Friday, November 15, 2019 16:20 IST
Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Athiya Shetty, Karuna Pandey, Navni Parihar
Director: Debamitra Biswal
Annie (Athiya Shetty) wants to go and get settled abroad and her idea of getting there is by marrying someone who loves or has a job abroad so she can post photos on social media to make her friends jealous.
On the other hand, we have Mr. Pushpinder Tyagi(Nawzuddin Siddiqui) an aging Dubai return who is so desperate to get married now that he is willing to settle for any girl but his mother (Vibha Chibber) expects a big dowry from his marriage.
Both the neighboring families of Pushpinder and Annie have nothing else to do than always being busy trying to find the required bride and bridegroom for their son and daughter and in the meantime Annie's aunty (Karuna Pandey) convinces her to consider Pushpinder to get married as they think he has a job abroad but Picture Abhi Baaki Hai Mere Dost!
The screenplay of Motichoor Chaknachoor tries to benefit from the small town setup with its quirky characters that we have seen in many Bollywood films in the past but ends up being a stereotypically thought film.
Director Debamitra Biswal in her debut directorial portrays the small-town characters and situations nicely but the film that intends to be a quirky comedy becomes a tedious affair but still, the film has some good comic moments.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui saves the film as Pushpinder Tyagi and gives you some great comic moments performing well in the emotional scenes too. Athiya Shetty here has improved a lot and she has done an impressive job here as Annie.
Karuna Pandey as Annie's aunt and Vibha Chibber as Pushpinder's mother are good in their parts succeeding in leaving their impact here and the music of the film is also good and quirky but all this combined fails to impress due to the lack of a good script.
Overall, Motichoor Chaknachoor could have explored a lot more than it did and can be called a mixture of some good and some bad moments. The film can be watched once for some good performances.