MUMBAIKAR is a poor present

Mumbaikar Assessment {2.0/5} & Assessment Score

MUMBAIKAR is the story of a gaggle of madcap characters in a loopy metropolis. A younger chap (Vikrant Massey) aspires to be a cop like his maternal uncle, Sangram Shinde (Sachin Khedekar). He’s in love with Ishita (Tanya Maniktala) and when he learns {that a} goon goes to hurt her, he teaches him a pleasant lesson, with out worrying in regards to the penalties. Within the course of, one other younger chap (Hridhu Haroon), who’s simply landed in Mumbai, will get into hassle. One other simpleton who has simply arrived in Mumbai is Manu (Vijay Sethupathi). He aspires to be a gangster and joins a gang. He’s requested to kidnap a toddler named Rahul Jhunjhunwala. He enters his college however mistakenly kidnaps Rahul Patil, the son of the dreaded gangster Prabalkant Patil aka PKP (Ranvir Shorey). What occurs subsequent varieties the remainder of the movie.

MUMBAIKAR is the official remake of the 2017 Tamil movie, MAANAGARAM. Amit Joshi and Aradhana Sah’s story has all the trimmings of a perfect comedian caper. Himanshu Singh’s screenplay is weak. The movie ought to have been funnier. Nonetheless, the laughs are few and much between. Himanshu Singh’s dialogues work solely in some scenes.

Santosh Sivan’s path just isn’t upto the mark. There’s not a lot of again tales given and therefore, the characters and their conflicts appear superficial. Additionally, related movies with this type of setup like LOOTCASE [2020], SHOR IN THE CITY [2011], DELHI BELLY [2011] and many others have set a benchmark when it comes to writing and execution. MUMBAIKAR pales behind, compared. Merely displaying characters bumping into one another for dramatic impact doesn’t work. In reality, with no robust script, this bit seems to be very unconvincing.

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On the optimistic facet, a couple of scenes stand out. The scene the place Manu kidnaps Rahul is sort of humorous as additionally the response of the gang members after they notice that they’ve kidnapped the son of a dreaded gangster. Secondly, the 123-minute-long movie doesn’t bore in any respect.

Talking of performances, Vikrant Massey is sort of good, as anticipated. Vijay Sethupathi is one of the best a part of the movie. It is due to him that the movie is likeable. Ranvir Shorey is ok at finest. Tanya Maniktala is beautiful and has an excellent display screen presence. Hridhu Haroon does effectively in his debut. Sachin Khedekar, Sanjay Mishra (cab driver) and Brijendra Kala (constable) are reliable. The actors enjoying the gang members, Rahul Jhunjhunwala and the acid attacker have been okay.

All songs of the movie like ‘Mahi Mere’, ‘Chhuppan Chhuppai’ and ‘Hone De’ are forgettable and needlessly pressured. Salil Amrute’s background rating is nothing particular both. Santosh Sivan’s cinematography is first-rate. Sham Kaushal’s motion is unexciting. Jyoti Madnani Singh’s costumes are reasonable. Dilip Damodar’s enhancing is sharp.

On the entire, MUMBAIKAR is a poor present as a consequence of its weak writing and execution.