A woman goes on the hunt for her dream man, armed with her wild imagination, her passion for Masala-films, and her ultra-sensitive sense of smell.

Director:

Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

4 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A woman sacrifices her own happiness and reputation to financially support her family by working as a call girl.

Director: Pradeep Sarkar
Stars: Rani Mukerji, Jaya Bhaduri, Konkona Sen Sharma
Comedy | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A feisty cricket-expert Punjabi girl enters the men's cricket team to play in a cricket tournament between Indian and Pakistani local teams; however, she is in a predicament when she falls for her handsome cricket coach.

Director: Anurag Singh
Stars: Shahid Kapoor, Rani Mukerji, Anupam Kher
Mardaani (2014)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A cop's search for a missing teenage girl leads her to the depraved world of child trafficking. What follows is a cat-and-mouse game between the fearless cop and a ruthless mafia kingpin.

Director: Pradeep Sarkar
Stars: Rani Mukerji, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Priyanka Sharma
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A journalist, who is more of an activist teams up with the sister of a murdered model, as she gets interested in the case and wants to bring justice to her case.

Director: Raj Kumar Gupta
Stars: Rani Mukerji, Vidya Balan, Myra Karn
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

One hundred years of Hindi cinema is celebrated in four short stories showcasing the power of film.

Directors: Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Rani Mukerji, Randeep Hooda, Saqib Saleem
Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Two mismatched characters go on a wild road trip in Uttar Pradesh and, while being dogged by a policeman, fall in love.

Director: Shaad Ali
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Rani Mukerji, Abhishek Bachchan
Hum Tum (2004)
Drama | Romance | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Karan Kapoor and Rhea Prakash meet for the first time in a flight bound from Delhi to New York. They just cannot stand each other: Rhea is disgusted by Karan's flirtatious mannerisms and ... See full summary »

Director: Kunal Kohli
Stars: Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukerji, Kiron Kher
Saathiya (2002)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The tale of a young couple in love who elope and marry, but soon find that that marriage is not the bed of roses it is made out to be.

Director: Shaad Ali
Stars: Vivek Oberoi, Rani Mukerji, Tanuja
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Dev, a famous footballer, becomes injured and gets dependent on Riya. Brooding on his ill-fate, he gets suspicous of an affair going on between Riya and another man. Is the affair a reality, and if it is, will Dev openly accuse Riya?

Director: Karan Johar
Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji, Amitabh Bachchan
Paheli (2005)
Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A folk tale - supernatural love story about a ghost who falls in love with a newlywed woman.

Director: Amol Palekar
Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Anupam Kher, Rani Mukerji
Aurangzeb (2013)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A cop goes undercover into a gangster's family as his son. This sets in place a chain reaction of complications and increasingly uncontrollable events.

Director: Atul Sabharwal
Stars: Arjun Kapoor, Sasha Aagha, Prithviraj Sukumaran
Talaash (2012)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Inspector Surjan Shekhawat, who is dealing with a depressing past, has to investigate a high profile murder case, deal with his crumbling marriage and use the help and solace of a prostitute by the name of Rosie.

Director: Reema Kagti
Stars: Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Rani Mukerji
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Meenakshi Deshpande
Prithviraj Sukumaran ...
Surya (as Prithviraj)
Nirmiti Sawant ...
Aai, Meenakshi's mother
Subodh Bhave ...
Madhav
Jyoti Subhash ...
Dadi, Meenakshi's grandma
Satish Alekar ...
Baba, Meenakshi's father
Anita Date ...
Mynah
Amey Wagh ...
Nana
Kishori Balal ...
Surya's mother (as Kishori Ballal)
Pakoda Pandi ...
Pakkada, canteen boy (as Pakkada Pandi)
Shubhangi Damle ...
Madhav's mother
Umesh Kulkarni ...
Newspaper boy
Suraj Satav ...
College registrar
Prashant Tapaswi ...
College peon (as Prashant Tapaswee)
Dinesh Mapari ...
Auto rickshaw driver
Edit

Storyline

Wildly imaginative and film-obsessed, Meenakshi Deshpande has an extra sensitive nose. After she is hired to work in a local college's library, she catches a wonderful scent in the air. The source is Surya, a handsome and enigmatic art student from a Tamil family. Meanwhile, Meenakshi's eccentric Marathi family has arranged for her marriage to Madhav, a kind and sensible man. Meenakshi is torn between marrying her parents' choice for a seemingly ideal husband, or following her nose and chasing the hunky stranger who may or may not be all that he seems. Written by L. Hamre

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Go wakda (Go crooked/wacky)

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 October 2012 (India)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Features Goonda (1984) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Smells great, but makes you unnecessarily wait
13 October 2012 | by (India) – See all my reviews

'Aiyyaa' is a film that redefines zany, whacky, and crazy, or should I instead say 'Wakra'? It's leading lady – a librarian in an Art College in real, and a Bollywood Diva in her fantasies - Meenakshi (played uninhibitedly by Rani Mukherjee) and her acute sense of smell and by connection, unfathomable attraction to the tall, dark, and handsome art student Surya (a delightful Bollywood debut by Malyalam star Prithviraj Sukumaran) and maddeningly Bollywood fantasies drive not only her, but also those around oscillating between sanity and the puerile.

Be it her motor mouth mother who keeps laughing and telling all and sundry about how perfect a bride her daughter will be, her father, surrounded by innumerable mostly dysfunctional telephones who has the quirky habit of smoking 4 cigarettes at the same time, her jobless class 10 failed brother 'Nanu' who loves dogs and is dogged in his hate for humanity, or last but not the least, her blind grandmother with her golden dentures who keeps zipping around the house in a motorized wheelchair and passes expert comments on everything.

Add to that a crazy co-worker 'Mayna' who is a cross between Lady Gaga and Bugs Bunny. Be it her crazy Lady Gaga inspired dressing, bad Bollywood dancing, maddening fondness for John Abraham, or overall behavior with those around her. She really is as whacky, if not more than Meenakshi's family.

The only sane person in her life is her forced fiancé – Madhav Rajadhyaksha (played aptly by Marathi actor Subodh Bhave) whose logicality almost threatens to overpower the smelly attraction Meenakshi has for Surya. And therein lies a terrible tale.

This is a classic example of too many ingredients confusing the cook. For, while several sequences stand out for their whacky quotient, the overall picture is one of incoherence. The story and plot are as weak as Meenakshi's knees every time she spots Surya. The funny lines, superb acting, excellent choreography, and beautiful music are somehow thrust at the background every time you desperately hope and wish to hear the mostly silent Surya speak. His body however speaks, rather screams, every time he enters a fantastical dream of Meenakshi and ends up displaying some groovy dancing, a chiseled body complimented by a shaved chest, and six pack abs that stand out in stark contrast to his unkempt chest hair ravaged painter avatar in the real portions.

But for the most part your heart might actually go out to the more earthy suitor of Meenakshi with his love for the kind of romance exemplified by Farroukh Sheikh and Deepti Naval.

If you shirk your nose every time you catch a rerun of MTV Fully Faltoo, this film might be the smelliest thing to have entered your nostrils. If a great story and plot are those that drive you, this film is likely to be a huge let down. But if you are one of those who are ready for some zany humor, this indeed might be the film to catch. Though a better script/story/plot rounded with some crisp editing would have done this film a world of good, it stills holds its ground for several reasons. Watch it for its characters, presentation, dialogues and crazy sense of humor (thanks to National Award winning director Sachin Kundalkar), whacky lyrics (Amitabh Bhattacharya), fantastic music (Amit Trivedi), exuberant choreography (Vaibhavi Merchant) and last but not the least, for Rani Mukherjee.

Be it her enacting of iconic songs and dialogues of Sridevi, Madhuri, or Juhi, her attempts at learning Tamil, her overpowering melodrama about everything happening to her, and for her trio of terrific dance performances - a luscious Lavani, a Silk Smitha inspired 'Dreamup Wakeupum', or her fantastic Kamasutra inspired Belly Dancing in 'Aaga Bai'. Rani is fantastic or should be say 'Wakra'? Go decide for yourself.


30 of 36 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Aiyyaa (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?