December 12, 2014 10:19:01 am
Main Aur Mr Riight review
Star Cast: Shenaz Treasurywala, Barun Sobti
Director: Adeeb Rais
Miss Perfect looking for Mr Right: standard rom com schtick gets played out in ‘Main Aur Mr Riight, with a couple of nice touches, but it never lifts off the screen.
Aliya (Shenaz Treasurywala) is a Bollywood casting agent with not a hair out of place, nor a crease in her dress. Her search takes her through fruitless dates with artless men to no, as they say, avail.
Clearly, she is ripe for the ‘opposites attract’ cliche, and when struggling actor Sukhi (Barun Sobti) shows up in her office with a hearty Punjabi accent and crude sense of humour, we know where this is headed.
Subscriber Only Stories
This takes more than two long hours which leave us impatient. In between there are conversations between Aliya and her pals — couples going through commitment issues, incipient fatherhood issues, and so on— but except for a few sequences, everything seems scripted, and silly.
And the film takes the leading lady’s job description a bit too seriously, by giving us endless takes of strugglers trying their hand at ‘acting’. We end up, like her, grimacing and clutching her head.
I liked that Shenaz Treasurywala‘s character is allowed to have a little thing with a guy in their group, and that a lonely wife moves on with a former love, leaving the always busy-busy spouse to his devices. Sobti gets the hungry-actor look right, but the smiley Treasurywala needed to be deeper.
So did the film.
One and a half stars
📣 Join our Telegram channel (The Indian Express) for the latest news and updates
- The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.