Critics' review: Fukrey is worth a watch

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By HT

Director: Mrighdeep Singh Lamba
Cast: Pulkit Samrat, Manjot Singh, Ali Fazal, Richa Chadda, Vishakha Singh and Priya Anand

Coming from the makers of Khosla Ka Ghosla, Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! Delhi Belly, Band Baaja Baaraat and Vicky Donor, Fukrey had already set high expectations. But have the filmmakers managed to pull it off this time too? Let's find out!

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Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama strongly recommends the film. He says: "The best thing about Fukrey is its casting and by zeroing on relative newcomers for the principal leads, the makers steer clear of the baggage of image that reputable actors, generally, cart on their shoulders."

"The screenplay moves fast and furiously, the escapades are wild and wacky and the pacing is just right. In fact, the writing is the biggest strength of the enterprise. Dialogues are witty and mirthful."

We know for a fact that Bollywood is going high on bromance and Fukrey takes the legacy forward. The film is again about four friends who want to make big in life. Their life turns upside down after they pick up loan from Bholi Punjaban (Richa Chadda), a gangster.

Charu Thakur of IBNLive.com points out that despite the clichéd plot, the film has its moments. "Unlike the other directors, Mrigdeep sets his film in Delhi’s by lanes and manages to bring in four fresh faces as the lead star cast. A few films old, Pulkit Samrat, Manjot Singh, Ali Faizal, Pankaj Tripathi and Priya Anand are the faces of Delhi's fukras in Fukrey", he says.

Madhureeta Mukherjee of TOI has something similar to say, "Mrighdeep infuses comedy throughout, subtle and fresh. The humour is finely spun in the writing and dialogues (Mrighdeep, Vipul Vig). There's levity in the language and some hilarious moments. The first-half is slow-paced, but it rips riot soon. The story has newness, but at times it lacks the chaotic craziness that such a comic premise can unfold."

Suparna Thombare of Bollywood Life also gives it thumbs up and says: "Film is quite quirky and has some good comic punches that will crack you up just when you think it is getting boring."

While most reviewers are appreciative, Nishi Tiwari of Rediff.com calls it a mild disappointment coming from Farhan Akhtar productions. "The punches come in generous doses but fail to make an impact in most places. If you absolutely have to watch this film, look out for Pandit, Bholi Punjaban and the gorgeousness of Zafar's face."

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