119 Min | Comedy | April 2013
IMDB Rating: 6.0
Director: Rohan Sippy
Starring: Ayushmann Khurrana, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Pooja Salvi
Nautanki Saala Review: Nautanki Saala is a romantic-comedy film starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Kunal Roy Kapur, Pooja Salvi and Gaelyn Mendonca. It is directed by Rohan Sippy and produced by Rohit Sippy. Nautanki Saala revolves around the life of Ram Parmar (Ayushmann Khurrana), preferably called RP. He is an actor who works in a Ramayana play called Raavan, directed by him. One day after his show, he’s on his way home where he comes across Mandar Lele (Kunal Roy Kapur) committing suicide in the middle of the road by hanging himself. In a quick heroic act, RP manages to save him, and comes to realize that Mandar is a very depressed person and feels that he’s a burden to God and on Earth.
Ram Parmar’s a very pessimistic person. He also finds out that Mandar is depressed due to a recent break-up with a girl named Nandini (Pooja Salvi) who he loves very much. Feeling sorry for Mandar, RP decides to help him out, thus beginning a huge friendship between the two. Performance-wise, even though Ayushmann Khurrana is our big star in Nautanki Saala. He played his role so well. The way he expressed his comedy, his emotions, it was really great. Pooja Salvi did a pretty decent job. Not the best but it’s pretty decent. Gaelyn Mendonca’s acting was just background. It was unnecessary but just had to be there due to the plot. The replay value is a few times, but its not extraordinary so you are bound to get sick of it at some time.
Nautanki Saala proves that ‘The Sensible Comedy Movies’ are back. For the past couple of months we have been experiencing a couple of wacky, slapstick movies that are humorous yet mindless. Nautanki Saala proves that a movie doesn’t need to have a bad story and a bunch of meaningless jokes for the audience to laugh. Nautanki Saala manages to achieve a good story line, jokes related to the matter and which actually make sense. With films like Jolly LLB and Nautanki Saala, lets just hope with get more like these and maybe an occasional Chashme Baddoor and a Mere Dad Ki Maruti but definitely not a Himmatwala.