Bhagwan deta hai par Dubey nahi leta hai. When I saw the poster of this film that I didn't know existed , that's the line that caught me. I wanted to see it , and that's the first film I chose to see amongst the four releases today. The film took me completely by surprise. I expected it to be all things funny and it was that and more. It is not a situational comedy, it is not just comedy , it is much more than that. It is complicated, it is many layered, it is a brilliant screenplay and I feel proud that someone put up the money for a film like this , in this country.
It is so unpredictable that when you are expecting it to make you laugh it takes you by your balls and twists it around. Then you think will it go into the Shallow Grave zone and it doesn't. it takes you where you are not expecting it. It does not solves problems of Dubey, it sorts him out. And Dubey, what a character created by it's authors. A man who idolizes Dhirubhai ambani, only film he chooses to take his wife to is Guru, he wants to be rich but does not want money he does not deserve. He constantly is having a dialogue with God, a god who wants to be rid of his monologues, a tired God, depressed God, who munches on chips and lollipop's, always eating , obese god , who is always cursing himself for what he has created, a God brilliantly played by Saurabh Shukla. His best performance yet. The to and fro between God and Dubey is not just highly relevant it's also entertaining.
A brilliant low budget attempt, the kind of film that heartens you and underlines the fact that our cinema is indeed changing. Apparently shot in 19 days. brilliant performances also by Divya dutta, Harsh Chhaya and Ghanshyam Garg. Do not let this film die, watch it . Must watch. Initially when it began the background score bothered me, the sound design was nothing but dubbed dialogues and background and it kind of was irritating, but then things like that go away when the story takes over, issues that we at PFC crib about like production values and cinematography, does not apply here keeping the budget in which it was shot at, but I am still so bloody happy that someone made it here. Kudos to Vinay pathak for another tour-de-force performance and also Saurabh Shukla, and hats off to another Saurabh, the shrivastava, wherever he came from, to make this, his producers and writers.
- Anurag Kashyap