More drama, less comedy!
After two hit movies in row, 'Delhi Belly' and 'Go Goa Gone', Vir Das has finally managed to make a place in Bollywood after trying for seven long years. And now, it's time to see if he has what it takes to pull a solo hero project.
'Sooper Se Ooper' is all about Vir Das as he is the star attraction and many of his fans are eagerly waiting to see what's in store for them.
Ranvir (Vir Das) is in financial crisis and the only way to come out of it is by selling his ancestral property in Bandra, the posh suburb in Mumbai. So Vir heads to Rajasthan to look for his long lost Mama who has to issue a NOC, after which he can sell the property.
Ranvir goes hunting in Rajasthan for his Mama Madhoo Singh Rathore (Gulshan Grover) who dresses in red langot.
While in the village, Vir meets gaon ki gori Gulabo (Kirti Kulhari) and then starts a romance.
Kukki Kukerja (Deepak Dobriyal), straight-out-of-the-seventies construction contractor, has eyes set on Ranvir's ancestral property. The drama shuffles between Mumbai and Rajasthan.
Vir Das puts up a good show, however, a weak screenplay does not do justice to his histrionics. The film is only likeable because of Vir. Once he is out of the equation, the movie gets mundane.
Gulshan Grover gives an average performance and for all those expecting a great act will be disappointed. Kirti Kulhari is impressive and she looks pretty. Mohan Kapoor delivers a great performance. Deepak Dobriyal does justice to his character.
Director Kitoo Ghosh serves a half baked pie. The characters are strong and the plot is interesting, but after a point you can make out the movie is going nowhere.
While the movie appears to be a comedy, it is more of a drama and that's what is misleading. If a few more doses of comedy were introduced then the movie would have definitely been more entertaining.
A great star cast is wasted and the movie could have really been 'Sooper se bhi Ooper' only if the screenplay was interesting.