Movie Review: Firangi
Kapil is a total Firangi to ActingGuys, I am a die-hard fan of Kapil Sharma and my heart aches to write this review.
The question I want to ask Kapil is:
You are an awesome comedian with god gifted comic timing while doing stand-ups and a hugely renowned personality. Yours is a rag to riches story, then why waste your wealth and health on creating something which seems more like an act of proving someone that I can also act.
The answer is, you are simply mind-blowing and at your best over the weekend in the 10 pm slot, not everyone gets a chance to reach where you have, make the most of it and be faithful to the act which got you here.
Anyways, coming back to the critique mode.
The movie is based in the British era just around the time Gandhi movement was picking up steam, and yes the movie has nothing to do with freedom fighting. Just as we thought that British should have left India 30-40 years earlier than they actually did, you think that the movie should also have finished 30-40 mins earlier. At 2 hrs and 40 mins, the movie moves at a snail's pace and is excruciatingly long.
The movie lacks Script and Screenplay and thrives on a weak plot. Surprisingly the movie has a solid supporting cast, all renowned actors but the only person who does a shoddy job at acting is our very own Kapil. He is visibly uncomfortable and conscious of the camera and is flat on his emotions.
The movie has beautiful songs sung by the likes of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Sunidhi Chauhan and Daler Mehndi. Jatinder Shah has done a great job with music by introducing Punjabi Folk into each and every song towards the end. Awesome work with the music and background score which is the only positive I could draw out of this dud.
It is a movie where you can take a power nap for 30 mins or so and get up and still be able to catch up on what's happening.
You can give this a miss and enjoy the weekend with family and friends.