I saw Taran Adarshs rating for Vicky Donor this morning (I didnt bother reading the review, I usually dont), and he had given it 3.5. I sighed, was a little worried that the movie may fall in his category of good movies which release every weekend. But to my surprise, I am actually giving it a rating higher than his! FOUR STARS!
The movie has been making news since the release of its trailer, so no need to spend too much time on the story. Vicky, a typical Punjabi/Delhi boy, is jobless, bindaas. His mother serves him milk every morning and grandmother adores him. Dr. Chaddha spots him and knows bang on that Vickys sperm is the ultimate. After a little chasing, Vicky agrees to donate and in return manages to make a little more than just pocket money. He says he works in exports, afraid of damaging his Punjabi familys reputation in case all of Lajpat Nagar found out what he was actually doing. In the meanwhile, he finds himself a beautiful Bong and they plan to live happily ever after until she finds out about the sperm he was exporting.
I LOVED the film. The first half was a riot, absolute madness. Funny and managed to convince the audience of the importance of sperm donation. Other issues such as divorce, remarriages, inter-caste marriages, pre-marital sex, adoption, and women/grandmothers drinking were also touched upon, which made me give it 50 brownie points in my head. Its mod, fresh, and so 2012! Ayushmann Khurrana, Annu Kapoor and Yami Gautam do a superb job, though my favourite character, I must admit was the uber-liberal Punjabi Grandmother.
The second half gets a little more serious. The rona-dhona scenes got a little over the top, but were bearable. The film had just the right number of songs which were rather good. Rum & Whiskey has been playing on loop in my head/on the radio/on TV for the last few weeks, so it was great fun to finally watch it on the big screen. I had to try a little too hard to not get up and dance.
Im going to end by retweeting @BollywoodGandu: John Abraham hopes that Vicky Donor will do for sperm donation what Dostana did for homosexuality Nothing.
I usually agree with a lot of what he says, but here Im predicting that by Monday most sperm banks should see a huge spike in the number of men willing to donate. Im also predicting that either First Post or Open Magazine will have written an article on this spike by the end of next week. Take a bow, John Abraham!
Watch the movie once with friends and go for it again with your Grandmother. This one is a must watch for all.