119 Min | Romance – Comedy – Drama | March 2014
IMDB Rating: 5.8
Director: Nupur Asthana
Starring: Ayushmann Khurrana, Sonam Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor
Bewakoofiyaan Review: It is a romantic comedy directed by Nupur Asthana, starring Ayushmann Khurana, Sonam Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor, in the lead roles. Bewakoofiyaan revolves around Mohit Chadda (Ayushmann Khurana) who’s the Senior Executive Marketing Manager at an airline company, and is engaged to Mayera (Sonam Kapoor). Life seems great, until he meets Mayera’s father, who’s interested in money more than love. And the whole situation becomes worse when Mohit gets fired from his job during recession.
Bewakoofiyaan, inspite of facing cold responses from critics upon watching the trailer, is quite a watchable film. The plot is extremely predictable and seems copied from several romantic comedies involving the father’s hand in marriage. However, the one factor that makes Bewakoofiyaan very different is the reality check it offers about modern relationships. Most romantic films involve everything being just fine; however, Bewakoofiyaan, set in the backdrop of the Great Recession, offers a very realistic view of how money indeed is necessary for a relationship to work. Habib Faisal, who has written scripts for several great films like Band Bajaa Baraat, Ishaqzaade and Do Dooni Chaar, fails to stick one point. Case and point, he was trying to include the financial point of view of a relationship along with the idea of the main character impressing the father of his soulmate. The film would have been a lot better if it just stuck to one topic only.
The acting is quite good. Ayushmann Khurana offers an extremely good performance as a short-tempered, egoistic bankrupt man, and Rishi Kapoor offers a great performance, as always. Sonam Kapoor still needs a bit work in terms of her acting. Her fashion sense is extraordinary, however, after showing how well she can act in films like Raanjhanaa and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, she returns back to her earlier performance that does not show any improvement, whatsoever. That being said, Bewakoofiyaan is watchable as well for its great performances and chemistry between the two main actors. In conclusion, Bewakoofiyaan is just a one-time watch. As the name suggests, it is quite stupid to give it an entertaining screenplay; fortunately, it doesn’t go over-the-top. It could’ve been much better though, but since it fails to do, it is quite forgettable. But if you are looking for quite a fun timepass at the movies, Bewakoofiyaan is the film you’re looking for.
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