With over 5 Hindi films releasing this week, it was a tough task to pick one. I however, chose to go by my gut. A Yash Raj banner surely seemed worthwhile. Ok, before I even start to write to write about the movie, I have a confession to make. It was not so much the YRF fever that drew me to the halls. Rather it was the music! Raghu Dixit’s debut Bollywood attempt – Would I want to miss it? I super love his songs and yes, this one is no exception!
I’m glad I chose this film – it’s young, witty and enjoyable! A film by Nupur Asthana (well for a while I did not associate this name to anything until I read the reviews of MFK. Nupur is the face behind the cult Hindi TV series – Hip Hip Hurray! Yes, the same Hip Hip Hurray that would come at 8pm Wednesday nights back in the 90s!) Somehow, the credibility I would attach to the film multiplied a few times when I heard the background of the director. I knew at the back of my mind that YRF wouldn’t invest in newcomers without a strong script, great story and someone worthwhile to lead them. This judgment seems to have paid off.
Newcomers Saba Azad, Saqib Saleem, Tara D’Souza & Nishant Dahiya seem to have the right quotient of everything needed to make a Generation Facebook Film. Yes, we are the Facebook generation. We live the virtual-social life! We love our status updates and love it even more to see other people ‘like’ our updates! The movie, being an YRF film, is obviously based on a love story! But this is a love story that deserves making it to your FB walls. Do watch it and update your statuses about it!
Now that I have already told you that the film is great, let me move on to Raghu Dixit’s music, which according to me is as critical as the story and dialogue. High energy levels, thumping beats and yes, witty lyrics do the trick. Batein Shuru was the first track that was made public during the promos! I liked that! Next came, Dheaon Dheaon! Well, though I liked it, I had a strange fear within me. Somehow I cannot take it when a non Kannada speaking person makes fun of our music. The Kannada ego gets hurt instantly. This was a direct transfer of our thanpanghuchi street style music to Bollywood. I didn’t know how people would react. I was so afraid of the feedback! But then, I started loving the song! And if anybody could have given our music this kind of exposure, it had to be Raghu Dixit!!! I will love him for this! Now, I openly say, I love my Jinke Maris, Pankajas and Mandakinis!! Yes, they have created history in the Kannada music industry. If you do not know, flease ask Google!
The movie also has one of his hit songs (from an earlier album) – Har Saas Mein. That’s a song I have loved listening to at every concert! I was eagerly waiting for it! And yes, I went crazy when I heard it! You must listen to the song if nothing else. Yes, do listen to Dheaon Dheaon as well. Automatically you will dance like how we Kannadigas do!! Thank you, Raghu!!
No more partiality! But the film is surely worth your money; more importantly, worth your time. You will appreciate the detailing in the film. You will connect to a lot of moments in the film! Do not miss this one. Also, do not forget updating about it on your walls!