Too sweet a ride
Film: Ferrari Ki Sawaari
Directed by: Rajesh Mapuskar
CAST: Sharman Joshi, Boman Irani
Verdict: may go down well with the kids
*Snooze off ** Grab a coffee ***Bring on the popcorn **** Don’t blink ***** Time to whistle!
With Rajkumar Hirani as the creative producer, who has also penned the dialogue, you more or less know what to expect from Ferrari Ki Sawaari — a feel-good, sweet, heart-warming film. While the film scores on the first, it goes overboard in the sugar department and falls short of being the last.
Rustom Deboo (Sharman Joshi) is a RTO clerk living a modest life with his son, an aspiring cricketer, Kayoze (Ritwik Sahore) and an embittered father, mota papa (Boman Irani). He
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A true follower of Gandhian values, Rustom leads an idealistic life. So much so that when he jumps a signal, he is the one who goes in search of the missing cop to pay a fine! The story is about Kayoze, who dreams of following in the footsteps of master blaster Sachin Tendulkar. A team captain, Kayoze is the best player in the school. It's not surprising when he is selected for a cricket camp to be held at the mecca of cricket i.e Lords but there's a hitch. He has to pay one-and-a-half-lakh as fees, which needless to say Rustom cannot afford. Earlier he has had to literally break his son's piggy bank just to buy a bat worth Rs 2800.
Enters a wedding planner Baboo didi (Seema Bhargava), who promises to lend him the amount if he can bring Sachin's Ferrari, which she has promised as part of the baraat for the corporator's son. She coaxes Rustom to speak to his father, and persuade him to ask Sachin for the car! Here, it's revealed that Mota Papa was once a famed Ranjit Trophy player whose career was thwarted by his best friend Dharmadhikari (Paresh Rawal). To Rustom's surprise Mota Papa is willing to go along with his idea of borrowing the car and thereon starts the ride with the Ferrari.
The film's plot is simple but predictable. Having said that, the film has a few sparkling moments and some of the dialogues do raise a chuckle. As for the performances, Boman Irani is brilliant as the eccentric, embittered but lovable Mota Papa. Sharman Joshi's Rustom act with a perennial smile is too sweet to digest. It looks forced and his effort to get into the character shows. He gets his opportunity to display histrionics in the climax but even that fails to impress. One had expected better from this competent actor. Seema Bhargava as the loud wedding planner provides a good comic relief.
Rajesh Mapuskar's first outing as a director is not bad but the film may go down better with the kids.
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