By Hindustan Times
Vicky Donor is one of those rare Hindi films that work purely on the strength of writing and performances. There are no crutches here of stars, sets, styling or foreign locations. But director Shoojit Sircar and writer Juhi Chaturvedi create a heart-felt, keenly observed comic-drama. Sadly, Vicky Donor derails in the second half - the climax is flat-out foolish - but until then, it's great fun.
The milieu is 'Dilli,' that is Lajpat Nagar and Daryaganj (think Band Baaja Baaraat on a lower budget). Vicky Arora, played by Ayushmann Khurrana, is the charming, loutish Punjabi boy-next-door who aspires to a better life. "Mummy, I want respect,' he says. 'I want class.' Mummy, played by Dolly Ahluwalia, runs a beauty parlour. She's a fierce widow but the magic in this house comes from Biji, the feisty grandmother playe