Sunday, 15 June 2014

Movie Review - FUGLY

Director Kabir Sadanand's fourth film Fugly had potential but the film is riddled with improbabilities which does it in. The inconsistent narrative leaves you tearing you hair for being subjected to a film which starts promisingly and then meanders, struggling its way to a climax in a wannabe Rang De Basanti fashion. Before that for a while it tries to be a buddy flick a la Dil Chahta Hai and then traps itself into a Shaitaan like situation.    

The film's plot of Dev (Mohit Marwah), Gaurav (Vijender Singh), Aditya (Arfi Lamba) and Devi (Kiara Advani) being blackmailed by Inspector Chautala for several lakhs of rupees to keep them away from prison was an interesting premise. Whatever happens after that makes this film highly unbelievable and in some places laughable.
A TV reporter lands inside an ICU to record the truth from a man who is critically ill. At another point a cop lands inside the ICU of a plush hospital to kill the critically ill man. Then there are scenes where the four youngsters are forced to organize some farmhouse parties where songs like Good in bed are belted out. By now you have lost interest in the proceedings and you are looking forward to the film's end. When that happens, you heave a sigh of relief.
The four young actors do not leave much of a mark with their acting abilities in a script which is befuddled with hackneyed plot points and unimpressive dialogues. Jimmy Sheirgill is the only actor who manages to leave an impact with his dunk-on-power Haryanvi cop act.  
Fugly could have been a better film but in spite of its noble Rang De Basanti intentions it is nothing but frubbish.

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