Verdict : Fugly is not as good as Fukrey but can be watch one ____________________________________________________________________
One of the most exciting movies this year, ‘Fugly’, starring Mohit Marwah, Vijender Singh, Kiara Advani releases today. The cast left no stone unturned when it came to promoting the comedy drama. Produced by Akshay Kumar, ‘Fugly’ marks the Bollywood debut of Sonam and Arjun Kapoor’s cousin Mohit Marwah. Indian Olympic boxer Vijender Singh will also be making his first onscreen appearance in the role of a rich, stylish brat. Jimmy Shergill also joins the cast as the uncouth cop while Kiara Advani will play the role of Devi.
Fugly is a story of Dev (Mohit Marwah), Gaurav (Vijender Singh), Aditya (Arfi Lamba) and Devi (Kiara Advani), who are childhood friends. Dev runs adventure camps for foreign tourists in Leh, Gaurav is an aspiring boxer, whose dad is a minister.
Aditya is focused on his family business and Devi, the only girl of the group, whose soldier-dad who died fighting terrorists and thus wants to see her mom happy.
Life is a roller coaster ride, until the Haryanvi cop Chautala (Jimmy Shergill) comes into the picture. He is like no other cop and believes in following his own rules.
One fine day, the gang is stuck in a case in which they are innocent. How will they get out of the mess? Will their friendship be affected by this? That forms the rest of the story…
Let me start with saying that the base of of the story was amazing, and Kabir Sadanand couldn’t have asked for a better story than this for his debut into direction.
Speaking of performances, Jimmy Shergill as usual is at his best and is the only best part to watch out for in the movie. Kiara’s body and looks are the perfect eye-candy in the film.
Another surprising act has been put up by Vijender Singh. He looks good and acts well, especially his expressions are to look out for. Mohit Marwah is good in a few scenes, but his character does not let him rise above the mark.
Not always a story with a positive intent works for the audiences. Sometimes, its the execution, the performances and the screenplay that matters the most. I feel like, all director Kabir Sadanand did was take reference from other youth-oriented stories of bollywood.
While one easily remembers ‘Rang De Basanti’ in the start of the film, the movie then becomes a ‘Fukre’ and eventually turns into a ‘Highway’ by the end. The comparisons from these movies makes it even more impossible to like the movie.
The plot is extremely confusing as for one minute we see the protagonists all worried with their situation with Chautala, the very next minute you may see Vijender’s character doing wild party dance with the girls.
A lot of scenes in the movie are mere unnecessary, like the party thrown for the politicians, unnecessary criticism of the media and involvement of a journalist.
The movie showcases a far disappointing version of Delhi with offensive men, corrupt cops, party-animal politicians, gigolos, drub paddlers and what not spread across the areas of the city openly. I mean, where did the good people go?
‘Fugly’ is a film which may have sounded good in papers, but it takes a lot of courage and talent to execute it in the best way. And débutante Kabir Sadanand definitely fails to do so.
Even though the plot was good, the screenplay lacks flavour and is tasteless. The bad direction also makes the characters of the film look poorly engraved.
Another disappointing part of the film are the songs, which I don’t think I remember at all. None of the numbers including an item song by Sana Saeed is irrelevant.
Another worst part about the film is its background score, which is as bad as the music of the film. While the editing is bad, the cinematography is amazing, as the camera surely covers the areas of Leh and Delhi in the best way possible. The shots taken in Leh are visually appealing.
Here is the Promo of Fugly