CAST & CREW
Aiyyaa is an attempt at comedy South Indian style; The movie stars Rani Mukherji, who has done much more good roles than this. Aiyaa might be a fan outing or maybe a complete dud.
Aiyyaa centers around Meenakshi (Rani Mukherjee) who has a great sense of smell. She has an eccentric family where her father takes the concept of chain smoking to a whole new level smoking three cigarettes simultaneously.
Anyway, coming back to the main story we have Surya (Prithviraj Sukuraman) whom our Meenakshi finds out by smelling him out. Comes a time when she starts imagining herself to be various leading ladies ranging from Bollywood, Tollywood, etc.
She just wants Surya to be with her singing to her the love tales she has always listened to. But troubles are in for Meenakshi as her family members have found a supposed Mr. Right for her which is wrong on so many levels for her. How she escapes this trouble and finally bonds and marries Surya forms the rest of the story.
To be very honest, this is not a Rani Mukherjee movie you can be proud of watching though it is intensely decorated with various dance sequences and songs. But still it is not enough to save this movie though the performance of Rani Mukherjee is a bonus to this otherwise stale movie, which could have been interesting if more details would have been given to the story and characters that are just there while Meenakshi sweeps the leftover film. Editing is not that good, and cinematography somewhere fills in for that.
All goes out to Rani Mukherjee; She carries this movie alone with charisma. Ran is fun to watch as she goofs around with the man of her dreams and tries hard to win him over. All her past performances reflect somewhere in this movie that of course is a viewer’s delight.
1. I would say, Rani Mukherjee!! The only one who steered this movie to safety and made its scenes worth watching.
2. The comedy that is lukewarm but still may tickle you a bit.
3. Cinematography that is nice and compensated for the poor screenplay and story writing.
WHAT’S NOT THERE?
1. Missing Storyline.
2. Southern influence does not shine completely.
3. The Dull progress of story which mostly goes after Rani Mukherjee.
“Aiyaa” actually means “Ouch” which is what you would feel eventual after watching this movie. Humour is either contained to few scenes or is missing where it actually should have been.
This movie is custom made for you if you are a die-hard fan of Rani Mukherjee and her fantastic work of acting that she has displayed, if not then strictly keep away.
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