Made In China Movie Review: Rajkummar Rao and Boman Irani Cook An Interesting Magic Soup Together On Entrepreneurship And Sex Education
Made In China, which is directed by Mikhil Musale and produced by Maddock Film has the right take on spreading awareness about sexual education among the sexually uneducated Indians. The word 'sex' has always been avoided and considered to be a taboo among the Indians. The movie shames such mentalities and orthodox beliefs still prevalent among the conservative Indians with perfection. The film has also given us a broader prospect about the ugliness to which businessmen associate themselves to be successful business strategist and millionaires.
The protagonists of the film are Rajkummar Rao, Mouni Roy, Paresh Rawal and Boman Irani. The story revolves around the main protagonist Rajkummar Rao playing the character of Raghu, a struggling and an upcoming Gujarati businessman who fails with his each and every big ideas to convert them into successful businesses. After working hard in finding a business opportunity, the actor finally ends up having doors open for him in China wherein he has a partnership with a Chinese businessman who wants to rule over the Indian and Chinese market through his product, an 'Aphrodiasic'. 'An Aphrodiasic' is a sex stimulant in the form of either capsule or powder which increase the sexual stamina among men. The Aphrodisiac is known as 'Magic Soup', a powdered sex stimulant. The kind of culture shaming Rajkummar Rao's character goes through from the society as well as family members to undertake business in such a so called shameful industry. Also being a businessman of an 'Aphrodisiac' makes him a prey of court and law. The film's story revolves around these focal points.
Rajkummar Rao, who plays the role of a Gujarati Businessman Raghu Mehta has completely got into the skin of his character by nailing the Gujarati accent with perfection. Mouni Roy who plays his love interest, Rukmani Mehta could have performed better. But the actress maintained a right balance between simplicity and modernness between her attires as well as thought process. The actress has a fiery chemistry with Rajkummar Rao. Boman Irani, who plays the role of a Sexologist, Dr. Vardhi has definitely tickled the fans funny bones with his quirky take on sex taboos and has left an imprint on our minds with his powerful dialogues. Paresh Rawal doesn't have much of screenspace as compared to the starcast, but he has still left an impression with his funny way of mentoring Rajkummar Rao towards attaining success in life. The camaraderies shared between Rajkummar Rao and Boman Irani as well as Rajkummar Rao and Paresh Rawal give them the title of 'ideal student mentor relationship'.
The film's dialogues were relevant according to the social cause. Even though there were some cheap comedy in the dialogues, but that did bring the fans in splits of laughter and was a balance to it's too informative story. The dialogues which were penned down specially to put down all the taboos people associate with 'sex' is thought peovoking. The film's screenplay and direction could have been a little more crisp in the aspect of Rajkummar Rao going through the journey of a successful businessman.
The film's locations are based around Ahemdabad and China. The locations have been properly picked keeping the film's stoyline into consideration. There aren't much music tracks in the film but the three songs are too dynamic in themselves to compensate the scarcity of songs. The two of the songs, 'Sanedo', 'Odhani' having a festive vibe attached to it, thats Garba an integral part of the Gujarati culture blends in very well with the film's context. The song's energetic beats definitely pumps up everyone with enthusiasm. The third song, 'Valam' shows the old school romance between Rajkummar and Mouni.
The film's plotpoints are not properly woven together as there are two separate stories which could have been combined together in a better manner. Keeping all these points into consideration, I give it a rating of 3 out of 5 Stars. This Diwali would definitely enlighten everyone's horizons towards sex education with the film's remarkable story.