|Release date: 15 June 2012|
|Bollywood3.com Rating : 3.25/5|
|Director : Rajesh Mapuskar|
|Producer :Vidhu Vinod Chopra|
|Music Director : Pritam|
|Starring: Sharman Joshi, Boman Irani, Rithvik Sahore.|
Vidhu Vinod Chopra is one producer who has always been regularly making films with interesting subjects. Be it Munna Bhai or 3 Idiots, his movies always have a noble cause. This week, he has come up with the much awaited Sharman Joshi flick ‘Ferrari Ki Sawari’. A first time director, Rajesh Mapuskar has tried to weave together a small boy’s dream and the lengths to which his father can go to make it a reality. Also starring Boman Irani and Rithvik Sahore, Ferrari Ki Sawaari has finally hit the screens today, so let’s see how it fares.
Rusy(Sharman Joshi) is Parsi middle class RTO employee who lives with his father and 12 year old son in Mumbai. Rusy’s son Kayo(Rithvik Sahore) plays cricket very well and wants to take part in the cricket selections for the annual London camp. If Kayo gets selected, he has to pay an amount of Rs. 1.5 Lakhs which Rusy cannot afford.
Rusy requests many people for a loan but his efforts go in vain. Out of anguish and frustration, he decides to take a negative path for arranging the money. So what negative path does Rusy take and how does the swanky Ferrari fit into his plans? Does he succeed in fulfilling his son’s dream? That forms the rest of the story.
Plus Points :
Time and again it has been proved that a strong script is a major asset for any movie and that is the case here. The director has chosen a very noble subject and has involved all the characters in the story very nicely. Sharman Joshi in the role of a doting father looks perfect and is aptly cast for the role. He portrays the role of a middle class parent with ease and perfection. He is exceptionally good in emotional scenes, especially with his son.
Boman Irani, who plays the role of a helpless grandfather, is the standout performer in the movie. Though his role is limited, Boman plays the character perfectly. His body language, dialogue delivery and postures are exceptionally good in the movie. Confrontation scenes between the father and son are really worth applauding.
The story and characters surrounding the Ferrari car are really interesting. Though comedy is slightly less, it is really good. The little boy Rithvik delivers a mature performance. The whole confusion and chaos surrounding the principal characters is beautifully executed.
First half of the movie is really interesting and beautifully sets up the tone for the second half. Emotional bonding among the hero’s family is shown in a very heartwarming way. Paresh Rawal in a small but important role impresses.
Minus Points :
After a breezy first half, the second half disappoints and this is where the movie goes down drastically. Narration is slow and scenes are dragged out. Placement of the songs is bad and spoils the flow of the movie. Instead of having a simple climax, the director tries to make things needlessly complex and he introduces new characters and twists, which are unnecessary.
A little less moral preaching in the movie could have been better. Vidya Balan in a Maharastrian item song looks unconvincing. Some scenes relating to Sharman’s ideology look artificial and do not appear in real life at all.
Director fails to carry on the momentum which is beautifully set in the first half. Some elements of the story are not explained with clarity. Why is Sharman Joshi a single father and what happens to his wife? That question is never answered.
Technical Aspects :
Cinematography is really good in the movie. Cameraman Sudhir Palanse brings out the Parsi atmosphere beautifully. Right from the locales, actor’s house and the middle class set up, everything is superbly shot.
Dialogues by Raju Hirani are simple and are set beautifully. Music of the film is a big let down. Not even a single song is hummable. Art direction is really good and it depicts the living atmosphere of the Parsi community in an authentic fashion.
Screenplay of the movies is very good in the first half but drops drastically in the second half. Director needs to get a special mention as he has made a noble film with a good intent. Lyrics of the songs are just average and could have been better. Editing in parts is weak and leaves you distressed.
On the whole, Ferrari Ki Sawaari is a kind of film which is made with a good intent and has a noble ending. the first half is very good and is thoroughly entertaining. This ride could have been lot better with a better second half. The movie will be enjoyed well by kids and families. Ferrari Ki Sawaari is surely a ride which is worth taking once.
Bollywood3.com Rating : 3.25/5
Reviewed by Avad
5 – Flawless
4 – Must Watch
3 – One Time Watch
2 – Wait for the DVD
1 – Stay Away
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