CAST & CREW
“ Fukrey” comes from the makers of previous hits like “ Dil Chahta Hai” and “ Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara”. But unlike the other 2 this is much more of comedy, and is also on the current trend of basing films about North India, and specifically Delhi. The film depicts a series of serious situations handled in an unpretentiously humorous manner without resorting to absolute fooling around.
Plot: Pulkit Samrat and Varun Sharma, playing the roles of two Delhi guys Hunny and Choocha respectively, frantically want to get into college. But being perennial backbenchers do not have the requisite grades to make it. At this time, they strike a deal with the manipulative college guard Pandit (played by Pankaj Tripathi), who agrees to help them for a whopping fee. It is there that they meet Zafar ( Ali Fazal), an ex-student who wants to be a musician, but also being in love with Neetu, played by Vishakha Singh, the accountancy teacher in the college, wants an entry into the college too. The last aspirant is Lali, son of a sweetmeat shop owner, (played by Manjot Singh), who has the same aspirations as Hunny and Choocha but like them does not have the required grades. Hunny explains their deal with Pandit to the others and also outlines a plan.
In the past, based on Hunny’s determination of a number from the dreams that Choocha had every night, they had been investing money in lotteries with surprising accuracy and success. However, since the money needed was much more for their current mission, they needed a bigger investment, for which they take the help of a female goon Bholi Punjaban (portrayed by Richa Chadda), who agrees to the deal, subject to Lali mortgaging his shop papers to Bholi. However, things go terribly wrong when Choocha misses his sleep on the crucial night and declares a false dream, and they end up losing the lottery.
In order to save their skin with Bholi, the four agree to deliver drugs on her behalf to a rave party, but narrowly miss getting caught by the police. Not to lose heart they again invest and this time come up successful. However, to take care of the Bholi angle they cleverly strike a deal with the police and get her nabbed, and escape imprisonment, in return. In the final scene the duo are seen riding horses into the college!
A very refreshing feature of the film is the fact that although all the actors are relatively new ones, they complement each other very well to deliver the humour smartly across in their own defined manners. Among them, Pulkit stands out best, as the leader of the group. The other redeeming feature is the absolutely authentic flavour of the dialogue, literally picked up from the trans-Yamuna colonies of Delhi and the smartly woven script of director Mrigdeep Singh Lamba and Vipul Vig, which again is based on Lamba’s own story. Also, in a rare diversion from the normal, the urban gangster villain is a lady – the character of Bholi Punjabian being brought to life in a credible fashion by Richa Chadda.
Ram Sampath’s musical score is also meticulously crafted, with the number Ambarsariya with its folksy Punjabi flavor standing out hauntingly. For a film extensively shot in Delhi localities, cinematographer Mohanan captures the different facets of Delhi quite creatively
Verdict: All in all, it is a most watchable film, irrespective of the fact that there are no big names to go by and does not boast of any high sounding theme.
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