Cast: Ayushman Khurana, Annu Kapoor, Yaami gautam, Dolly Ahluwalia, Kamlesh Gill
Director: Shoojit Sircar
Length: 2.05 hours approximately
When a novel concept is brought on celluloid, what you expect is the film to run on the same concept and not to fall in trap of old clichéd drama or love story. VICKY DONOR, this week’s new film is a film that clicks that mistake and refrains itself from being more entertaining. Though its film that has hearty laughs and some terrific one liners, but what actually ails is it could’ve been so much more fun.
To the story there are many character involved and to the center of story is Ayushman Khurana who is forced to donate his sperms. Funny and brisk, the film doesn’t even give time to breathe for first 40 minutes or so. As soon as the film dives in the romantic era it gives away with its jokes, but still the film has its hold on pace. The first half though lengthy, is still entertaining and satisfying to expectation.
Post-intermission the clutches starts raining in story and film heads for a new era. Here, the film loses its maximum charm and suffers from a weak screenplay that brings in few unanswered questions as well. Not entirely troubled, the second half has good moments like the one in climax or the way the Punjabi and Bengali ties relationship. Though the issue of sperm donation seems funny, the director successfully drops it in emotional bank and delivers a heartwarming climax.
The music is very good. “Paani Da” and “Rum Whisky” are best among the lot. The cinematography is good. The script is good, but it’s the screenplay that lacks efficiency to keep audience hooked in the plot. Dialogues are superb and bring genuine laughs. The director Shoojit Sircar keeps the film on very good level, but thanks to a less than good second half which lags somewhere in the middle of it.
But, but, but if you’re not complaining about the film much, then gift it to the performers of the film. Ayushman Khurana excellently emotes himself in his complicated character. He has spunk, he has confidence, and above all he knows how to utilize it. Not even for a second you feel that he is acting for the first time. He is terrific to be precise. Annu Kapoor has good material and he sincerely does his work. His conversations with Ayushman are very funny in beginning. Yammi Gautam acts extremely well. Dolly Ahluwalia and Kamlesh Gill adds lots of fun to the film. Their conversations are damn funny, and these two brings house down for few times.
VICKY DONOR is breezy fun which offers you a story of a guy who is forcefully donating sperm and then what consequences he has to go through for hiding it. Deeply sincere and fun from outlook, VICKY DONOR definitely delivers good two hours to its viewers. The shortcomings are largely excused because of terrific performance from the cast, especially Ayushman who throws up delightful surprise. Go for it.
Rating- 3/5 (Good)