A light-hearted and pleasant portrayal of an otherwise difficult scenario being an immigrant
Immigration and immigrants, a relevant topic.
Millions of Indians, may be even more, have built their homes away from home. But is it really home?
An answer, a topic, that has been discussed many times, but this film presents it in a cool, quite connecting and light-hearted way.
Watch it If you like -
Performances are sweet, Amitosh Nagpal was a delight, Cool vibe of the film
But Beware of -
Execution needed to be strong, Sub plots felt flat
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Rucha Humanbadkar’s directorial fits in all the migratory worries in the film.
Trying to show everything in a 2-hour film ended up in congestion, but still the film looked easy-peasy. A better execution and elimination of sub plots would have been nice, but the light-hearted treatment pulls back the film from reaching the ‘boring’ bracket.
Alekh (Story) – Patkatha (Screenplay)
With a relevant topic, the film had a lot of potential which it didn’t utilize.
Set in the Bay Area of Northern California, nicknamed Silicon Valley, the film captures almost every difficulty an immigrant faces, visa woes, sponsorship worries, employment issues, quite nicely but should have avoided changing tracks.
Tracks that lead to a love angle, to daughter-father drama which couldn’t connect at all.
You can quite connect to the difficulties that characters face in the story but can’t feel them. They are just hurried narrated. There is no hook to the story that made us attached to it, just the fun dialogues here and there, and easy vibe of the film felt like a one-time watch.
The pace was there, coolness was there, fun was there, connect was there, in good volumes, but nothing stayed on or lasted long. It’s like you feel something is real, but before you can touch it to believe it, it vanished.
The story stood mostly because of the actors.
Ali Fazal, our talented Fukra, the story should have done more justice to his role. Having said that, the actor drew out juice from the casually written role as well and performed nicely.
Rajit Kapur as tech millionaire Vishwanath Prabhu offered convince to his unsound story. Omi Vaidya again plays a peculiar character he plays in almost all his films with the exact same amount of wackiness. It was Amit, played by Amitosh Nagpal who steals the show with the best dialogues and moments, with his enthusiasm and smirk.
Melanie Kannakoda looked attractive and sounded even more attractive.
Nirnay (FilmyCurry Verdict)
A one-time watch.
A nicely handled but weakly executed film that just couldn’t grew despite great potential.