Monalisa Dash Dwibedy
Even if you’ve not been a fan of the Fukrey series, you will love the part three of this cinematic comedy gem. The team is back to deliver a whirlwind of giggles and fun-packed experience. It will leave you and your family laughing out loud from start to finish.
With the impeccable comic timing and on-screen chemistry, every scene reverberates with humor. The cast leaves no stone unturned to ensure that you have a laugh riot.
The film opens with a recap of the Fukrey series. The characters that you may have loved over the years are back and they’ve brought their expertise when it comes to delivering a comedy cocktail. Through the hilarious screenplay and excellent acting, the movie spins around acute water shortage situation in Delhi and related dirty politics.
The story takes you to Cape Town for a while where you can see the characters digging for diamonds and finding it too. A diamond should be your friend forever, but if you swallow a diamond; it may somehow reach your long-lost friend instead.
Bholi Punjaban’s (Richa Chadha) role doesn’t offer much to grab attention; however I loved her dialogues where there was no respect to English grammar. Pankaj Tripathi (as Pandit ji) stands out with his clever quips and quick changing expressions.
Do not fail to notice Pandit ji’s love for money. Varun Sharma’s portrayal of Choocha brings laughter but at times it feels exaggerated. The ‘Day Zero’ idea presented in this film is a quite interesting. Manjot Singh and Pulkit Samrat are great in their characters.
The most logic defying and nonsense plot making is when the lead actors of the film pee and sweat to produce petrol and their bike runs on it. The creepiest part is they start selling this shit-made fuel for quite some time and finally in the end of movie, the same “Pee and Sweat” formula does not work.
Imagine how the story writer tried to fool the audience by this urine-sprinkled style of story writing. Also, a hungry angry crocodile is shown to run away in a scene. To me, it felt like it ran away from the film itself. If you can take these bad-script-writing and hard-to-digest scenes with ease, then everything else falls into place in the story.
One sided love of Choocha which wins at the end, display of true friendship and the simplicity of the humor is the strength of the film and it works exceptionally well till the end to keep you glued to your seat.
For those who have ardently followed the series, missing this would be a “fukrey” sin. And for the uninitiated, dive right in, for here a comedy masterpiece that promises and delivers – unadulterated joy. It’s like a spa escape from the recent Bollywood trash and it’s worth a watch.
I will go with a 3 and half star for Fukrey-3.
(The author is an IT Consultant living in Toronto. Views are personal)