Ferrari ki Sawari - Notepad

wogma rating: Buy the DVD already (?)
quick review:

Ferrari Ki Sawaari is worth a watch in the theaters, just for the love with which it is put together and the warmth with which you come out. Who would have thought we'd be getting a positive lesson in parenting from a Hindi film and that too at the hands of Sharman Joshi and Satyadeep Misra?

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Plot Summary

Will Kayo, a brilliant 12-year old batsman be able to get into an illustrious and sought after cricket camp despite it beign out of his reach financially?

What Worked

  • The fantasy world that Rustom creates for Kayo (Ritvik Sahore) when he is upset.
  • The manner in which Kayo stands up for his father.
  • The piggy bank staring back at Rustom.
  • The build-up for the first match and how it ends.
  • 'Government of India' zindabad!! How cute is that!!
  • Deboo's comment on the loan system.
  • Deboo's comment on Don Bradman.
  • The Rome wedding.
  • Deboo ragging Rustom about phone and Sachin's Ferrari - said so much about their characters.
  • Deboo's idea of water-proofing business being the 'big' thing in Bombay.
  • The concept of 'Cricket ka *rishta* (relationship)' being stronger than blood relationships.
  • The sound of the Ferrari engine. :)
  • The Ferrari's cover in its parking spot placed like it was a funeral.
  • The Security guard-Tendulkar's domestic helper track was very cute, though it was given a lot more space than necessary in relation to the main story.
  • The scene between Dharmadhikari and Deboo (Boman Irani).
  • The confusion in the end about the money between Deboo and Rustom (Sharman Joshi).
  • What did not

    Note: This section simply lists the things that I did not like in this movie. This is not the overall impression about this movie. Please read the full review here

    • If Kayo's team was batting first in a match, how could they be needing X runs in so many overs? Or did Rustom take that long at the shop that it was the second inning of the match.
    • Reliance brand placement.
    • That Kayo is good at everything - he's well-behaved, a good cricketer and head of school choir.
    • From being so righteous Rustom does what he does.
    • The item number.
    • The politician's track was a little over-played.
    • Media ignores a political scandal of THAT proportion to attend to a father-son relationship? Really?
    • Kayo patronizing Rustom in the scene above.
    • The attempt at showing Sachin. Why?