I am a huge fan of Sunny Phaaji and I am in deep pain today writing this review. This movie has an innovative plot similar to last weeks SMS but it clearly shows the immaturity and novicity of the director of this movie, the director is Shreyas Talpade and I am extremely sad as I had huge expectations from him. He is a great actor and I expected that he would turn out to be a good director. Alas that was not to be, but my admiration for this guy won’t be based on one movie, everyone has a bad day at office, this is probably one of them.
This movie could have been a laughing riot, better than Shubh Mangal Savdhan (SMS) or even Andaz Apna Apna had it been executed with the right kind of script. The movie boasts of the best one liner punches and awesome jokes that are fresh but sadly it fails and Crashes Nose Down in its execution.
A movie where you shouldn’t have stopped laughing turns into a movie where you wait for jokes to come and some low IQ jokes that won’t please the urban janta.
It is not that nothing works, the punches in the movie are awesome and they do make you laugh. There are takes on Sunny’s previous movies and the dialogue’s like ‘taareekh pe taareekh’ ‘Balwant Rai ke kuttey’ ‘dhai kilo ka Haath’ and the best of them ‘JP Dutta ka Border’. Bobby Deol’s and his entire family’s yellow color hello kitty dress and his scooter and helmet with extra lights, these in the start make a good impression as of the movie will transform into a comedy hurricane, instead it becomes one of those cyclones which just rains and skips through the Arabian Sea far from the shores of Mumbai (My Mumbai Friends would recognize this analogy well, LOL)
The movie has a good start with only one song in the entire movie and the introduction of characters with the remix ‘oye hoye ke kudiyaan sheher diyaan’ and gives you a good feel, the initial 20-30 minutes of the movie are strong, the movie dips and tries to pick itself up again but only to dip further. The second half also starts promisingly but the script goes horribly wrong in the second half. A cue should be taken from movies like SMS and Jolly LLB.
There was so much meat in the plot and multiple messages that could have been passed through in a comical way, it is a shame that a brilliant opportunistic plot has been wasted.
Coming to performances, all the performances are honest specially Shreyas Talpade and Bobby Deol. Sunny is also not bad, however he could be better, I somehow feel that he only suits in Sardar roles.
The other two supporting actors who are Shreyas Talpades friends (I didn’t get their names) are also extremely good, they deserve to be applauded for their exemplary timing and performances.
All in all, this is an opportunity missed by the Deols and can easily be given a miss by the audience as well.