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Delhi Belly much?

Delhi Belly much?
Picking an intrinsically Delhi expression, the same banner that gave us the delightful Dil Chahta Hai now gives us Fukrey. It is fun, it holds you through but unfortunately it is not path-breaking. But you will enjoy it immensely, that is a guarantee. It is like one of those tried and tested Hollywood capers that you watch with friends on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Hunny (Pulkit Samrat) and Choocha (Varun Sharma) are school students who can’t wait to go college. They have had enough of school. Lali (Manjot Singh) and Zafar (Ali Fazal) join the ranks and soon the four are busy trying to get rich to realise their college dreams.

With some applaud worthy acts from Richa Chadda and Pankaj Tripathi thrown in for good measure, Fukrey loses steam. Intrinsically, there is nothing wrong in that, but a step or two more is needed to make an effort count. While the exuberance and the crazy capers of the four is delightful enough to not make one diss the movie, but it is just that far this youthful high can take you. The Delhi lingo adds to the flavour but then it becomes like the quintessential
chole bhature
. You get it everywhere and it pretty much tastes the same. It lacks the zing and the chutzpah.

The four actors are a whole lot of fun. Make no mistake. But the whole effort seems stunted and incomplete. It vaguely reminds you of a movie called Sadda Adda - the efforts showed but felt so terribly incomplete. College was and is all about the girls and the money and yes, sex. Terribly American but whattodo! We are like this only! No Euro Trip this, but the sights and sounds of Delhi will do the deed for good measure.

Between Man of Steel and Fukrey, fandom wins.
Jhinuk Sen

Jhinuk Sen

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