3 out of 5 (Good)
MFK is Kool! Or shall I go the regular and say this film is a must watch for all the young hearts out there.
Swati Rohatgi Fri, 14 Oct 2011
There are some films that create a huge divide between critical acclaim and mass appeal. Now that's a long and boring topic. Then there are also some films which create between young and old. But what do you say to a production house that caters to both, the young and new? Yes, Yash Raj Films is what we are talking about. The name though may resonate of Switzerland, Chiffon Saris, mushy romance but there is also this edge on the prestigious banner that is catering to new, fresh minds through Y-Films.
Though their last John Tucker Must Die's Hindi version Luv Ka The End couldn't make much noise at the box-office despite being good, Y-Films makes its second attempt in targeting the youth with an Uber cool film Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge. It only remains to be seen whether this film finally creates a space in the hearts of young minds or not.
Rahul Sareen (Nishant Dahiya) is a Rockstar of college. The entire girl crowd at the University drools over Rahul. Preity Sen (Saba Azad) is one of them.
Malvika Kelkar (Tara D'Souza) is a hot upcoming fashion designer who Rahul once dances with while performing on stage. Malvika is hot and intelligent and any guy can fall for her. Vishal Bhatt (Saquib Saleem) is one of them.
Vishal pretending to be Rahul adds Malvika and Preity pretending to be Malvika accepts Rahul's request. Now the fake Rahul and fake Malvika get chatty and start liking each other.
Vishal and Preity are two people who can't stand each other! Confusing isn't it? Now imagine what happens when the confusion clears out! You got to watch it to be a part of this fun ride!
So what if life's not all hunky dory? So what if there are many problems eating up this world? When you are in college, it only takes bunking, studying overnight for exams, partying, sneaking out of house late nights and waiting for that one look from the guy you really like to make your life worthwhile. That's the emotion that Mujhse Fraandship Karoge encapsulates.
Y-Films surely is one production house brimming with extra-ordinary new talent and you can only expect this from the new age producer Aditya Chopra to think of the unthinkable.
He hands over the reign of Y-Films to producer Ashish Patil who delivers what can be one of the most witty written scripts of 2011 when it comes to youth based films.
Not only is the film filled with cleverly written punches one after the other, even the editing is slick and crisp making for an enjoyable watch. The first half is breezy almost taking you back to your college days. The repartees between Vishal and Preity is very funny and witty while their alternate lives of being the fake Rahul and Malvika respectively is intelligently depicted.
The second half does get tad clich'd and filmy specially towards the end but you can definitely ignore few little glitches here and there in a joy ride.
What aides this film in becoming exceptionally well is the near perfect character-sketch and acting. Its surprising how well does director Nupur Asthana extract the acting from complete freshers like Saquib Saleem, Saba Azad, and even the side characters in the film by the name Hacky and Macho Man.
Music is fresh and young going completely with the film.
Over all, MFK is Kool! Or shall I go the regular and say this film is a must watch for all the young hearts out there.
Critic: Swati Rohatgi
3 out of 5 (Good)