Vicky Donor - Preview
Vicky Donor has a story which weaves in and out of a subject that is taboo, that too in an enjoyable and entertaining manner. Quick, witty lines are delivered with comfort and awesome performances. Even if you don't end up watching it on screen, do make sure you catch it on TV/DVD.
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It's been a while since a trailer has made me giggle throughout. Which is already thumbs up for the concept, the dialogue, and the dialogue delivery/comic timing of both Anu Kapoor and Ayushman Khurana.
Interestingly, the whole Mahabharat theory mentioned here, is something that I've already read and has been discussed at home ever so often. So, the idea wasn't new at all. And yet, it made me laugh both times I saw the trailer - once in the theater and once a little while ago. That, in itself is a beautiful example of a scene well executed.
The good thing is the trailer doesn't give away too much. In fact, none of the promos give away more than the main trailer, so much so that you get bored watching the same thing again and again. I mean just look at the near-zero extra content in this producer's interview?! But all is forgiven as long as there's a lot more content in the film.
And anyway, the only trailer is one of those that makes you feel that there are more jokes than the ones shown and the jokes are not all there is to the film. In its own way, it is commenting on parents using technology to imbibe their aspirations in their child even before the fetus is formed. And at the same time it seems to be working on making people talk about a topic that is unnecessarily taboo. By repeated use of "unmentionable" words it is desensitizing it's audience even before they walk into the theater.
The entire team seems to have worked well on getting this product in a palatable form. None of it is cheap or offensive and as the unassuming director points out, "there isn't an adult joke in the film." Speaking of unpresumptuous, I really liked write Juhi Chaturvedi's down-to-earth, even plain, attitude in this interview. With the rarity of women writer/directors in the industry, it takes special bravery for a woman writer to use the kind of language that has been used in the film.
And finally, I like Ayushman Khurana, right from the couple of TV appearance I've seen to the goofed-up cricket match hosting. I love the way he holds his own in John Abraham's item number, which by itself is worth a few eyerolls- the mandatory shirtless John Abraham being given a pipe shower by white skimpily clad women and all. End credit rolls taken care of.
Anyway, I'm clearly looking forward to some good fun and subtle comments on the topic by Vicky Donor. Meanwhile here are some music reviews -
Milliblog - "Well put-together, enjoyable soundtrack, this!"
dunkdaft - "As a comedy flick, did not expect the soundtrack to be so good."
Bollyspice - "3.5/5"
Bollywood Hungama - "2.5/5"