"Fatso" Leaves A Smile On Your Face
Ranvir Shorey is too good, he delivers an honest and gritty performance, Gul Panag fits the bill, script is crisp and Rajat Kapoor as director keeps the proceedings tight
2nd half drags a bit at places, film takes time to warm up
Watch it for sensible & warm comedy in times of nonsensical 100 cr flicks
The basic storyline revolves around Nandini (Gul Panag) and Navin (Purab Kohli), who are in love and are all set to get married.
Navin goes out with his friend Sudeep (Ranvir Shorey) on a trip before his marriage where he dies in an accident. The angels take Navin's soul to heaven where he discovers that he has become the victim of a clerical error. The angels were supposed to pick up the soul of the hugely overweight Sudeep, but they made a mistake and brought Navin's soul. Now, the god of death wants to salvage his mistake, and thus he decides to return Navin's soul to the earth. However, the body of Navin is already dead, so his soul has to live in Sudeep's body.
This generates a very interesting situation where Sudeep, who is actually Navin's new disguise, has to woo Nandini all over again.
Film has poignant moments and its racy script does not delve too much on trivial issue which keeps you interested. If "Mithya" was good then this is a sure shot winner from director Rajat Kapoor. He shows his command over medium and does justice to writing. The script is different and has interesting premise but the performance of Ranvir Shorey and direction lift the film further. Gul Panag looks delicious and plays her part well. Purab Kohli is impressive as always in brief appearance but one wonders why can't we see him often on celluloid.
Overall film is a treat for multiplex audience though it might struggle at box office due to mammoth release of "Jannat 2" and super hit "Avengers". But still film will get its audience for sure.
Go give this slim budget comedy a fatso hug, a tight one!