Actor turned producer John Abraham might have taken a few years to establish himself as an actor, but as a producer, the hunky star has certainly hit a bull's eye with his maiden venture Vicky Donor. It's been a long time since a comedy flick with a feel good aura to it has hit the screens (something like the Sanjay Dutt starrer Munna Bhai MBBS) and the latest flick Vicky Donor exonerates itself on all fronts.
The story revolves around Delhi brat Vicky Arora, an 'over the top Punju' (as the female lead refers to him at one point) and Dr. Baldev Chaddha (Annu Kapoor), an infertility 'spash-list', as he calls himself. The latter is on the hunt for a healthy sperm donor and on knowing that Vicky's great grandfather had sired 19 children, the good doctor persistently hounds the 'vella' Vicky to be a donor. Though initially reluctant, Vicky finally gives in at the prospect of easy money and agrees to be a sperm donor. When he is not 'shooting his load' in a plastic container for Chaddha, Vicky works his boyish charms on bank officer Ashima Roy (Yami Gautam), who after an initial period of resistance, falls for his brash and bratty ways.
How his work as a sperm donor then interferes with his love life and creates problems for him, only to be solved at the climax forms the rest of the movie.
Like mentioned earlier, Abraham has backed a winning horse and the entire cast of the film, right from Ayushmann Khurrana to Annu Kapoor to Kamlesh Gill, who plays Vicky's sharp-tongued and modern grandmother, are an absolute treat to watch and the dialogues spoken in the typical Delhi dialect add to the humour (watch out for the scene where Vicky's mother and grandmother discuss their family life over drinks…its sure to make you guffaw loudly).
Khurrana as the Delhi brat, who gradually develops into a caring lover and husband, plays his role quite effectively, without any of the awkwardness of a debut actor. Yami Gautam too delivers her part quite satisfactorily and Annu Kapoor, a veteran actor, is priceless as the gol gappa gobbling doctor. But to be fair, the rest of the cast too exceeds expectations. Full credit goes to the casting director for picking up gems for this movie and also for the writer and director, for making a comedy film around the usually serious issue of infertility and sperm donation.
Though the second half might seem a bit more emotional and serious in nature, the director Shoojit Sircar has taken care to not go over the top with it and keeps the viewer engaged throughout the flick. The climax is a tad predictable, but there is no doubt that the feel good factor would make you smile while walking out of the cinema hall.
All in all, Vicky Donor is a highly recommended weekend indulgence!