Bollywood stars are apparently turning obsolete, and this gets evident from the fact that more big banners are backing projects with relative newcomers. 'Script is the King' and that's the mantra that producer duo Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani stand by, as they have managed to produce a great story and have lined-up an ensembled cast, and this is what makes 'Fukrey' interesting.
Hunny (Pulkit Samrat) and Choocha (Varun Sharma) are two 'bro-buddies'. Both are not interested in academic studies and just spend most of their time dilly-dallying around Delhi.
Hunny calls Choocha a hen that gives a golden egg, as every night Choocha gets a dream which is interpreted by Hunny into a 'lottery number' the next morning, and they somehow win each time and make money which covers their daily expenses.
Zafar (Ali Fazal) is a sincere musician, who has been trying to make it big for the past six years; his fiancé Neetu Singh (Vishakha Singh) supports Zafar to start with, but the two part ways as Zafar chooses music over Neetu.
Lali (Manjot Singh) is trying to impress a school friend, who starts ignoring him after getting into Delhi's top college. In order to win her back, Lali decides to bribe the college with donation to get admission in the same college.
Panditji (Pankaj Tripathi) works at the college, and he ends up taking the four boys to lady don Bholi Punjaban (Richa Chadda) upon Hunny's insistance. Bholi is a high profile madam, who supplies prostitutes to politicians and drugs to the rich spoilt kids in Delhi, and she agrees to invest as the 'Fukras' promise her big bucks.
However, the gamble fails and now, Bholi wants her money back at any cost.
'Fukrey’ is director Mrighdeep Singh Lamba's second movie, and he manages to capture the mindset of the youth really well. The performances that Lamba has managed to extract from his cast are at par with the act of any established Bollywood star.
The fact that Lamba has co-written the screenplay with Vipul Vig, reflects on the screen as the flow of the movie is in sync with the script. Ram Sampath's music is outstanding and it adds to the punch in the movie to a great extent as the songs are played in pieces throughout the movie. Vipul Vig has written a very original and creative story.
Richa Chadda is the star of the movie; from the commanding entry, to her powerful dialogues, to great expressions; she manages to impress. First 'Gangs of Wasseypur' and now 'Fukrey', Richa is marching strong in Bollywood.
Out of the four boys, Pulkit Samrat shines the most; he has the 'hero' qualities and he looks good, dances well and most importantly has that 'attitude' that differentiates a star from an actor.
Varun Sharma has great comic timing; he is funny every time he narrates his dream and the way he expresses his love and dances for Bholi is hilarious. Ali Fazal acts quite genuinely and you certainly feel his pain. Manjot is amusing; he comes across strong in two scenes – the bus, and later the interaction with the beggar.
Pankaj Tripathi does a great job. Priya Anand and Vishakha Singh have limited scope, but the girls do their best.
'Fukrey' is all about the youth who want to reap gains without undergoing much pain, and the movie will certainly do good among today's fast-paced generation.
With kids getting back to school and colleges after their summer break, it's a good time for friends to bond over 'Fukrey'.