He is back with same kind of role, same genre with same performance (again). This movie offers him the same innocent-man-in-shit role. Moreover, this movie will be cited as an illustration when it comes to desperate naming of movies. Needless to say, the movie-owners named the movie on a famous Hindi song Pappu Cant Dance Saala from Jaaaaaane Tu....Ya Jaane Na. Why? Desperate initial attraction (the side by release is Ranbirs Rockstar).
Desperation unfortunately didnt work. Pappu Cant Dominate Saala 2.25/5
UP sends bhola bhala Vidya (Vinay Pathak) to the fast forward Mumbai. He works as the marketing representative of a Pharmaceutical company (I can smell that). Apart from him, you are also introduced to Mehek (Neha Dupia). She too comes from a small town but has an opposite style of living life. Mehek and Vidya are neighbours and bingo! The chemistry of cations and anions begins. The first half is enjoyable and thought-provoking in some scenes. Watch out for Vinay Pathaks acting skills, his acting totally transfers the frustration of this survival in some scenes (you will surely remember Rajat from Pyaar Ka Punchnama! A bit more mature Rajat that is).
The second half is boring and very monotonous. In it, Vidya and Mehek now start living peacefully. Mehek is offered a bold music video and Vidya starts to help her and then eventually fall for her is the rest. Nothing new and very very standard.
Vinay Pathak loved his performance, but before the words of appreciation can I caution him for again doing the stereotype goody-innocent roles. Consequently, I only liked him when he was acting his frustration part.
Neha Dhupia not impressive in most of the movie. Good in some senti scenes. You can find better than her in Bollywood for sure.
Rajat Kapoor looks like a Rockstar in the movie. Quite similar to Milind Soman in Bheja Fry. Awesome actor, awesome performance as usual.
Brijendra Kala an effortless performance. Bollywood is anyday incomplete without these small performances.
The music is also standard. With the likes of Kailash Kher and Mohit Chauahn, the music ought to be better. But it isnt. Lastly, to say the least the team of artists like Saurabh Shukla, Rajat Kapoor, Vinay Pathak, Sanjay Mishra are expected to produce better films. Peace.
What works : Vinay Pathaks acting (especially in parts where he shows his frustration)
What not: concept is repeated many times before, nothing new
AGs verdict: why pay again to see the same.
Jo banta hai! Wahi chalta hai*
*Not applicable for this movie