It’s probably one of the disastrous rom-coms of the year – clearly worth a miss
Ever since I heard that Barun Sobti, who had quit his popular daily soap for better prospects, has signed a film – I have been eagerly waiting to see it. In fact, the telly actor is the only reason I agreed to review Main Aur Mr Riight.
What is it about?
The plot revolves around Ms Perfectionist Aliya Raj (Shenaz Treasurywala) who is a casting director in search of her Mr Right. Aliya is single and her friends constantly keep pressurising her to get hitched by shoving their ‘perfect’ relationships under her nose. Fed up of the constant pressure, she blindly picks a photograph of an aspiring actors from her purse and shows it to her friends as her boyfriend – who is her supposed Mr Right. Enter Sukhi (Barun Sobti) who in reality is the complete opposite of what Aliya is looking for in her man. Nonetheless, Aliya trains Sukhi to walk, sit, talk, eat and behave in public. When her friends meet him, they are impressed by Sukhi, who is now called Hredhaan from London. The end is quite predictable.
Barun Sobti delivers an earnest performance. If he picks the right project, I am sure he will be taken seriously and be offered good roles. Every phase in the story is showcased by actors auditioning and narrating what will happen next – which is something that kept me in splits.Shenaz Treasurywala may not be a great actress, but is well styled. Keeping the relationships between all the couples as real as possible was one of the other things that I liked. At least the director - Adeeb Rais didn’t sugarcoat the truth of relationships in the current times.
Except Barun, every other actor in the movie needs to go back to the basics of acting, including Shenaz Treasurywala . The actress seems to be still stuck in her Ishq Vishk days (her debut film). The director seemed obsessed with skin show.. The songs weren’t catchy and the choreography was amateurish. The inclusion of the yesteryear song Yaar bina chain kaha re from Anil Kapoor and Amrita Singh’s Saheb seemed unnecessary and completely forced. They tried to lift the scene from the original movie and failed miserably. The whole story is predictable right from the start, but then again the makers had warned me that the movie is nothing new but just made from the heart.
Without Barun, there is clearly nothing to see in the film and hence recommended only if you are a Sobti fan. If not, Main Aur Mr Riight is definitely not for you. And it should never be featured among rom-com movies.
1.5 out of 5
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