Sunday, 17 June 2012

Ferrari Ki Sawaari

Director: Rajesh Mapuskar
Cast: Sharman Joshi, Boman Irani, Ridvik Sahor
Writers: Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Rajesh Mapsukar
Genre: Drama

When a father tears his house down to gather every bit of money just to buy his proficient son a cricket bat, you know you are in for a heart-warming drama. Under the experienced eyes of Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Ferrari Ki Sawaari promises perfection in the beginning but settles for mediocrity as the reel comes to an end.

Rusy Deboo (Sharman Joshi) plays a bespectacled and downright honest father having immense love in his heart for his only son Kayo (Ritvik Sahor). Kayo is an aspiring cricketer who gets an opportunity to take part in a camp which is to be held in the paradise of cricket, Lords. The only obstruction in achieving his scripted destiny lies in the deceitful face of money. And of course, his mota baba, his grouchy and ever-so-gloomy grandfather (Boman Irani) who is all grumpy about his grandson being a cricketer.

Ferrari Ki Sawaari starts beautifully with Ferrari standing tall as a metaphor for all the desires of a middle class family which are way beyond their grasps. It is the second half of the movie, which falters to an uneven pacing and an ordinary screenplay. It lays down all of its cards way too easily and neither reaches any cinematic height nor achieves any emotional depth.

On a brighter side, we have stellar performance from the cast. Our very own idiot, Sharman Joshi steals the show with a brilliant portrayal of an idealistic father torn between the desires of his son and his own father. Boman Irani, in his overgrown beard and beautifully mastered Marathi accent, shines spectacularly yet again. The little star, Ritvik Sahor, is a blissed talent and would surely evolve into a mature actor in the near future.

Though the movie is charming and has some wonderful moments, but it exceeds its welcome and feels a tad long. By the end, it becomes quite predictable and clich├ęd.

It is the chemistry between Sharman Joshi and his son that steers the movie home. The sparkling humor between them and the mellow moments shines spectacularly and stays with you long after the curtains roll down. The music of the movie fails to come alive on the screen and does not mark any impact on the proceedings.

Ferrari Ki Sawaari is a tribute to all the childlike ambitions residing within us and acts as a wakeup call to follow our dreams regardless of the adverse circumstances. Though it never reaches a peak crescendo, but it’s worth enough for an affectionate and subtle family ride.

Rating- 2/5

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