Befikre – Review 

To be honest, I really didn’t expect anything from this film. The fact that I got a few laughs out of this one was actually surprising. Other than that, nothing else about this movie is commendable. 
Aditya Chopra has been around since the 90’s and this is just the fourth film that he has directed. It’s amazing how uninspired his work is even after all the years he has spent in the movie business as a prominent personality. This movie isn’t terrible, but, it saddens me that Yash Raj Films, one of the biggest film production houses in the country is wasting resources and talent on a film like this. 

I truly believe that if you tell a good story, the audience will forgive things like a low budget, bad cinematography or a bad soundtrack. This movie does everything right other than tell a good story. It’s well shot, well directed, well acted and the production value is great, but the story is severely lacking in anything substantial. 

There are 7 song sequences in the movie. That amounts to 25-30 minutes of song sequences which do nothing but increase the runtime of the movie. Take that away and you have a movie which is 90 minutes long and you’d be lying if you said that you didn’t know where the movie was headed. 

Both Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor do a good job. They both give believable and entertaining performances but are limited by what the script offers them. These actors are capable of more than just looking pretty and doing mind numbing dance numbers. 

I do realise that nothing can stop these kind of films from being made, but I hope that the talent involved does find better projects to focus their energy on. A big production company like YRF should stop playing it safe and take more risks. Don’t be satisfied by mediocrity.

If you’re a fan of either Ranveer Singh or Vaani Kapoor, watching this movie won’t hurt so check it out while you can since you won’t be seeing more of them anytime soon. But for the rest of you people, might as well skip this one and forget it ever happened. 

Grade: D


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