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Dream Girl Film Review Starring Ayushmann Khurana.

September 25, 2019 0 Comments



Once Upon a telephonic time of late 2019, there was a young graduate in Mathura who will impersonate legendary mythological characters like Sita and Radha in cultural plays. He was gifted with an ability to speak both in male as well as a female voice.

Every morning when he wakes up and goes out of his house, he would be greeted by fans across who would touch his feet and seek his blessings, fully knowing that he is an actor. Still, he could not find himself any job in the city [notwithstanding the feet touching fan following] and continue to play female mythological characters wherein he would be rewarded with the highest remuneration.

And then one day he meets a girl at her grandfather's funeral with full blow-dried hair-brush kissed hair and full makeup and falls in love. He starts stalking her and wins her over a song and dance sequence.

In spite of the great economic difference in a city where women from a powerful house can eat bhajiyas near-dead body but cannit go to Ghat. Yet Nobody in her family bothers to ask his occupation or source of income. How Rosy love is!

So our boy finds a job at Faridabad based "sex chat call center", impersonating an ever absconding tele-caller and wooing people across the NCR [From a well-behaved Gujjar boy to a poetically inclined honest constable to a dairy rearing virgin boy and apparently his own father without recognizing his voice. Sahi hai!

And then comes the real tyranny that a street smart boy who can give big lectures on Hindu-Muslim wedding, to woman empowerment but never realizes that her sorry his caller could fall in love with her. Nor did he bothered to take this with his employer who time to time rewards him with money, car and smartwatches. Phew! only to become a villain in the end. A stupid villain who in bid to expose the resigning employees ends up exposing his business. 


And what happens to his fiancee? She learns the truth, surveys the call-center and lectures the owners all within one scene to come terms with her lover boy. Cause if fidelity is not guaranteed at least phone sex will be free. 

In the end, everyone dances to a local number and a Punjabi number and all set well. The boy goes jobless again, playing female mythological characters at local events, publicly offending and breaching his employers' contract that was signed but was never put in any place. Trash Trash!

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It is not that everything is wrong with Dream Girl. It has lot of right elements like impressive star performers like Ayushman Khurana, Vijay Raaz, Annu Kapoor among others. Some of the interesting sequences and a gem of the storyline. However, the film reduces mostly to gags and dialogues than the screenplay.  

There is a scene wherein to withdraw his father from Pooja's syndromes, Ayushman Khurana impersonates a burqa-wearing woman and demotivates his father bringing the Hindu-Muslim angle. But in the next scene, he goes overboard about trying to eliminate the difference that he created firsthand. In the next scene he drinks and admires his father for his abstinence but a scene later he again starts admonishing his father from the thought of remarriage. 

Apparently, the makers wanted everything and end up making the film as khichdi. Had some of these actors not present in the film, it could have easily been labeled as B grade cinema. The script has many red flags and sexist jokes that you will find the whole theatre bursting in laughs. The comedy is overtly sexist, unlike Chichore where the jokes were explicit yet funny. The Mathura setting looked so forced in unlike his previous movies like Badhaai ho, DLKH. Also, I wonder, for a crime at Faridabad, how come a cop at Mathura was booked for investigation?

Among the songs- tere liye dil ka telephone is impressive and rest all is passive. 

Better luck next time.

Numerounity Rating: 2.5/5

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Chichore is Caricaturist Part-Time Fun

September 12, 2019 0 Comments

When you hear a movie titled as "Chhichore" [Cheapster] what do you think it would be? 

A street-style film like Rangeela, Lafangey Parinde, ABCD or even a Munnabhai MBBS. 

Who would name a film as spunky as this, only to present a concoction of college-based sports day film mixed with "I am the main lead, watch me making faces"?

And how did their tagline "Kutte ki dum, tedi ki tedi" fir in the film?

Well, read more to know more.

Chichore- Film Review

I do not know which is more flawed? The story or the storytelling? Or both?

The formula is a successful concoction of College Life mixed with Underdogs Achievers mixed with Life Philosophy. Basically a lot of 3 idiots + SOTY + Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikander [JJWS] + Munnabhai.

Well, Chichore is just all that yet not as entertaining. It is full of jokes that you will definitely laugh on especially the ones featuring ever spunky- Varun Sharma as Sexa. There are others like Acid [Naveen Polisheety] and Danda [Ranjan Raaj AKA the affable Meena from Kota factory] giving breathable-liveable moments through the film. 

But someone please tell me what happened to Sushant Singh Rajput? I wonder why was he trying to behave like a la Varun Dhawan? His acting looked too forced [as if I am gonna live my Champak bhumia nahi, what was the name- Rancho moment] and the constant need to be the main focus in all the scenes. Isko dekho yeh hai film ka main lead- sarv gunn sampann! इसे देखो यह है फिल्म का मैन हीरो, सर्व गुण सम्पन्न 

Oh yes, I had that feeling exactly. he was too much on your face. Especially when you wanted to see more of other performers like a very impactful Prateik Babbar, toughie Derek played by Tahir Raj Bhasin, refreshingly interesting alcoholic Bewda, Sundar [Tushar Pandey] and the badly tagged as Choocha yet bringing smiles- Varun Sharma as Sexa. But the movie revolved and revolved around Sushant Singh Rajput who I believe was a TV sensation with his Pavitra Rishta. Yet he looked like a forced, caricaturish father here.

Oh, I forgot to mention the charming Shraddha Kapoor here who looked pretty as a doll and did her as minuscule part better than her male counterpart. Damn they made her the mother of a teenager. But THank God she still looked believable and stunning unlike all the other actors whose makeup artist had an obsession with "bald hair". 

The bald hair, ugly look obsession was such an imposition that when I first saw the posters, I thought this is a con-film and all of them are playing "con-artist". Alas, isse toh SOTY nikalna tha. [इसे तो स्टूडेंट ऑफ़ द ईयर निकलना था।]  


The film had some really cool, fun moment beginning from college counters [Saanand Verma at his best] to the hostel to GC matches wherein they do different "Tikdam" to get their goals achieved. However, the son-father part was way too forced. No efforts were taken to build that up. It was like writing in the cinematic reel wall that this will be next scene- son won't pass, will commit suicide, the father will do a casual Sexa-talk,  and all that expected run of the mill screenplay. 

Well, Chichore is a move where you like antagonist more than the protagonist. And am sure that a lot of you must have waited for the aged Pratiek Babbar to come in. Oh, what a voice man! Prateek Babbar as Reggie was awesome, and in spite of low footage, less screentime role, he shone marvelously. 


Overall, it looked like the makers first were making a complete college fun-rom-com, 3 idiots+JJWS and somewhere down the path, they took a path less traveled but yet a hot formula- social messaging. The film looks as disjointed to me. They unnecessarily patched plots [like the divorce and reunion] without stitching it well.

If only the narration looked better than the overdone straight from AD magazine home of Anni, the film could have worked for me. 

The only thing that worked for me is the ensemble cast and all the light moments during their flashback hostel/college timeline. My best moment in the film ended when a victorious looking Bewda [Saharsh Kumar Shukla] gives his 2 pointers to his opponent. After that, it was all a dull cursory.

I have to watch some of the TVF content like Kota Factory or Meri family again to feel better. Have you seen them? If not, go watch. #Notsponsored 

Numerounity Rating
For humor, I will give 5/5 but overall it will be 2/5 stars.

Would I watch again?
Only for comic relief on fast forward mode.


Should you watch?
One-time but fewer expectations.

Let me know if you want Khanna Aunty to Review this film!



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