Nawazuddin Siddiqui as an underwear seller who turns an extortionist and then emerges as a golf champion — you have to accept that purely as a concept, Freaky Ali has a lot of potential. But the film, directed by Sohail Khan and starring Amy Jackson, can live up to it?
That is the million dollar question as the low-budget film releases this Friday with the backing of Salman Khan. The actor is promoting the film but he was refused a part in it. We will come back to it later.
Freaky Ali, in its nub, is the story of an underwear seller (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) who turns to collecting hafta after he is fired from his job of selling chaddis. But our hero will not end as yet another small-time goon for he has a talent. He can play golf, only the rich man’s game has never been in his thoughts. Once his talent is identified, he goes on to play with reigning champion, Jas Arora with a chip on his shoulder.
Arbaaz Khan and Jackie Shroff also play cameos in the film and while Arbaaz is fun, Jackie not so much. This leaves us wondering, what role was refused to Salman. It would have been interesting to see Bhai in this freaky film.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui shows his acting chops once again. You needed an actor of his mettle to make this film believable and Nawaz once again proves that he is the man for the job. Amy Jackson has a small role and we do wish she was given more screen space.