A few days back I posted this on my Facebook wall – “How is one supposed to leave his brain behind while watching a movie? This is one art I have tried to master numerous times and failed miserably.”

Everyone thought I might have seen Housefull 2.

Well, I am glad that I went to see Vicky Donor despite all my apprehensions because I laughed, not because I had paid 200 bucks for the ticket and had no other option. And the feeling was running throughout the crowd sitting with me. Everyone was enjoying the movie as if they were thankful that they were not forcing themselves to laugh. I heard a lot of claps and whistles too which are quite rare nowadays.

The movie tells the story of an unemployed youth Vicky (played by Ayushmann Khurrana) who is chased by doctor Baldev Chaddha (played by Annu Kapoor) who has a fertility clinic and is desperately in need of a super good sperm donor. He accidentally meets Vicky and convinces him to donate his sperms. What happens next and how ironical Vicky’s own life turns out to be is the story.

I have always underlined the fact that the most important actor in a movie is its story. The issues raised in this movie was a serious one. It was about how our society looks down upon sperm donors. How people have misconception about the whole process and what it entails. Even though the topic was a serious one, at no point the movie turns into a documentary. It never misses its funny undertone. Of course there are a few glitches but you won’t get much time to think over them.

There are so many small nuances in a movie which elevates the whole product and this movie is filled with them. The scenes between Vicky’s mother and grandmother are the soul of this movie and extremely hilarious. Annu Kapoor is perfect as Baldev Chaddha and I especially liked the sperm hanging in his car (I am still laughing when I am writing this). Vicky’s love angle played by Yami Gautam brings with her the side-splitting clashes between her Bong family and Vicky’s loud Punjabi family. It’s not only the actors who bring life to the movie but the dialogues too, which set the impeccable mood of the movie.

The movie turns a bit serious in the second half but it doesn’t drag and the climax will touch your heart. Ayushmann and Yami Gautam are consummate performers and are really good, well supported by the rest of the cast.

This was an extremely enjoyable movie for me. And I say this about Bollywood movies as much as you have seen Manmohan Singh open his mouth. Which is not very often. Go and enjoy yourself.

Rating – 4/5

About the Author:

Amit Sharma is the Author of fiction novel False Ceilings published by Lifi Publications in January 2016.
Amit always keeps a book and a portable reading light in his bag (much to the amusement of his fellow travellers). His other hobbies include watching world cinema, travelling, staring at hills, digging into various cuisines, cooking, listening to music, painting, blogging, making his daughter laugh and helping his wife with her unnecessary and prolonged shopping.
He is currently working on his Second novel which is a thriller.

26 Comments

  1. Indian Homemaker April 23, 2012 at 4:20 am - Reply

    I too watched this movie and loved it!! It was amazing how a serious issue and message (many messages!) was conveyed without being boring or preachy.

    • Amit April 23, 2012 at 2:27 pm - Reply

      Yes, I did not want to put spoilers here so stopped myself from writing a lot of things. This is what cinema should be. Simple and yet so powerful.

  2. kanagu April 23, 2012 at 4:29 am - Reply

    A good review for a movie from you after long time.. Will try to watch this one 🙂 🙂 the storyline seems to be something different.

    • Amit April 23, 2012 at 2:27 pm - Reply

      Thanks Kanagu. Yes, you must watch this one. 🙂

  3. Ashwathy April 23, 2012 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    Oh damn!! Was it this good? Should definitely go for it then….
    I was apprehensive as to how they would deal with a topic like this. Looks like they have done a fine job, considering YOU of all people liked it!

    • Amit April 24, 2012 at 12:50 pm - Reply

      Yes it is good. After Kahani, I really liked this one.
      //considering YOU of all people liked it!
      I think I should go slow on my Bollywood bashing. 🙂

      • Ashwathy April 27, 2012 at 5:33 pm

        I loved Kahani…all out 🙂
        I m catching this one this weekend! 😀 Yay!

      • Amit April 27, 2012 at 7:00 pm

        Good Good. Let me know how it was!

      • Ashwathy April 30, 2012 at 10:29 pm

        Saw it. Loved it.
        Well worth the money spent.
        That’s some amazing sensitivity brought into a topic such as this. And yet it’s an entertaining movie as well.
        Annu Kapoor was a delight to watch. 😀

      • Amit May 2, 2012 at 2:00 pm

        Yes, they were walking a very thin line between a documentary and vulgarity and they came out beautifully. I hope they win some well deserving awards.

      • Ashwathy May 2, 2012 at 2:44 pm

        Saw ‘Avengers’ yesterday. Awaiting your review on that! 🙂

      • Amit May 2, 2012 at 5:16 pm

        Ash, I think Avengers was awesome. I will give it a 4.5/5. I loved it. 🙂
        I won’t be writing a review though because I am working on another post. 😀

  4. Smitha May 14, 2012 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    Have to watch this movie now. Have heard so much about it!

    You liked avengers? I cursed husband for dragging me to watch it 🙁

    • Amit May 14, 2012 at 7:51 pm - Reply

      Yes, yes you must. I have seen it twice. 🙂
      Now come on! Avengers was awesome! It is one of the best Superhero movies ever made.
      I guess you do not like superhero movies. 🙁

      • Smitha May 14, 2012 at 7:53 pm

        I do like superhero movies – but perhaps it was an overdose of superheros 🙂 And I actually liked the villian more than the superheros 🙂

      • Amit May 14, 2012 at 8:04 pm

        I think it was the humour that worked for me finally. And seeing everyone together was thrilling as well. I loved the climax between Loki and Hulk, the funny war of words between Ironman and Captain America.

      • Smitha May 14, 2012 at 8:06 pm

        The humour was the only redeeming bit 🙂

  5. Punam J R May 21, 2012 at 2:46 pm - Reply

    I watched the movie and loved it.. the whole concept was very deftly executed and portrayed in a mature way. I think movies like Kahani and this one, actually might save the sinking Bollywood scenario.. I am not able to appreciate any movies that have come out lately, and these two really perked things up.

    • Amit May 21, 2012 at 2:58 pm - Reply

      I agree. I think Paan Singh Tomar was also an outstanding movie which should get its due. I am happy with what Bollywood has churned out this year.

  6. Dr Roshan Radhakrishnan May 22, 2012 at 3:18 am - Reply

    totally agree with you.. the story was king here. thats what made it so enjoyable. Just loved the various characters.

    • Amit May 22, 2012 at 1:07 pm - Reply

      Yes and it shows that we have talent. If big production houses start backing up such movies, the face of our cinema will change in a few years.

  7. […] Just watched the movie. Awesome concept and the sensitive subject has been very well executed. All songs are melodious and catchy. I liked this one and ‘Mar Jaiyan’ the most. You can read an excellent review of the movie at Amit’s blog ‘Mashed Musings’. […]

  8. Reema June 18, 2012 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    I watched the movie v late..just yday 🙂 liked it!

  9. The Girl Next Door July 27, 2012 at 4:01 pm - Reply

    Lovely review! 🙂
    I watched the movie too, and watched it. It was hilarious… a serious concept presented beautifully without becoming too preachy. Enjoyed it thoroughly.. In spite of the subject, there was no vulgarity in the movie at any point.
    I think this is the only movie I have really enjoyed this year, after Kahaani. Not that I saw many. 🙂

    • Amit July 27, 2012 at 5:05 pm - Reply

      Yes, I agree. Simple movie and well executed. I and Geet loved it and then we dragged my mom to see it with us. She loved it too.
      Yes, Kahani, Vicky Donor and Paan Singh Tomar are the three best movies which came out this year. I am eagerly awaiting Barfi now.

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