Thursday, June 5, 2014

Kuku Mathur Ki Jhand Ho Gayi

Cast: Siddhath Gupta (Kuku Mathur), Simran Kaur Mundi (Mitali), Ashish Juneja (Ronnie Gulati), Amit Sial (Prabhakar), Somesh Aggarwal (Kuku’s father), Anoop Puri (Ronnie’s grandfather), Pallavi Batra (Rosy), Siddharth Bhardwaj (Ronnie’s brother), Tanvie Parab (Maitre), Rajshree Seem (Ronnie’s mother), Baby Neha Ahuja (Chota, Kukku’s sister), Monika Kohli (Malti, Mitali’s mother), Brijendra Kala (Godman)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Direction: Aman Sachdeva
Production: Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor, Bejoy Nambiar, Sharada Trilok
Written by: Vijay Kapoor, Aman Sachdeva
Distributed by: Balaji Motion Pictures
Cinematography: Uday Singh Mohite
Editor: Bakul Matiayni
Studio: Getaway Films
Music: Mickey McCleary, Palash Sen, Anand Bajpai
Release Date: 30th May, 2014
Language: Hindi
Duration: 1 hour 49 minutes

Kuku Mathur ki Jhand Ho Gayi is a decent (means minus vulgarity) Comedy clubbed with a bit of Romance. Although this film has nothing much to offer in terms of its plot, yet the film will not give you headache, three male actors Siddharth Gupta, Amit Sial and Ashish Juneja do make this atleast a watchable movie. Contrary to the official poster of this movie, it is not a sex comedy at all, rather it projects the plight of an youngster who is in the phase of choosing a suitable career, establishing himself, proving himself etc. The movie gives the message that we may have two roadmaps to success in our lives – one path may be easier, shorter but involves crooked means and the other path may be tougher, longer, full of challenges but a true / honest path. One must go for the latter option, otherwise, success would be short-lived, success achieved through asy means may prick your conscience one-day.

This film, directed by Aman Sachdeva, is shot at Delhi. Jhand is a typical Dehlite word which means ‘taken for a ride’. Kuku Mathur (Siddharth Gupta) and Ronnie Gulati (Ashish Juneja) are great friends since childhood. Kuku comes from an ordinary service class family. His father is a government officer, who wants his son to study hard and get a good job, whereas the Gulatis run the business of sarees and dress materials.

Kuku keeps on trying his culinary skills at home who aspires to have his own restaurant one day. Both Kuku and Ronnie go to a cyber café to check their 12th class results. How Ronnie tries to persuade Yogesh (cyber Café owner) to check the results ahead of the queue by cashing on Kuku’s status as a motherless child is an enjoyable scene. Both of them have managed to score very average in 12th apart from physical education. Kuku gets scolded by his father for his low score. Ronnie, gets a surprise gift – a shop- from his grandfather –Ronnie Matching Center (for duppattas, blouse pieces and underskirts). Kuku tries for a different path to seek admission in college, but not manages to get through and ends up working as a spot boy in a shady film set. Ronnie’s getting busy with his business and not being able to turn up to spend time  / have fruit bear together, creates a deep sense of hurt / frustration in Kuku’s mind. Kuku starts feeling that his friend has changed. Ronnie snubs Kuku. A few incidents which followed thereafter create rift between Kuku and Ronnie.

Then Kuku’s cousin Prabhakar (Amit Sial) enters in the scene who has all sorts of short-cuts to achieve what he wants, devious solutions for every problem. Prabhakar steals the show with most of the lines.

Prabhakar suggests weird ideas to Kuku for starting his restaurant. And Kuku, otherwise a well-mannered person, does get influenced with his Prabhakar Bhaiya. What do Kuku and Prabhakar do? How do they manage to get money to start Kuku’s restaurant ? In what mess Kuku ends up? Is Kuku able to win his love Mitali (Simran Kaur), whom he silently loved since last 7 years, completely a one-way affair)? Does Kuku mend his ways anytime later, if yes, how?     

Romance in this movie falls flat. Certain scenes are comical: the warehouse guard’s mobile romance with his wife, Mata ka Jagaran for the whole night with parody songs, a movie titled as Facebook pe Pyar being shot, the manner in which Prabhakar takes revenge with his ex-girlfriend for marrying someone else, A Godman giving advice etc.      

Kuku Mathur ki Jhand Ho Gayi is an average entertainer, although it does convey that there are no shortcuts to success.

Rating: 2.75 / 5 (Average +)