Excel Entertainments’ ‘Fukrey’ promised to be an upbeat film set to take the male-bonding genre by storm. With new stars being introduced and heavy promotions, the movie appeared to have all the ingredients for a movie that the youth would take to. Starring Pulkit Samrat, Manjot Singh, Varun Sharma, Ali Fazal, Priya Anand, Pankaj Tripathi, Vishakha Singh and Richa Chadda in pivotal roles, the film is directed Mrighdeep Singh Lamba.
Karan Anshuman from Mumbai Mirror says in his review, “The writing often jumps time, leaving the audience lagging and playing catch-up…Fukreycaptures a similar spirit, albeit in a very different flavor and the small film experiment about life’s trivialities manages to entertain for most part.”
“The sole problem with Fukrey is that the narrative appears lengthened towards the concluding stages…It would be unfair to state that Fukrey belongs to any one actor…Watch it for the sheer novelty and uniqueness it lays on display,” says Bollywood Hungama‘s Taran Adarsh.
NDTV‘s Saibal Chatterjee expresses, “Fukreyhas neither the don۪t-care-a-fig irreverence ofDelhi Bellynor the metro-sexual chutzpah ofDil Chahta Hai(which, of course, was the first film from the stable that has producedFukrey)…For all its flaws, it۪s definitely worth a watch.”
Madhureeta Mukherjee from Times of India talks about the movie, “Mrighdeep infuses comedy throughout, subtle and fresh. The humour is finely spun in the writing and dialogues…The first-half is slow-paced, but it rips riot soon”.
Rumanna Ahmed, Yahoo! India, also gives a positive review, “Fukrey creates memorable characters and somesadi dillinostalgia but the film never really becomes more than the sum of its parts…While you might be willing to overlook the minor flaws, the payoff is not worth the wait”.
It seems that Excel Entertainment is on to a winner despite the first day being a slow one.