Friday, 9th September 11:00 AM IST
Nawazuddin is Saving Grace Of Half Baked Drama Freaky Ali
Nawaruddh is superb, couple of jokes, sharp editing
boring music, Amy Jackson to Arbaaz to Jackie all sleepwalk
Watch it only for Nawazuddin
Sohail Khan has given one decent and handful flops so that makes for a very scary record. Nawazuddin is flavor of the season as he can lift a film with his performance but this is his first outing as solo load in w commercial sort of film.
Plot is interesting. Film is the story of an underwear seller (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) who turns to collecting hafta after he is fired from his job of selling chaddis. But our hero will not end as yet another small-time goon for he has a talent. He can play golf, only the rich man’s game has never been in his thoughts. Once his talent is identified, he goes on to play with reigning champion, Peter (Jas Arora) with a chip on his shoulder. Maqsood Bhai (Arbaaz Khan) and Jackie Shroff also play cameos in the film and while Arbaaz is fun, Jackie not so much. This leaves us wondering, what role was refused to Salman. It would have been interesting to see Bhai in this freaky film.
Film has decent plot but screenplay gets confused as it swings between a preachy good soul film to entertainer - a wannabe Hirani film. Songs are flat and performances are below par except of lead actor.
Performance wise, Nawazuddin is outstanding. He makes you root for him and keeps you glued to screen with right mixture of humor and emotions. Arbaaz Khan, Amy Jackson, Jas Arora and Nkitin Dheer are disappointing.
Film has crisp editing. Background music is cliche. Cinematography is decent, production design is authentic and costumes are misfit. Music is bore.
Director Sohail Khan again delivers half baked film which goes no where after initial idea which was exciting. Despite great performer in lead, he lets down as director.
Film released today and will open low but should grow over weekend only if it manages good reviews;
Go for this if you have not seen earlier Sohail Khan films!