Cast: Rajkumar Rao, Mouni Roy, Boman Irani, Amyra Dastur, Paresh Rawal, Gajraj Rao, Sumeet Vyas, Manoj Joshi
Director: Mikhil Musale
A Chinese General dies after drinking a cup of Chinese 'Magic Soup', the investigators conclude that the soup's ingredient that is derived from tigers caused the General's death. The owner of the soup company, Raghuvir (Rajkumar Rao) and his partners are summoned to solve the mystery and from here the film takes a u-turn and goes into a flashback.
Raghuvir Mehta aka Raghu (Rajkummar Rao) After trying his hand at a number of businesses that eventually fail, finally hits the jackpot as an underground supplier of a Chinese mystery drug that increases sexual potency of men. Raghuvir's journey to this success is filled with many interesting events, amusing moments and people.
His story to success has a lot of interesting characters, starting from Tanmay Shah (Paresh Rawal) a potential investor who enlightens Raghu by telling him that 'customer chutiya hai', his motivational factor Mr.Chopra (Gajraj Rao), his loving wife, Rukmini (Mouni Roy), his patronizing Mota Papa and cousin, Dhanraj (Sumeet Vyas), and Dr.Vardhi (Boman Irani), a 70 year old sexologist.
Rajkummar Rao is lovely and impressive as the sincere and not so confident Raghu who is determined to follow his dreams and that's the best thing about him, he doesn't believe in losing hope, even after failing so many times. Boman Irani is a delight as always and performs well as Dr.Vardhi. Gajraj Rao, Paresh Rawal, and Sumeet Vyas look nice their roles and Mouni Roy as Rukmini tries to give her best and that's all that is good about Made in China.
The film falters in the most important department of all that's known as 'storyline' and looks like the makers, having actors like Rajkumar Rao, Paresh Rawal, Boman Irani at their disposal didn't give much thought about the screenplay. It might have seemed to them that just the presence of such great actors will be enough to make it a hit but guess what? it is not the case folks!
Made in China diverts from the basic plot many times, the screenplay feels dragged and stretched and eventually becomes tiring and then you wish it ends soon. There is humor, and some good jokes in the film but the inconsistency of the screenplay makes you forget all that. The film's main motive is the message about breaking the taboo about sex conversations and normalizing it which is a noble effort but then it starts to preach and loses marks there too.
Overall, Made in China is a film that lost its direction, the film packs some good laughing moments and interesting characters. But mostly, the film belongs to Rajkummar Rao and some great performances by some great actors for which it can be watched once.