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Main Aur Mr. Riight Review by Bollywood Hungama News Network

1.5

Although some of us may admit while many wouldn't, but the fact remains that we all love watching love stories. And for all the unmarried (and few married ones as well) people out there, at some point, we tend to assume that there is 'someone somewhere who is made for you'. This week's release MAIN AUR MR. RIIGHT also treads on similar territory. Does this film which promises to be about slice of life and which talks about love, relationships and singlehood, really live upto being the 'right' film this week? Let's analyze.


MAIN AUR MR. RIIGHT is a film which essentially belongs to Aliya Raj (Shenaz Treasuryvala), who is self confessedly synonymous with style, class and perfection (all in bold capital letters), including the sandwich that she makes. Her world revolves around her profession (she is a casting director for films) and her bunch of friends, who sometimes find her as a case of 'mental imbalance' because she is single and unmarried! The USP of her group is that, except for her everyone else is a couple. The reason why Aliya is single is only because she hasn't found her 'Mr. Right' so far, because there is hardly anyone who fits her bill (read 'terms and conditions') of being 'Mr. Right'. Being the single one in the group and unable to take the constant nagging from her friends, she decides to 'create' her Mr. Right by engaging a wannabe actor cum struggler cum a hardcore Salman Khan fan Sukhi (Barun Sobti) by telling him to play her boyfriend, for which he will be paid handsomely. The lure of money and the 'opportunity' to play a role makes Sukhi accept the offer. Then begins the transformation of the struggler Sukhi into the suave foreign based Hridaan Dalmiya, who is 'Mr. Right' by all means, courtesy Aliya's intensive grooming. And when she flaunts Hridaan at a friend's wedding, needless to say that he becomes the apple of the eye of every girl and the object of envy of every guy in the group. As time passes, Sukhi aka Hridaan teaches the group many a thing about being honest and truthful to each other, which creates many revelations in the close knit group, which makes him even more dearer to everyone in the group. At the same time, knowingly or unknowingly, Sukhi actually starts falling in love with Aliya. Everything goes on perfectly as per Aliya's foolproof plan... till the time a hotel waiter recognizes Sukhi in front of the whole group.


Does Sukhi spill the beans about Aliya's plan of 'Hridaan' in front of her friend circle, or does Aliya confess the real reason to her friends about her plan to create a fictitious Mr. Right, and does the high headed Aliya reciprocate the struggler Sukhi's feelings for her, is what forms the rest of the film.


The 'short video' titled KUCH SPICE TO MAKE IT MEETHA notwithstanding, MAIN AUR MR. RIIGHT technically becomes the debut film of director Adeeb Rais. He however has a long way go to become an impressive filmmaker. While the first half of the film is still bearable (mostly because of the establishment of the characters), the second half of the film is unwontedly stretched and seems to be going nowhere. The direction is amateurish with poor shot taking, bad performances and cliched story telling. Overall, the film has no story or script to boost of and poor direction makes it ever worse.


As far as the performances of the film are concerned, it is the debutante actor Barun Sobti's film, right from the word go. He is definitely a name, face and a bundle of talent to watch out for in the time to come. His ability to handle the call of the situations is really worth appreciating. He is probably the only saving grace of the film. On the other hand, Shenaz Treasuryvala seems to have got stuck up in the Barbie doll mode, yet she tries to be different than her earlier films. Her poorly written character makes her job tougher. As far as the other actors are concerned, Danny Saru, Kavi Shastri, Maia Sethna, Neha Gosain, Anagha Mane and Varun Khandelwal all need a crash course in acting.


The film's music (Dj Akhil Talreja, Shibani Kashyap, Astitva Band, Ravi Shukla, Dony Hazarika and Sunil Singh) is hardly anything to write about. Except for the yesteryear's hit track ('Yaar Bina Chain Kaha Re') which has been incorporated in the film, there is hardly any song which lives afresh in memory at the end of the film. The film's editing (Anupama Chabukswar) is poor, while cinematography (Pathan Parvez Khan) is shoddy. The screenplay (Adeeb Rais, Aseem Rais) is something that only the writers could probably explain.


On the whole, MAIN AUR MR. RIIGHT can be avoided without any regrets.

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