Love in the time of recession! Bewakoofiyaan is a simple love story about a couple that has to battle not one but two villains to make their relationship work.
Meet Mohit Chadda, (Ayushmann Khurrana) a young, effervescent star performer in his company, who has just been promoted to a senior executive. He’s passionately committed to his girlfriend, Mayera Sehgal (Sonam Kapoor) who in her designer outfits and accessories is very much the “Aisha” we had met years ago, but with a real job, that pays her well, better than her boyfriend’s in fact. This turns out to be the first stumbling block in their love story as Mayera’s father, a retired IAS officer, VK Sehgal, (Rishi Kapoor) won’t have his daughter marry a man who earns less than her. But that seems the least of Mohit and Mayera’s problems, when Mohit’s recession struck company lays him off and he, in the words of Rishi Kapoor, is rendered “bankrupt” overnight. How does he win his lady love in the given circumstances from the clutches of her “terrorist” father or is there any love left to be won at all, forms the crux of Bewakoofiyan.
The surprising thing about this film is that it is not a scene to scene lift of Meet The Parents but writer Habib Fasal has delivered a fresh screenplay with a complete Indian urban feel. There are no big incidents or plot twists in this slickly made film but it just moves along in a very lighter plane. There is nothing in this flick that you haven’t seen before. But movie looks fresh with the stunning chemistry between Sonam Kapoor and Ayushman Khurrana and Rishi Kapoor’s mesmerizing performance. Rishi can transform himself to any role without much effort.
The much publicized Bikini act of Sonam Kapoor stays in the film just for three seconds but those three seconds were enough to make an appeal in the audience. Sonam flaunts her beautiful body, leaving male audience in the theatre drooling all over her. Ayushmaan Khurrana and Sonam Kapoor make the best young pair in present Bollywood. Their onscreen chemistry is perfect and most realistic.
Director Nupur Ashtana has a brilliant visual sense, especially her cutting pattern for this film was fantastic. Bewakoofiyan is a pure blend of slick cinematography and beautiful editing. The locations chosen adds more richness to its frames and film maker has carefully designed each frame of it to reflect the colourful world the characters live in. The fashion consultants of this flick also should get an applause for their wonderful, awe inspiring work.
One of the comments from audience after watching the film was – ‘It doesn’t have anything in it. But feels good’. This would be the exact observation about Bewakoofiyan which is there to entertain you for some hours.