Cast: Kapil Sharma, Ishita Dutta, Monica Gill
Director: Rajiev Dhingra
Comedian turned actor Kapil Sharma has been missing away from the big screen for quite some time. His last release Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon was a Box Office success and Kapil is now back again with his second feature film Firangi. The movie is directed by famous Punjabi director Rajiev Dhingra and features Ishita Dutta and Monica Gill as the female leads. The film has generated a lot of buzz through it’s promotional campings and has finally hit the screens today. Let us Review Firangi now.
Story: The story revolves around 2 character’s – Manga and Sargi. Manga (Kapil Sharma) is a pampered son of his father and falls in love with Sargi (Ishita Dutta) at his friend Hira’s (Inaamulhaq) wedding. The appointment of Manga as the ordeal of the British officials doesn’t go down well with the family of Sargi. The rest of the film narrates the story of Manga and Sargi and their feelings for each other with the backdrop of Britishers and British Queen (Monica Gill). So, will Manga and Sargi marry each other? Watch out in theatres near you.
Kapil Sharma as Manga is excellent with his comic scenes.. His comic timing is fine but it doesn’t evoke that much of laughter in certain scenes which is expected of Kapil. When it comes to romance and feelings of love, Kapil isn’t able to emote the feelings convincingly. Otherwise, he is good with his comedy act.
Ishita Dutta who was last seen in Drishyam does a decent job here. Her acting skills have improved considerably and she is bearable to watch on the screen.
Monica Gill and Inaamulhaq are average with their performances in their allotted screen presence.
Direction: Director Rajiev Dhingra’s choice of subject (pre independence era) is okay but his storytelling isn’t that great. Cinematography is very good as the pre independence locations are captured really well. The first half of the film is good but takes a lot of time to establish the character’s. Post interval, the film is presented with a lot of comedy scenes which feel unnecessary and irrelevant. The climax of the film too is disappointing and by the time end credits roll, the film looks funny and messy. The run time too is very long which shall make you yawn. Several scenes could have been easily chopped off and editing could have been more crisp.
Cinespeaks Verdict: Watch out for Kapil Sharma’s performance and only if you are interested to get a glimpse of pre independence era. Otherwise, the film could be easily given a miss and you can enjoy your precious time with some other interesting things.