Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Sonam Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Direction: Nupur Asthana
Production: Aditya Chopra
Story: Habib Faisal
Screenplay: Habib Faisal
Cinematographer: Neha Parti Matiyani
Music: Raghu Dixit, Hitesh Sonic (Background score)
Lyricist: Anvita Dutt Guptan
Editing : Antara Lahiri
Studio : Yash Raj Films
Distribution: Yash Raj Films
Release Date: 14th March, 2014
Duration: 1 hours 59 minutes
Bewakoofiyaan is a simple rom-com movie with no emotional baggage. Mohit Chaddha (Ayushmann Khurrana) is a marketing professional vying for a promotion at workplace. He is in steady love with Mayera (Sonam Kapoor), a financial brain with a great sense of fashion. Mohit is confident to win Mayera’s dad V. K. Sehgal’s heart (played by Rishi Kapoor). Life seems picture perfect for both of them until Mohit is given a pink slip soon after his promotion due to recession and economic meltdown.
The Director Nupur Asthana’s effort is to show the plight of a jobless professional, his initial “cool-confident-never mind, I would get another job” attitude to compromising with the job profile, his love life, intending to walk the aisle with the girl friend in spite of Rs. 653/- in the bank account, and above all taking the efforts during his ‘probationary period’ to impress would-be-father-in-law…
Ayushmann Khurana steals the show, he is natural, vivacious. Sonam Kapoor suits to the role of a high-flying professional. She really carries off well her branded costumes – Zara, Mango etc. and of course stylish footwears. She is not at all apologetic to admit that she earns so that she can afford various brands and live / enjoy her life, shopping, rock shows, movies, parties etc.
Rishi Kapoor as Sonam’s father does bright up the screen with his comic timings. He has displayed the attitude of an IAS officer (just-retired as well) and a protective father with great ease. He generates a great laughter, when he asks his would-be-son-in-law the attested copies of his PAN Card, Voter’s Id card, Bank Account details, Aadhar Card etc., i.e. his complete credentials. All the face-off between Rishi and Ayushmann are good moments of humour.
Music by Raghu Dixit does no wonder. This movie has six tracks with Anvita Dutt as the lyricist. The song Gulcharrey (sung by Benny Dayal & Aditi Singh Sharma) and Bewakoofiyan, the title song (sung by Raghu Dixit) are youthful (minus lyrics). Director Habib Faisal has penned down the lyrics of Khamakhaan, which is well sung by Neeti Mohan and Ayushmann Khuraana. The song Rumaani Sa (sung by Shreya Ghoshal and Mohit Chauhan) is good. Vishal Dadlani sang Aye Jigida, which is also just ok. Music could have been definitely far better.
Overall, I feel, the plot lacks the depth, probably, the intention would have been to focus on the issues very lightly.
The highlight of the movie, I must say, is the last scene. Let me not spill the beans, although the end is predictable, still it is a must-watch sweet scene.
It won’t be a Bewakoofi to watch Bewakoofiyan, a light-hearted movie.