Director: Mikhil Musale
"Made In China" | Faulty in parts
Made In China is symptomatic of what’s often happening in Bollywood right now. They have a concept driven by content that’s high on blending entertainment and message, and the idea is original, too. Yet the effort gets lost in execution, hampered by unsure storytelling.
Director Mikhil Musale’s Bollywood puts together two very different themes to set up the story.
Clubbing the unrelated themes of sex and entrepreneurship could have been a sureshot USP if the writing was sharper, especially in the first half. The film wastes too much time before the post-interval hour finally salvages audience interest in what’s going on.
Based on Parinda Joshi’s bestseller of the same name, Made In China presents Rajkummar Rao as Raghuveer, a Gujarati entrepreneur struggling to find his feet, although his father (Manoj Joshi) and elder brother (Sumit Vyas) are successful businessmen.
Faced with consecutive setbacks, Raghu’s luck will turn one day after a chance encounter with a big businessman, Tanmay Shah (Paresh Rawal). The post-interval part, where the plot really moves, is complemented by a well-penned climax that gives a credible ending to the themes of sex talk as well as entrepreneurship, binding them in a cohesive whole. The importance of ridding sex of the taboo factor is put across without over-the-top fuss, and it fuses seamlessly with the hilarious reality about Magic Soup.
The film lives up to its title, delivering a product that is faulty in parts and works in fits and starts.