Nautanki Saala! - Notepad
Nautanki Saala! Makes you want to believe that lovely performances by two lead characters, witty dialogue and a philosophical concept delivered with humor would be enough to make a film rise above the ordinary. Unfortunately it is matched by plastic/caricaturish performances by the rest of the cast, some slapsticky humor and a run down south towards a typical climax.
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Ram (Ayushman Khurana) saves a stranger, Mandar (Kunal Roy Kapoor) who is trying to commit suicide. A dilemma arises when he tries to patch things up between Mandar and the woman he is in love with, Nandini (Pooja Salvi)
- The titles. Sets the mood for a quirky ride.
- The nod to Puneri Paatya
- The hospital receptionist, though it was a tad overdone when repeated the third time.
What did not
- Mandar's use of Marathi.
- Mandar's aaji (grandmother) has had a cataract operation and claims to not be able to see, whereas when she takes her black glasses off, only one of her eyes is operated on, the other is just fine!
- What was aaji's 'dhol' about?
- The morphine sequence.
- Lolly's caricaturish character, again overdone.
- The 'kutta' (dog) scene at the flower shop which involved Lolly.
- The continuity jerk when Ram and Mandar parked on a highway and suddenly they meet with an accident on a city road.