‘Motichoor Chaknachoor’ is a classic example of writing gone wrong despite some impressive acts by the cast. There are portions in the film where there is fat- shaming and it makes you cringe in your seats. It’s heartbreaking to watch the makers treat social evils like dowry system in such a juvenile manner. Director Debamitra Biswal still has a long way to go when it comes to pulling off romantic comedies.
Whenever the writing disappoints you, it’s Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s terrific comic timing which saves the show. It’s refreshing to watch the actor pull off a role that’s out of his comfort zone.
Athiya Shetty as an ambitious small-town girl too gets to own her moments in the film. Her chemistry with Nawazuddin Siddiqui is affable. The rest of the cast including Abhishek Rawat and others add their own bit to the humour in the film.
The production value of the film is average. Suhas Gujarathi’s cinematography has nothing new to offer. Praveen Kathikuloth’s editing could have been tauter.
While ‘Chhoti Chhoti Gal’ is pleasant to the ears, the rest of the tracks in the film fail to make a mark. Sunny Leone’s promotional song ‘Battiyan Bujhaado’ doesn’t make it to the final cut of the film.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s brilliant comic-timing and his enjoyable chemistry with Athiya Shetty are the only reasons for digesting this bland fare. I am going with 2.5 stars.