Shenaz And Barun Make It Watchable
By Joginder Tuteja, MovieTalkies.com, 13 December 2014
A film which isn't quite perfectly right but still has its moments, Main Aur Mr Riight is a romcom that over stays its welcome by around 30 minutes. Now if only the film would have been crisp and snappy, it could well have turned out to be an even better urban affair that explores relationships amongst Gen. X. Having said that, there is an underlying message in there about being happy and finding contentment with the one around you, something that it succeeds in conveying well.
A female version of Amit Sahni Ki List that released a few weeks back, MAMR is about a casting director Shenaz Treasurywala who is so fascinated about finding someone perfect in the auditions that she expects her real life beau to be 10 out of 10 as well. Enters a Punjabi struggler (Barun Sobti) in her life with whom she starts a relationship of convenience, only to find out that life has a lot more to offer if one accepts the flaws with as much grace as the goodies that comes along with it.
Director Adeeb Rais chooses the right subject, albeit he is constrained by the fact that the film arrives a couple of years too late. This kind of romcom had its genesis in films like Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Naa and Jhootha Ho Sahi to name a couple. Hence in current times the freshness factor isn't exactly there.