Nope, as the name suggests this one is not a comedy of errors where a man performs a series of comical acts to impress the girl’s father in order to marry her. While the scriptwriter has tried to make it as funny as possible the only thing he has been able to successfully get on your face throughout the film is a smirk at sometimes or a yawn.
The movie is based on the recent recession where big companies and airlines went in loss leading to the unemployment of lakhs of Indians on top posts. Mohit (Ayushmann Khurana) has recently been promoted to the post of senior executive of marketing and sales, his girlfriend Mayera (Sonam Kapoor) daughter of V.K Sehgal (Rishi Kapoor) a retiring secretary government of India IAS however, he soon loses his job after he asks her hand from her father and thus the lies to save the relationship, the money crunch fights between a couple, and to top that the antics of a snoopy father follow. The typical Indian mentality that a girl should not earn more than a man has been put forth in this film where V.K Sehgal a firm father and a tyrant in the eyes of Mohit laughs at him and tells him that his daughter earns more than him. Often rejection in India is based on the criteria of how much one’s income is.
The scriptwriter has countered the point with Mohit and Mayera using the dialogues, “We have each others love to live and money is not important."
Ayushmann Khurana has done another splendid job after Vicky Donor and Nautanki Saala and is the one to watch out for in the film. His portrayal of the character is brilliant. He has hit the nail on the head, be it when he’s supposed to be troubled with money woes or pissed off with Mr.Sehgal’s constant calling and enquiries about his job when he starts doubting his job security after seeing the news about his company throwing out top marketing staff or being irritated with Mayera’s irrational expenditure over shoes and rock concert tickets.
Rishi Kapoor is as usual brilliant in the film; he has played the role of an old fashioned strict and single father perfectly. His transition from old fashioned to new with the help of Ayushmann’s character has been depicted nicely and his portrayal of from an “uncool”, “tyrant”, father to an “understanding” “caring” and “cool” father is commendable. Sonam Kapoor has put in a decent effort and I feel the only reason that she has been able to pull this one off is because she could relate to her character who is a fashion freak just like she is in real life!
The songs aren’t that great, screenplay is mediocre and not that great, a misleading title and an ironical script, YES AN IRONICAL SCRIPT. Let me explain this crucial point and perhaps the reason people won’t welcome the film is that it’s a YASH RAJ BANNER and no doubt has the typical romcom (I seriously don’t want to write com but still respect the misconception of the director) touch to it but here’s the irony, they are trying to tell us that money cannot buy happiness and is not all to live on when they themselves have instilled the dream of a grand wedding with so many lehengas and what not making it look like a grand circus in thousands and lakhs of girls all over India.
To conclude with, if you have booked your tickets already then don’t feel bad, go for it and see if the acting alone can keep you engrossed. If you haven’t seen it then we have actual Comedy sitcoms on television like Kapil and Comedy Circus where they promote the film to entertain you.
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