A very good feeling after watching “Ferrari Ki Sawaari” (FKS) – that is what one expects from a movie coming from Vidhu Vinod Chopra Banner. If the film is evaluated simply on the impact of the “feel-good” factor, it scores; however, not so high the points earned are when judged on the “novelty” factor.
Vidhu Vinod Chopra, supported by the director Rajesh Mapuskar, tells us the story of a three-member Parsi family in Mumbai – Deboo (Boman Irani), Deboo’s son Rusy (Sharman Joshi) and Rusy’s son Kayoze (Ritvik Sahore) – of three generations connected and separated by the power of a bat-and-ball game: Cricket.
The performances by the lead actors, particularly Sharman Joshi as the affectionate father, are excellent and that should not come as a big surprise. Not even Irani’s flawless Parsi expressions. Seema Bhargava as the local wedding planner and Satyadeep Misra as the coach deliver note-perfect acts. Vidya Balan’s lavani “item” number in FKS could at best be accepted as a “regular” dance routine.
The movie highlights are attitudes towards cricket in our country — where we respect cricketers more than the sport, where centuries mean more than the team winning and where a career in cricket means moneyand riches and a ticket out of a dreary middle-class existence.
“Ferrari ki Sawaari” could have been a better film, but as it stands, it is at best an average one. Go for it if you must.