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Fukrey – Underrated, Must Watch

Are you one of those who don’t watch movies without big name stars?
Well Fukrey is one surprise package.

Cast: Pulkit Samrat, Manjot Singh, Ali Fazal, Varun Sharma, Richa Chadda, Vishakha Singh, Priya Anand, Pankaj Tripathi
Direction: Mrigdeep Singh Lamba

In the season of rom-coms which has been going on in bollywood for a quite sometime, the latest outing is Fukrey.

Fukrey is a story of four friends Hunny (Pulkit Samrat), Lalli (Manjot Singh), Zafar (Ali Fazal) and Choocha (Varun Sharma) who want to get admission in the coolest college after school. The four fukras often find themselves short on cash so they decide to take a risk based on the dreams of Choocha, who dreams of lottery numbers. The investment comes from Bholi Punjaban (Richa Chadda) who is not at all bholi and talks with all the ‘ma-behans’. The four fukras eventually find themselves chased by Bholi Punjaban as well as the police.

Fukrey starts off with the usual plot – a basic youth comedy with family gags, weird and stupid characters, girls, boys and songs. But a sheer sense of good comedy prevails over the movie. The first half is slightly slow paced as it concentrates on parallel stories and songs. The second half is an out and out dose of laughter. After a not so good Teen Thay Bhai, director Lamba seems to have found his territory where he could make all his ideas come alive. The Delhi set up is a high point of the movie.

All the lead actors have given fine performances, especially Manjot as Lalli. Pulkit, Ali and Varun have done a good job though they don’t seem like school students most of the time. Richa Chadda is excellent throughout the movie and shows that she might be the future for unorthodox lead roles. Pankaj Tripathy is good as always. The other heroines are also good in their parts.

Fukrey falls into the category of intelligent comedy such as Khosla Ka Ghosla, Phans Gaye Re Obama, etc. which gives audience a break from over the top hammed and overacted bollywood comedies and also a sense of relief that bollywood can and does produce such smart, entertaining movies.

Verdict- 3.5 out of 5

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