|Directed by||Nupur Asthana|
|Produced by||Aditya Chopra|
|Story by||Habib Faisal|
|Cinematography||Neha Parti Matiyani|
|Editing by||Antara Lahiri|
|Studio||Yash Raj Films|
Romantic comedy is a genre which is quite peppy and breezy, no second thoughts but most of the romantic comedies are predictable and easy going, without much chaos. (Hollywood included)
In the past, we’ve never really felt the essence of a Romcom, specially in a Bollywood film.
(We have seen a few but mostly our romcoms tend to thrive inside the drama zone)
Bewakoofiyaan is an exception over here. Director Nupur Asthana, who gave us our first Facebook generated romcom ‘Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge,’ comes back after a gap of 3 years with a feel good film.
This time she had stars in her film, whereas last time she had newcomers, but if we compare, then without a doubt Fraandship was better than Bewakoofiyaan.
Sensational writer/director Habib Faisal, who has given us beautiful films like Do Dooni Chaar and Ishaqzaade (Even penned down the dialogues for Band Baaja Baarat) disappoints over here. The story that revolves around Mohit Chaddha (Ayushmann) and Mayera Sehgal’s (Sonam) relationship has a beautiful soul and is very realistic in parts, but it tends to lose its grip in between.
There isn’t much that I can share regarding the story because it is straight and simple but all I can share is that V.K Sehgal (Rishi Kapoor), Mayera’s dad is a typical retired government official who doesn’t want his daughter to settle down with someone who earns less than her daughter. How he throws some challenges and how he literally tortures Mohit, just to see whether he deserves his daughter or not, that adds to the interesting bit of the film. (Only because of Mr. Rishi Kapoor)
The good part about Bewakoofiyaan is the star cast, its dialogues and some very beautifully captured emotions.
Sonam Kapoor as Mayera looks stunning, as usual. I’m still confused about her performance because neither was she bad, nor outstanding. She looks the same, whenever she does these kinda films. This one scene where Mohit asks her whether she’ll still be with him or not, if he turns into a waiter. That expression based scene, where she says yes and then walks away with a confused and tensed face, that’s the only scene where she actually leaves an impact. Ayushmann Khurrana as Mohit has been perfectly casted and he plays his part beautifully. He looks awkward in certain scenes, maybe because the close up wasn’t taken properly, but overall, Ayushmann is someone we need to watch out for. His flair over the language, his control over the expressions and the eyes, it is commendable. But for me, Bewakoofiyaan belonged to Mr. Rishi Kapoor! He proves it time and again that he is the most versatile veteran actor we have. He is perfect, every single time! He makes this film watchable. In fact, the chemistry between Ayushmann and Rishi Kapoor is better than the chemistry between Ayushmann and Sonam.
Two-Four scenes are flawless and deserve the acknowledgment. Specially the one where Mohit and Mayera are in the car and there’s a heated argument regarding Mohit’s expenditure, that’s handled by Mayera. (Due to the recession)
One more where Rishi Kapoor goes for his interview and introduces himself as Sehgal V.K, that showed us the innocence of his grumpy character.
The film loses grip in between and becomes a little boring too.
The cinematography and editing is just about okay and the music is decent, not that great. (Except Gulcharey and Bewakoofiyaan) Expected a lot more from an Ayushmann Khurrana film, in terms of the music. Plus, his O Heeriye wasn’t a part of the film, that was disappointing too.
Writing could have been much better but Nupur Asthana does a pretty decent job along with Ayushmann and Rishi Kapoor, making it a breezy watch and you’ll probably have a smile on your face, after you’ll leave the theatre. It is definitely a one time watch.
Watch it for these two supremely talented men.