(The prediction of this movie was written before its release. But since this website was down for some days, it wasn't possible to publish it then. Thank you.)
Director: Rajesh Mapuskar
Producer(s): Vidhu Vinod Chopra Productions
Writer(s): Vidhu Vinod Chopra-Rajesh Mapuskar (Screenplay) and Rajkumar Hirani (Dialogues)
Cast: Sharman Joshi, Ritwik Sahore, Boman Irani, Seema Pahwa, Satyadeep Misra
Star Value: Sharman Joshi is a famous name, especially after his act in 3 Idiots. But since this is his first solo hero film, the producers can’t rely on him to get a very good opening. Apart from him, Boman Irani is the only known name. Hence, the star value for Ferrari Ki Sawaari is low.
Hype: The hype for the film has been descent. Although there isn’t too much of pre-release excitement, there is surely some eagerness among the masses to watch the film.
Music: Since Ferrari Ki Sawaari doesn’t have much scope for songs, its music hasn’t been famous. Vidya Balan’s item number ‘Mala Jau De’, the title song and ‘Mara Re Sixer’ are somewhat known.
Ferrari Ki Sawari will get an average opening. It will be the kind of film which, if appreciated initially, will slowly climb the ladder at the box-office. Made at a budget of Rs 20 crore, it should make the producers happy if that happens.
Rating: * * *
Over the last few years, Vidhu Vinod Chopra's banner has been highly successful in churning out heartwarming films with good humour. Their latest offering Ferrari Ki Sawari, which, although not as superior as their two mega hits Munna Bhai films and 3 Idiots, is surely another heart-warmer from the banner that surely deserves a watch for its simplicity, both in the story and treatment.
The film has a number of scenes that move as well as delight. Watch out for the scene where Sharman pays a fine for crossing red signal. The brisk pace of the narration is another plus point. But what stops Rajesh Mapuskar's debut from being an outstanding effort is the way the story gets complicated when it nears the climax.
First time as a solo hero, Sharman Joshi gives an outstanding performance. Debutant child actor Ritwik Sahore amazes with a mature act while Boman Irani is brilliant. The film is wonderfully supported by the rest of the supporting cast.
Overall, Ferrari Ki Sawaari proves that if a meaningful story is narrated in an honest and simple manner, you don't need the so-called big stars.
(As I reviewed Ferrari Ki Sawaari for a magazine, I can't post the same on my blog. Hence, I came up with this shortened review.)