Golmaal Returns tells the story of Gopal (Devgan) who along with his wife Ekta (Kareena) stays together house along with sister Esha (Amrita) and a dumb brother in law Lucky (Tusshar). Ekta’s is a very suspecting wife whose suspicion habit is further influenced by watching Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji TV serials. One night, Gopal has to spend the night out with a beautiful young lady Mira Nair (Celina) on a yacht due to some unforeseen circumstances. But to avoid any misunderstanding with his wife, he lies to her that he was with his friend Anthony Gonsalves that night. One lie leads to another and Gopal to save his skin has to involve his junior, Laxman (Shreyas) but then a corpse of his office employee is found and the investigating officer happens to be Madhav (Arshad) whom Gopal hates. All this leads to a huge chaos where everyone is busy hiding something and ending up lying to one another to avoid further problems!
It needs to be made clear that the film is not actually a sequel of the hit comic caper Golmaal (2006) by the same team. It just has the same four main protagonists of the original in a different situation. Shreyas comes in place of Sharman Joshi though. Golmaal Returns aims to be a light entertainer which expects you leave your brains at home before you enter the cinema hall. But if it aims so then it’s the maker’s responsibility to keep you engaged with some really entertaining histrionics by everyone involved with the film. To begin with the plot is banal. It instantly gives one a feeling of déjà vu. There is nothing new in the offering. The plot situations aim to be hilarious but the writing is so weak that it all falls flat. It is then only the actors who give out their best and make the film a little bit bearable. Rohit Shetty had committed the same mistake in his last outing, Sunday where he managed to assemble a talented cast but failed to pack in the right content that could compliment them. No wonder the film flopped badly at the box office.