Fukrey may not be a Rock On!! or Dil Chahta Hai but the new-age relatable bromance and humour that has you in splits all the time makes it for a great watch.
3.2 out of 5 (Good)
| Mansha Rastogi (NOWRUNNING)
If the highly successful filmmaker duo Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani come together for a film it's definitely not for nothing. So when you see four lesser known newcomers put together in a madcap comedy you cannot brush the film aside as a lackluster attempt. There's definitely more, assures the name of Excel Entertainment tagged to it. So this Friday we make it easy for you to choose Fukrey as the film to watch.
Fukrey starts off with two thick pals Hunny (Pulkit Samrat) and Dileep Singh aka Choocha (Varun Sharma) who want nothing more in life than to squeeze their way into the city's hippest college merely to woo the sexy college babes. But clearly not being the brightest of the students, their only hope to get in is through some jugaad. They are joined by Lali (Manjot Singh) a sardar with a big heart and small brains and Zafar (Ali Faisal), an aspiring musician with nothing but a guitar to himself.
Together the four find their dreams coming true through Choocha's persistent whacky dreams that only Hunny can decode. Their game plan calls for heavy investments and through Zafar's contacts they approach Bholi Punjaban (Richa Chadda), an expletives spewing gundi who can go to all lengths for money. They convince Bholi to invest in their rock-solid plan but things go awry soon after and the female gangster goes after their throats.
Filmmaker Mrigdeep Singh Lamba who showed no talent in his easily forgettable debut Teen Thay Bhai makes a powerful return as he packs a punch with this comedy. For long comedy has only translated to brainless slapstick genre but who would've thought there'd come such an enjoyable change? Mrigdeep makes this possible as he takes a highly imaginative plot, fuses ample gags with witty writing and takes you on a joy ride with him.
The film relies strongly on the exceptionally innovative and entertaining writing of Vipul Vig and Mrigdeep who don't fail at all in leaving you in splits. Though their writing suffers a little in the predictable romantic track Mrigdeep covers it up with his refreshing treatment to it.
A major part of the credit also goes to the four actors Pulkit Samrat, Varun Sharma, Manjot Singh and Ali Faisal who, despite their limited experience bring to celluloid a highly enjoyable bromance. Richa Chadda who wooed the masses with her stark performance in Gangs Of Wasseypur brings about a pleasant change with her character that's menacing yet entertaining at the same time. It's also a refreshing change to see a female as a don, a field usually depicted by males in Hindi films.
Priya Anand who was last seen in English Vinglish and Vishakha Singh do not get much scope to performance in this boy centric film but are decent in their bit roles too.
To sum it up, Fukrey may not be a Rock On!! or Dil Chahta Hai but the new-age relatable bromance and humour that has you in splits all the time makes it for a great watch.
Critic: Mansha Rastogi
3.2 out of 5 (Good)
WHAT THE RATINGS MEAN:
0.0 - 1.4 : Poor
1.5 - 1.7: Poor, A Few Good Parts
1.8 - 2.3: Average
2.4 - 2.9: Fairly Good
3.0 - 3.4: Good
3.5 - 5.0: Very Good