FUKREY 3 is a well-packaged entertainer and a fun ride

Fukrey 3 Review {4.0/5} & Review Rating

FUKREY 3 is the story of good-for-nothing guys entering politics. After the events of the second part, Hunny (Pulkit Samrat), Choocha (Varun Sharma), Lali (Manjot Singh), and Pandit (Pankaj Tripathi) continue to run the store provided to them by the Delhi government. However, the business is down. Meanwhile, Bholi Punjaban (Richa Chadha), has stood for elections on a ticket of Janhit Samaj Party. She asks Hunny, Choocha, Lali, and Pandit to help her and use Choocha’s ‘Deja Chu’ if needed. However, during the campaign, Choocha, unintentionally, steals the show and becomes the favourite of the aam junta. The foursome decide that Choocha should also fight the elections and defeat Bholi, who they believe, would not do anything worthwhile for the residents once she wins. However, campaigning requires money which the Fukrey gang doesn’t have. This is when they get an opportunity from South Africa. Shunda Singh Ahluwalia (Manu Rishi Chadha) owns a mine and is struggling to find diamonds. Choocha is invited there to help them locate diamonds through the use of ‘Deja Chu’. What happens next forms the rest of the film.

Vipul Vig’s story is crazy but very entertaining. Vipul Vig’s screenplay (additional screenplay by Mrighdeep Singh Lamba) is superb. The script is peppered with very funny and outrageous moments that are sure to bring the house down and catch viewers by surprise, especially the hydrocarbon idea. There are issues in the script, but those are minor ones thankfully. Vipul Vig’s dialogues (additional dialogues by Mrighdeep Singh Lamba) are hilarious and add significantly to the fun quotient. The use of English dialogues for Pandit are also smartly incorporated to induce laughter.

Mrighdeep Singh Lamba’s direction is terrific. One needs a lot of conviction to pull off a script that is as absurd as this one and ensure that the audience doesn’t look for logic. Instead, thanks to his direction, the audience would be too busy laughing instead of asking questions. A few scenes will amaze viewers. For instance, to show the fan ‘reacting’ when Bholi mentions her full name is nothing short of a masterstroke. The other scenes that work are the echo sequence, Lali busy preparing tea while his friends are busy in a crucial discussion, Choocha campaigning in a tank, the African young girl crying her guts out etc.

Sadly, FUKREY 3 is not without its share of blemishes. The film dips in the South Africa episode. The pre-climax is too serious and looks out of place in a laugh-a-minute-riot like this film. The ending is simplistic. The track of Shunda should have had more meat in the second half, especially because he has a clear reason to be angry with the Fukrey gang. Certain important characters of the series are missing in the film and the makers don’t provide explanation why is that so. Lastly, the toilet humour gets too much after a point.

FUKREY 3 belongs to Varun Sharma. Choocha has a huge fan base and he rocked the show in the first 2 parts. In the third installment, Varun once again ensures that he fulfills people’s expectations. Pulkit Samrat, too, delivers an entertaining performance. His six-pack abs are sure to get a response in cinemas. Pankaj Tripathi is adorable. He kills it with his performance and the makers, too, give him some witty and funny lines to mouth. Richa Chadha is powerful yet again. In a few scenes, she’s also vulnerable and that gives an interesting arc to her character. Manjot Singh gets dominated a bit but he gets his share of crazy sequences to shine. Manu Rishi Chadha is okay and doesn’t get much to do after a point. The actor playing Dhingra is too good as the villain. The actress playing Mumbasa is cute and performs ably.

All the songs are in the background and are well woven into the narrative. The title song and ‘Rabba’ are the best of the lot. The recap song is played in the opening credits is witty and is helpful as it provides a recap of the first two parts. Abhishek Nailwal’s background score enhances the impact. The theme of the antagonist is memorable.

Amalendu Chaudhary’s cinematography is terrific and very novel. It’s rare to see such supreme camerawork in mid-sized comic films. Some shots that stand out are Choocha enjoying the slide at the water park, the tricolor visible on Shunda’s sunglasses, the underwater shot of the crocodile etc. Theia Tekchandaney’s costumes are a little flashy and it is apt for the characters in the film. Manohar Verma’s action is realistic. Sandeep Meher’s production design is straight out of life. Manan Ashwin Mehta’s editing is slick.

On the whole, FUKREY 3 is a well-packaged entertainer that works due to the crazy and hilarious script, strong brand value, and the extreme popularity of the characters, especially Choocha. At the box office, the film will reap the benefit of the long-extended weekend which will keep the producers and the distributors happy.

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