Ferrari Ki Sawaari Movie Review: Rajesh Mapuskar’s ‘Feel Good’ Ride
Ferrari Ki Sawaari Review - In Brief:
A father's struggle to fulfill his son's dreams sends him on a wild ride…
Ferrari Ki Sawaari Review - Story Plot:
Rustom (Sharman Joshi), a widower Parsi stays with his father Deboo (Boman Irani) and son Kayo (Ritvik Sahore) in an old world Parsi house. The son is a budding cricketer and when the son gets an opportunity to go to Lords for a cricket camp, Rustom starts struggling to come up with the fee amount of Rs. 1.5 lakhs. When all his efforts to come up with the amount fail, the 'honest to a fault' RTO clerk decides to 'borrow' cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar's swanky Ferrari for renting it out to a wedding planner for a corporator's son's wedding. How this one act to raise a fee amount manages to turn Rustom's world upside down forms the rest of the plot. In the middle of this crazy ride, Rustom also manages to melt his crusty father's heart and help him conquer his bitterness towards life at large.
Ferrari Ki Sawaari Review - Performances:
After playing second lead in most of his movies, Sharman Joshi as the good hearted and honest Rustom manages to put up a commendable performance and prove without a doubt that he is capable of carrying off a film on his shoulders. There is something very endearing about his character, who reluctantly commits a 'wrong deed' just to ensure that his son's dreams are fulfilled. In today's scenario of gray protagonists who might break the law without blinking an eyelid to get what they want or to avenge a wrongdoing, Rustom's goodness is like a breath of fresh air and one can't help but cheer at the smallest of his victories. Needless to say, Boman Irani is one of the finest actors we have today and as the crusty patriarch, who finally stands up to set things right for everyone, Irani deserves a round of applause too. What's interesting about this character is that despite his bitterness and irascible attitude, Irani's Deboo is still endearing, like a grumpy Santa Claus, perhaps. On his part, Sahore as the cricket crazy Kayo performs wonderfully. Sahore does look like a young Sachin Tendulkar (except for the lack of a curly mop) and is quite believable as the young aspiring cricketer, for whom Sachin Tendulkar is no less than any God. Paresh Rawal's cameo as the antagonist Dharmadhikari is also good enough. Moreover, like in any Vidhu Vinod Chopra flick, the supporting cast is as good as the lead characters and everyone from Seema Bhargava as the loud Punjabi wedding planner to Deepak Shirke as the bumbling security guard to the two actors who play the corporator and his son manages to impress you with their performances.
Ferrari Ki Sawaari Review - Direction:
When it comes to 'feel good' movies, the Vidhu Vinod Chopra camp has no equal and debut director Rajesh Mapuskar, who has worked as an assistant in films like Lage Raho Munnabhai and 3 Idiots, takes the legacy forward. The film has a very cheery feel to it and Mapuskar manages to make every character shine during his or her scenes. Special mention must be made of the flashback scene where Boman's past is explored. It has been captured quite beautifully and in a unique way. However, the last half hour of the movie seems a bit stretched and one feels that Mapuskar should have gracefully finished the film a bit earlier instead of dragging the plot for a few more minutes by adding unnecessary situations.
Ferrari Ki Sawaari Review - Music:
The music of the film is quite peppy and Vidya Balan's much talked about lavani number mala jau de is quite a foot-tapper though the same cannot be said for the title track, which is quite juvenile.
Ferrari Ki Sawaari Review - Final Word:
Ferrari Ki Sawaari is most definitely a great way to spend a weekend and indulge in some amused chuckles and fond smiles…