is what forms the crux of the story.
- Akshay Kumar as Rajkumar Bala Dev Singh / Harry
- Riteish Deshmukh as Bangdu Maharaj / Roy
- Bobby Deol as Dharamputra / Max
- Kriti Sanon as Rajkumari Madhu / Kriti
- Pooja Hegde as Rajkumari Mala / Pooja
- Kriti Kharbanda as Rajkumari Meena / Neha
- Chunky Pandey as Pehla Pasta / Akhri Pasta
- Rana Daggubati as Raja Gama / Pappu Rangeela
- Ranjeet as Maharaja Surya Singh Rana / Thakral
- Sharad Kelkar as Suryabhan / Michael Bhai
- Johnny Lever as Winston Churchgate
- Jamie Lever as Giggly
- Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Ramsey Baba
- Manoj Pahwa as Big Bhai
- Parikshit Sahni as Maharaja Parikshitap
- Sham Mashalkar as Darbari
- Prithvi Zutshi as Siskeria
- Saurabh Srivastava as Lakhan
Marketing and release
Koimoi gave 3.5 stars out of 5 and said, “Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh & Gang Gift Us Punlimited Fun This Diwali.” Komal Nahta of Film Information said, “Housefull 4 is not a very entertaining fare and has ordinary merits. On the one hand is the festival period which will work in its favour and on the other hand is the word of mouth which will work against its interests.” Sreeparna Sengupta of The Times of India, giving two and half stars out of five, noted that due to general silliness, there were mindless comic moments and scenes of low-brow humour in the film. She opined that it was a drag in portions and jokes were stale. She concluded, “Overall, Housefull 4 ends up as a complete mad caper. Which, if you’re a fan of the Housefull brand of comedy, might appeal to you. But if you are not, then proceed with caution. Trade analyst and critic Taran Adarsh gave the film one and half stars out of five and called it as “disappointing”. Criticising writing, direction and over the top performances, he noted that it is the weakest film in Housefull franchise, which failed to make audience laugh.