Bheja Fry

Bheja Fry

I went into this movie knowing nothing but that it starred Rajat Kapoor, Vinay Pathak and Ranvir Shorey. I have come to expect a lot from Rajat Kapoor, his movies bring back images of ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron’ and that whole lot of crazy NFDC upstarts whose works are still considered the golden age of Indian comedies. Ranvir Shorey and Vinay Pathak are no less. They were together last time with Konkona Sen in Kapoor’s Mixed Doubles – quite well done, I thought.

Movies which move in ‘real time’ tend not to be tolerable. Most of this movie revolves around the one night that Pathak is stranded with Kapoor and the rest of the cast drops by, including Milind Soman, Sarika and Bhairavi Goswami. Vinay Pathak’s Bharat Bhushan is a likeable character who doesn’t know when to stop. Hilarity ensues. I don’t remember the last time I laughed so hard with (and not at) a bollywood movie. Vinay Pathak and Rajat Kapoor’s rib-tickling conversation through the ‘night’ carries the movie; these guys are too under-rated. Some soon to be classic lines:

Khaata yehaan ka hai, gaata waahan ka hai

Aji [dinner ka] dahi kar dega woh

Meri shirt to nahi tere paas

Mujhe to kabhi kabhi lagta hai ki aap mujhe bilkul hi idiot samajhte hai

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