Cast: Pulkit Samrat, Manjot Singh, Ali Fazal, Priya Anand, Richa Chadda, Vishakha Singh
Director: Mrighdeep Singh Lamba
Producer: Ritesh Sidhwani & Farhan Akhtar
The new trend of Bollywood and Hindi cinema is extremely inviting. Excel Entertainment’s brand new release, FUKREY provides with some great laughter and the humor within all the actors is on point. Extremely on point. It has been a while since a Bollywood film has been successful at keeping the comedy intact within a good and continuous storyline. This is exactly what Fukrey does.
Ritesh Sidhwani & Farhan Akhtar banked on the right individuals with fresh faces, characters and personalities. Director, Mrighdheep Singh Lamba provides with a great storyline and got the best out of all the Fukras! Minute detail in the humblest way possible was picked upon within each character. Whether it was the innocence jumping into frustration and then anger of Manjot Singh (Lali), simplicity and desire in Ali Fazal (Zafar), full of life and slightly empty-headed Varun Sharma (Choocha) and the heroic, risk-taking and no-tension abilities of Pulkit Samrat (Hunny); all these Fukras or as they are called from time to time keep you engaged throughout the duration of the film. There is not once a moment of true dullness or boredom.
Pulkit Samrat, whom we have seen previously in Bittoo Boss & popular TV soap Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, looks great on screen and his character of Hunny is very relatable to your ‘Aawaara’ and full of life young man seeking and juggling various techniques, tricks and shortcuts. His chemistry with Priya Anand (Priya) is extremely cute and genuine. Their initial interaction when Hunny is downstairs on his bicycle and Priya is upstairs on her balcony; their speech and attraction without the usage of dialogues and just a mere kite is a site to watch!
Pulkit Samrat & Priya Anand
Newcomer Varun Sharma aka Choocha definitely stands out as the heart, soul and ‘dream’ of the film and his unique sense of comedy puts all eyes on him. His character will definitely be talked about for a while and appreciated. The plot of this film is very entertaining and pretty much starts after he falls asleep. Choocha dreams up complicated and hilarious scenarios, Hunny solves them like a riddle and personifies them as a winning lottery number that always hits the jackpot. At times it leaves them well but when it goes wrong once – it goes wrong all over and that’s when the chaos and real Fukra-Panti starts!
Pulkit Samrat & Varun Sharma
Although the music is not something exuberant or breathtaking, but the track that definitely stands out and can be hummed repetitively is Ambarsariya, without a doubt. The party track Aish Karle by Mika Singh doesn’t fail also. The title song with its cheesy lyrics will have you randomly head-bopping also, so watch out for that!
One of the most memorable characters of the film is undoubtedly, Bholi Phnjaban, played ever so effortlessly by the beautifully fiery Richa Chadda of Gangs of Wasseypur 1 & 2. From Oye lucky Oye to Fukrey, Chadda looks stunning as the modern day ‘Gundi’ and makes all the Fukras wet their pants! Her quick and witty dialogue delivery along with facial expressions will make you want to watch more of her and like her for her wrongdoings. Pankaj Tripathi plays an important role in the film as Panditji and is the central influencer to all the Fukra-Panti.
Fukre is a special treat to the college and high school audience of both Indians in India and abroad. Whether it is friendship, love, flirtation, money, cars, bikes or just a simple glass of chai at the college canteen, this film is definitely a hit! It releases worldwide on June 14th, 2013. Make sure you go watch it to find out how Hunny and Choocha live their dream of entering their first day in college on a black and white horse!