129 Min. | Comedy – Romance | March 2015
IMDB Rating: 6.8
Director: Harshavardhan Kulkarni
Staring: Radhika Apte, Gulshan Devaiah, Veera Saxena
Hunterrr Review: Highlight of Hunterrr is the way the topic has been dealt and how we share it with others. Gulshan Devaiah as Mandar Ponkshe (Vasu) is fun to watch. Radhika and Sai are impeccable. Supporting star cast along with it make it brilliant. Watch out for characters like Mandar’s two cousins. The non-linear screenplay is fun, chronicling the protagonist’s life from his childhood days when a naughty Mandar starts responding to his “other basic needs” to the days when he visits the video parlor shops to the college days when flings and scoring are all the rage. These sequences are shot beautifully with montages that streamline the story marvelously. Hunterrr throws light about the perils of two distinct features, one, the danger of indulging in an extra-marital affair, and two, the complexities of pre-matrimony when dealing with an eventful past becomes a problem amongst the to-be-bride-groom.
Hunterrr amazes one to learn that the writers have sampled original references in their fiction which makes it look like it is a real deal. One can easily relate to the character if he’s being true to himself. Let clarify, Hunterrr doesn’t break the taboo, instead it tries to permit and attach it to a normal life. Of course, adults are not very present in this mission, otherwise the case would’ve been different. Sex will always be a taboo in India, but it is out of the scope of this review. Although, there’s a paradigm shift in the story when the joys of sex comedy turns into a drama about relationships. Maybe it was intended, but there is a chance that the audience, divided into two, may receive it rather critically. It will appeal the niche audience, the type that will be able to relate with the characters, but unfortunately even the drama may not entice the majority rest of the audience, for the screenplay doesn’t offer what it may have promised. Nudity and actual sex are only suggestive and people expecting these may not be able to appreciate the psychology.
Retro music and songs, great camera work, and amazing dialogs are the highlights of this comic venture that is not as sleazy as it advocates to be. Gulshan Devaiah is excellent and totally into the character. Supporters Radhika Apte and Sai Tamhankar are very good. In fact, the whole cast do a very good job. Because they are directed well, Hunterrr will never bore you. Hunterrr helps Bollywood transcend into a new level, and could even be called the pioneer of this genre which must be watched in order to be appreciated. This has been the behavior of censor board these days but very happy that the content of Hunterrr got passed. Directed by Harshavardhan Kulkarni who is the real hero here, Hunterrr will make a mark of its own with the youth as they will relate more to Hunterrr. Overall, Hunterrr is an excellent film.