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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?Read more
Ferrari Ki Sawaari seems to be a fun film sandwiched between two political dramas, Shanghai and Gangs of Wasseypur. While, it might be a good break between two potentially heavy films, I don't think it will be a break from meaningful, good cinema. I like what the Vidhu Vinod Chopra - Rajkumar Hirani combination has produced, thus far. A lovely, flavorful mix where humor addresses a socially relevant issue.
What I loved about the trailer is that it doesn't give away much about the issue they are addressing or the medium they are going to use. In addition, it creates interest for the connection between the Ferrari and cricket, except of course Sachin Tendulkar.
Of course, it does look like it's going to be about a parent's aspiration for his child, a grandparent's skepticism and will hopefully bring about chemistry between the three generations. What with Sharman Joshi and Boman Irani playing those two roles!
That the music and lyrics of the songs sound like it's right out of Rajkumar Hirani's stable, it’s a surprise that it is actually by Pritam Chakraborty - a sentiment that is echoed in many of the music reviews. Oh yeah, and there is Vidya Balan's item number. While the song doesn't itself look anything very different from a regular lavni, that Vidya Balan is doing it, is interesting enough. Hopefully, there is more reason for it the song to be in the film than just that. And with Rajkumar Hirani being on board, there is scope for that, a la Munnabhai MBBS' 'dekh le'.
Another film to look forward to on back-to-back Fridays!
Milliblog - "Fantastic ride, this Ferrari!"
Music Aloud - "8/10"
Bollyspice - "3.5/5"
Bollywood Hungama - "2.5/5"
Happy Sing - "Surprise surprise this Pritam soundtrack is. There isn't a single track that can even hint about him being composer of this album."
- meeta, a part of the audience
The brand-combination Rajkumar Hirani-Vidhu Vinod Chopra invariably brings a warm film, fairly well-made film. They make very simple use of the tools, no glitter, no glamor, no grit or grim either. Just an outlandish yet sweet story and a very strict focus on their intention, on what it is they want to convey this time. They do touch upon many side issues that come along organically, but they don't lose sight of the basic issue they take up. And like every other time they manage to make me forgive the irritants and go with the flow and enjoy their film for what it is.
I'm not taking anything away from director, Rajesh Mapuskar for all the good things going for the film. Just the performances alone make him worthy of all the credit he deserves. It's just that the Hirani-VVC stamp is so resounding in the story-telling.
A 12-year old, Kayo (Ritvik Sahore) is good with the cricket bat, exceptionally good. But his curse is that his dad, Rustom (Sharman Joshi) can't afford a training camp in London which Kayo so deserves to go to. Another deterrent is a disgruntled and non-supportive grandfather, Deboo (Boman Irani). And then you join in on a fun trip on how Rustom makes sure his son's aspirations are met.
The means Rustom uses put the film in fantasy zone. But, the makers want exactly that - to suck you into the unbelievability of the basic plot and make you root for its characters. Characters which have been beautifully developed. So warm they are, that you let go of your need for unpredictability. Rustom is introduced to you as the ideal citizen who, given his background and the premise of the story, will have to at some point sell his soul. You know Deboo is in dire need of a cathartic moment and he'll have to find it in the next two hours or so. And yet, the how is engaging and entertaining.
This brand's weakness for coming up with an over-the-top, even more unbelievable climax is well-known. And they pretty much stick to it. But hey, a few beautiful moments, some wonderful scenes between characters, a heart that's warming you from the inside as you walk out of the theater - if these are the takeaways, why not? But for a moment or two, the climax sticks to the overall tone of the story thus far. The things that happen in those couple of moments are annoying but the quibble in the head dissolves as you accept it, even if grudgingly so.
The many issues the film touches upon either in passing or with a little more importance than that and the subtlety with which it's done reaches out to you. From the standard potshot at media behavior and a little more elaborate one at the bureaucracy in Indian sports and well the, law & administration to the irony of Sachin Tendulkar and his Ferrari - Ferrari Ki Sawari covers a broad spectrum.
Parenting - the basic theme that it covers - is the one that attaches the film to its audience. The father-son-father relationship is handled with such brilliant charm. It is a battle of generations, it is a battle of parenting styles. The manner in which Rustom (along with Kayo's coach) handles Kayo's aspirations and behavior issues can serve as a parenting guide. In contrast, only to show a mirror to the regular, and if I may add, Indian parenting methodology you have Rustom's dad and another relationship between a politician and his son.
Of utmost importance is the missing mother or in fact, any significant female character. And the one woman in a supporting role has very little feminine about her (which is also subtly alluded to in a scene where she just about passes of as a man). As a woman, I am glad Ferrari Ki Sawaari was conscious to keep the lady-factor out. Behind all the Sachin-Sachin and Ferrari-Ferrari the film harps about, is a very strong thread of the relationship of a child with his father. A role that only HE can play.
That I haven't mentioned the fantastic performances so far is a testimony to how much else there is going on in the film. Boman Irani - oh what a performer! - his stagger, the lopside of his mouth, the tongue sticking out demonstrating the slug that his life has turned him into, and I can go on. Rustom's simple-mindedness wouldn't have come across if it wasn't for Sharman Joshi's demeanor. Even Seema Bhargava as the jugaadu event manager is as real as any Bombayite could get. Aakash Dhabade as Sachin Tendulkar's domestic help is a huge take away from the film. The small exchange between Paresh Rawal and Boman Irani itself is worth the ticket money for an ardent film-lover.
Yes, it would have worked better if the film was shorter. Yes, a few extra characters could have been avoided to make the film crisper. But Ferrari ki Sawaari wasn't intended to be crisp, it was intended to give you that lovely feeling inside. That feeling of having giving in to the fantasy, the feeling of being inspired and involved while watching a fun film, the feeling of having watched a decent film.
- meeta, a part of the audience
Thumbs up, by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com : ...it’s a film based on cricket where the team consists of only 3 players and the rest all are simply cheering for them in their own unique ways.... full review
Thumbs up, by Prateeksha Khot, Bolly Spice : ...Ferrari ki Sawaari assures an entertaining ride throughout although it is more bumpy than it should have been. Nevertheless, such clean, heart tugging movies are fewer to come by... full review
Thumbs up, by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama : ...FERRARI KI SAWAARI is a noble film, a film that has its heart in the right place. It's well-intended and sincere and it goes about its business with incredible earnestness.... full review
Thumbs up, by Smita, Desi Martini : ...Except for a tiny part in the end, which is a bit melodramatic, and over the top, the rest is like being in Toyland with Noddy. It is a fairytale that reminds us of values like honesty and bravery and that with a little bit of luck most of us will get by.... full review
Thumbs up, by Rony Dcosta, Desi Martini : ...In times of such chaos releasing in the name of cinema a film like Ferrari Ki Sawaari is the balm that can soothe the senses and calm the cynic in us.... full review
Thumbs up, by Nupur Barua , fullhyd.com : ...Ferrari Ki Sawaari is a feel-good, light movie that runs for almost 3 hours, and though it may become tiring at some point during the climax, it is definitely a film that needs to be watched. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Divya Solgama, Gomolo.in : ...The movie has some fine performances, dialogs, feel good moments and a refreshing change from our usual Masala movies or highly intellectual cinema. In short the movie is full on Simplicity Ki Sawari which guarantees you a smile in return. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Mansha Rastogi , Now Running.com : ...Ferrari Ki Sawaari is a great joy ride if you avoided the minor glitches. A definitely one time watch. It remains true to the Vidhu Vinod Chopra style of films. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Baradwaj Ranjan, The Hindu : ...So much of Ferrari Ki Sawaari is so original, so one-of-a-kind, that part of the fun of watching the film is just seeing where it will go next. While the destination of the story is fairly predictable, the journey isn’t – and it consists of exquisitely imagined detours.... full review
Thumbs up, by Pratim D. Gupta, The Telegraph : ...there are lots of goodies on offer if you take the sawaari. It’s almost an anthology of heartwarming moments, of moments that simultaneously pinch a smile and milk a tear out of you.... full review
Thumbs up, by Madhureeta Mukherjee, Times of India : ...The writing is refreshing and the film unfolds with sheer subtlety and simplicity. The climax goes on an emotional overdrive, and at times the film is too-good-to-be-true... full review
So-So, by Anna M.M.Vetticad , annavetticadgoes2themovies : ...watch Ferrari ki Sawaari if you will for the talented young Ritvik Sahore who just happens to have the face of a little Sachin and – far more important – who seems to get each of his scenes and emotions just right.... full review
So-So, by Charu A Mahesh, Buzz in Town : ...Ferrari Ki Sawaari is a special film. Drop reason and logic for a while and watch the film for our two-and-a-half-men’s performance and you’ll forget the flaws.... full review
So-So, by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror : ...In the end, Ferrari ki Sawaari tries too hard. With it’s manipulative music, serendipity-dependent writing, over the top characters and it’s length, it does get a little tedious... full review
So-So, by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV : ...This competently crafted and well-intentioned cricket-themed film steers clear of many of commercial Hindi cinema’s narrative conventions, but succumbs to some of its most retreaded clichés. ... full review
So-So, by Kunal Guha, yahoo! India : ...The film wins for being simplistic and devoid of forced complications. But it is this same merit that could be seen as a minus as many could perceive the film to be too straight-laced and without a personality.... full review
vishal_raina: An awesome movie "Ferrari Ki Sawaari", ultimate acting by Sharman Joshi. A must watch.
Vish9u: #ferrari ki sawari is a good film
vish4me: Ferrari ki sawari..leaves u with a smile on ur face..like this -:-)
valayvaidya: Just watched 'Ferrari ki Sawaari' ! Superb acting by Boman Irani and Sharman Joshi, indeed! Overall, a good movie!
VaishnaveeK: awsome movie FERRARI KI SAWAARI!!!!!! superb acting by sharman joshi & of course boman irani!!!!! :D
V_Ked: ferrari ki sawaari is a feel good movie... over-sweet, go-with-family types! one time watch maybe!
upsidedakshin: Ferrari Ki Sawari needs to be understood and felt as a movie. Its an awesomely sweet movie made. Sharman Joshi you are one fine actor. :D
Umang20294: Saw Ferrari Ki Sawaari with my whole family. @VVCFilms has understood d formula for winning Indian audiences- Emotions. @bomanirani #FKS :-)
TheRajKundra: Just watched Ferrari ki Sawaari with the family. What a feel good family film. Kudos to the team, superb film!
tantadang: #Ferrari ki sawaari. A good entertainer. :)
sujitk1981: Ferrari ki sawari is good and light entertainer :)
siddhiman: Ferrari Ki Sawari is must watch. Simple movie about simple peoples.
siddhikhandelwa: #Ferrari ki sawaari awesome movie. *a must watch*
Shradzzzster: #Ferrari ki Sawari!Big big ups!Awesome flick after a while!@bomanirani U continue to amaze me with ur acting! Absolutely fantastic
SarangarajK: Ferrari ki sawari# a must watchable film for all the BCCI secratarys. Their own corrupts were simply presented in the story.
SangeetaRG: The makers of the Munnabhai managed it again..Ferrari ki savari a crowd pleasing moral stroy, #SharmanJoshi is the best :)
Sakshikumar: Cinematography of Ferrari ki Sawari is just So cute. Signature style of Vinod-Hirani.
SaileeRawool: Ferrari ki sawari is a surprisingly good movie! :)
roosh_shetty: Ferrari ki sawari....will leave you with a heartfelt smile !
RishikaNasta: Ferrari ki sawaari a beautiful movie that actually brought tears to the eyes!
Rahul_Kirpalani: Just saw Ferrari Ki Sawaari. Superb Movie ! Really recommend everyone to see it ! #FerrariKiSawaari
RadhikaSangani: Ferrari ki sawaari's a cute movie :)
Punch_a_Tantra: Ferrari ki Sawaari shall be watched again! Yes!
PreetiChaudhury: Ferrari ki sawaari.... first bollywood movie I've seen in the cinema for a long time, and was quite enjoyable #couldhavebeenworse!
pratunanu: Ferrari Ki Sawari-Sweet,well acted movie.A bit lengthy but nbd. I see why it was released on Father's day weekend.Good cast. #Bollywood
PR4V33NT4LL4: Saw Ferrari Ki Sawaari. This is a blockbuster movie. Best act performance by #SharmanJoshi @bomanirani sir #FerrariKiSawaari
PoojaChuriwala: Watched Ferrari ki Sawaari.. Soo feel good :-)
Pintu619: Ferrari ki Sawari....awesome movie...enjoyed to d fullest... @TheSharmanJoshi @bomanirani
parmeshs: Ferrari ki Sawaari is the warmest, funniest, overall feel good-est movie I've seen in a long time. MUST see especially if you have kids.
PaneerPaunched: Those rare rare moments when u get to wash ur eyes. Ferrari Ki Sawari. What a ride. Such feel good,eye-washing movies should come often. #fb
OldMonk1489: Ferrari ki Sawaari = Cute. X_X #Fathersday
nvme_5: Ferrari ki sawaari is a good movie! @bomanirani is a baap actor :D
nKIT14: Loved ferrari ki sawaari #fb
Neerav3chavda: Seen '' The movie ferari ki sawari '' such a nice movie :) heat touching :)
MunibaKamal: Ferrari Ki Sawaari the ultimate Father's Day film, loved the Parsi touch @bomanirani and @thesharmanjoshi as adorable as lil Kayo
monika3072: Monika Sharma wrote: Ferrari ki sawari very Nice movie touching n emotional sharman joshi is awesome !!!!!!!
MissChotu: Ferrari ki sawari is the epitome of cuteness :D
MinorityReview: Ferrari Ki Sawaari is simple, family cinema that inspires and entertains multiple generations alike. Did you like the #movie?
mihirchheda13: Ferrari Ki Sawaari, a decent family movie! Nice watch!
megharparekh: A simple story wid lovely characters. Ferrari ki Sawari - a light hearted movie after a long time. good watch.m good work @bomanirani cheers
MeenalGohri: Ferrari ki sawari...wat a film! So emotional, ran out of tissues! #indiancinema
MasalaPapad: Really liked Ferrari Ki Sawaari. Such a nice, feel-good movie. Do watch. :)
mangolap: Ferrari ki sawari is a good movie. Fantastic acting by sherman joshi and boman irani!! #ferrarikisawari
KrishnaShah19: Ferrari ki sawaari<3 best movie ever
kpthakkar: Watched Ferrari ki Sawaari... Nice movie with good message...good acting from all lead characters..
KoolRitam: If you havent watched a feel good movie for some time , you will like ferrari ki sawari surely. Naiccce, sweet n fun film....:-)
KirtiYPanchal: Ferrari Ki Sawaari :) super cute movie for all the fathers n sons ! Loved it.
kirandb: Nice movie - Ferrari Ki Sawari. Simple story line, yet a very powerful message. Enjoyed the movie!
Kings_of_rock: Frnds Must See ferrari ki sawari Its funny+emosanal Movie
i_am_mrunal: saw Ferrari Ki Sawari today an awesome movie.........
HemenderDevanga: Thoroughly enjoyed movie "ferrari ki sawari" on father day along with my son, Anmol. Nice and sweet movie.
hajmolanath: Ferrari ki sawari. An apt movie to watch on father's day. Weak script but infinite feel good and some seasoned acting :)
gshaileshg: Rains on Fathers Day ... Ideal movie to watch Ferrari ki Sawari - every son & Dad must watch -
gschechani: #Ferrari Ki Sawari : Sharman Joshi, Boman Irani & the above all ,the Kid's acting. Such a feel good movie.
GidwaniMayurr: Ferrari ki sawari-Complete Family entertainer!! Go watch it!!
elkay48977748: KUDOS TO VINOD CHOPRA FOR PRODUCING A EXCELLANT MOVIE LIKE FERRARI KI SAWAARI WELL ACTED BY SHARMAN AND BOMAN IRANI
ekta_ashar: #Ferrari Ki Sawari.... Amazingg movie!! Must watchh..:-)
eeshatweets: Gdmg tweeps.Super show 'Ferrari ki sawari'.Thoroughly njoyd it☺must watch
DrShobha: “@milindkhandekar: Ferrari Ki Sawari touches you. It reminds me of Iqbal. Another example of how to make good film without so called STARs?”
doctor_nbs: Decent movie Ferrari Ki Sawari ..kids enjoyed ..
djakhiltalreja: Ferrari ki Savari a super hit without a super star! Boman sir is brilliant as usual.
dinyarm: Ferrari ki Sawari is worth a watch! Nice sweet movie!
dhirajnebhnani: Do watch Ferrari ki Sawari, don't forget take your kid along
DeewanSaab: #ferrari ki Sawari mix of emotion , struggle , believe and last but not the least passion to play cricket for country !
Chandan3: Watched Ferrari ki Sawari y'day. It was a sweet film with a touching father son relationship, with a flavour of cricket!
chaitalbhatt: Ferrari ki sawaari awesome movie. a must watch
CaptPasha: Ferrari Ki Sawari - A Good & Hilarious Family Movie... Do Watch!!
Bidisharoy: #Mustwatch or rather a MUST RIDE on Ferrari Ki Sawaari... Great..Feel good movie after a loooooonng time
beingchinmay: Ferrari ki sawari was a delightful surprise!
bansodeajay00: Ferrari ki sawari...good movie, Full marks to acting of Boman irani,Sharman Joshi and also cute kayo.
BansiKotecha: Ferrari Ki Sawaari - a fun watch...
bajpaishobhit: Ferrari ki sawaari.....one of d finest father and son stoRy portrayed in d indian cinema....take a bow raju hirani and vidhu chopra.
avsintech: just saw "ferrari ki sawari" indeed a good film but went a little endless at time... still cheers to the kid who acted very maturely...
ashiqayyoob: Ferrari ki sawari ♥♥♥ awesome movie
asayf: watch this beautiful hindi film ‘ferrari ki sawari’. has its heart in the right place and doesn’t disappoint at all. #mustwatchfilms
arjunmogre: Ferrari ki sawaari is a fantastic movie!!! So touching and sweet!!! What a lovely story!!! #mustwatch
anshdua: Today i saw movie ferari ki sawari ,nice movie
ankuranand007: Went on Ferrari ki Sawaari... A heartwarming joyride! Apart from the superb acting by the cast, the Ferrari's revs were awesome!
Ankitajuly5th: Go watch ferrari ki sawaari Jo dekha woh skiha! VVC always coming up with gr8 stuff!!
AnjanaKmr: Ferrari ki savari - beautiful film. Another winner from Vidhu Vinod Chopra.
anishunni: Loved Ferrari ki Sawari. Take a bow @bomanirani
AnamikaRoy9: Ferrari ki sawari .. Must watch
amyjammy: Ferrari Ki Sawaari is a nice work and a Good Movie... Galti se mistake ho gaya recommends it .
AmitkJain78: Ferrari ki Savari humorously shows the difficulties of being an honest and simple family trying to fulfill their dreams. Must watch!
am229: What a way to end Father's Day..Ferrari Ki Sawaari truly defines a father son relationship :)
akshaymufc: Just watched Ferrari Ki Sawaari.. Sweet, simple & really admirable.. @sachin_rt has really inspired many young guns..Great job by VVC again!
AforPal: Ferrari Ki sawari is a nice sweet creation!
AdiLohia07: Just watched Ferrari ki Sawaari..awesome movie..1 of those which directly connects with your heart.. Sharman Joshi gives stellar performance
abhidas: #Ferrari ki Sawari go catch it !!
abee_law: Ferrari ki Sawari is good. A simple father-son story & lots of confusion in-between. A bit long. But a good watch.
_Tripad: "Ferrari Ki Sawari" a (sort of over hyped) cute lengthy kiddy movie! Dont try find logic in the plot n u'll enjoy it!
_mashee: Take your kids, parents anyone who ever had a dream....to Ferrari ki Sawari. You simply cannot miss it. Very Good Movie. #fathersonfather
vikas_jain: Ferrari ki sawaari is a decently enjoyable family movie watch, but suffers from the really high standards set by the film makers previously.
sukhkarni: Ferrari ki Sawari. Slow movie. Cute yet slow. Paces up in the second half. That'd be all.
srkbabi: Smtyms brand tags also dnt wrk...rcnt example Ferrari Ki Sawaari.watched it.and yes I didnt lyk it...one tym watch is ok.but vry avg flick
singhcd: Ferrari Ki Sawaari -Its a decent film,but sadly not great
shishankjattoo: #Ferrari ki Sawari - Feel good film, way too long n stretched out,, Boman Irani is just awesome in the flick :) Avg movie wait 4 DVD :)
salilbc: Back after watchin Ferrari ki sawari..must say its not as gud as i thout it wud b
randomcards: Caught Ferrari Ki Sawaari. Sweet film. A bit manipulative.
mudramehta: Ferrari ki Sawaari could've been a much bigger hit if it had come 5 years ago. A little too simple for today.
humble_vivek: Just watch Ferrari ki sawari... It's okay movie. But I was expecting more from this movie because it's vidhu vindod chopra's movie .
harshsingh_: Ferrari ki Sawari - A one time watch #moviereview
frenzythrasher: Ferrari ki Sawari - An okay film. Not worth spending money on. The plot is slow and boring. The acting is pretty good though!
dhunji: Ferrari Ki Sawaari is okay. But the pacing is very slow.
aridduhn: Ferrari ki sawaari is mostly over the top but the few understated moments really took my breathe away.
apurvatank: Simplicity..and Bomanisharmani performances are the only saving grace of Ferrari Ki Sawaari#Family treat.
appubhattathiri: watched ferrari ki sawaari. liked some of the ideas. but way too long and boring. do dooni chaar was so much more fun.
ankit_o: The First Attempt is the final attempt in Indian Cinema, still much better than Prometheus :D, worth one time watch Ferrari Ki Sawaari
amit_me: Ferrari ki sawari is cute mov. having its on heart :D.. not so gr8... but gud mov. on fathers day :))
amishdoshi: Would rate Ferrari ki Sawari as a average movie. Nothing great.
_logik: Ferrari ki sawari is a good movie, but too much drag no? *snort snort*
sreekar_r: Like a friend puts it, auto ki sawaari was more fun than ferrari ki sawaari.
saasha97: Ferrari Ki Sawaari. Waste of time. Not one scene made any sense or got me interested. (N) :|
rahuld86: Ferrari ki sawari.. An extremely stupid movie, and a total waste of time
r_ganesh: Ferrari ki Sawaari is slow and boring
oamiri: Seriously. What's with Ferrari Ki Sawaari? What was Vidhu Chopra thinking? 2 stars n not more. Disappointed. #Bollywood #FerrariKiSawaari
ninja_talli: Three hours of torture - Ferrari ki Sawari! What was VVChopra smoking when he made this movie!
nihaar_shah17: And again I watch a movie of my brothers choice and it ends up being super duper flow. Ferrari ki sawaari sucks to the core.
muskaan_a: Ferari ki sawari. #StupidMovie
mr_s3ngh: Ferrari ki sawaari is a sick film #imfreshandiknowit!
jslookin: Such a slow movie with a super fast title #Ferrari_ki_sawari
irenjuraju: Ferrari ki sawari was a total disappointment
disapoorva: Ferrari Ki Sawari was too preachy for my taste. Should have seen Rock of Ages instead.
bhakk_saale: Ferrari ki sawari...two good ... thats it... 2/5.
AvinashY: "Ferrari ki Sawari" is not a joy ride in Summer rather a BUMMER!!! #Headache!
Yay! Thumbs Up, by AnandR : Must better than the rest but does not meet the standards of VC and Raju H
Yay! Thumbs Up, by Sunny : Fun, exiting and easy going, relaxing film, to be watched.
So-So, by amruta
So-So, by Mahaveer
So-So, by Ramji Panicker : Predictable and unexciting. I am not saying it's bad but it's certainly a DVD material
Nay! Thumbs Down, by New Punjabi Movies : good
This page has additional observations, other than the ones noted in the main review.
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?
Ferrari ki Sawaari is a guide for parents.