Claps for- Precise placement of the song 'What the Fark' at the end; it's the expression you'll leave with.
Slaps for- Injustice done to a potentially good concept.
Popcorn refill- You may also consider getting yourself an entire thali meal whenever you like.
Story- The movie tells us a story of a man who is on a quest for finding the woman of his dreams through a checklist of qualities she should have.
The checklist of this story:
A brilliant concept (Semi-check)
A romantic-comedy without romance and comedy (Check)
A lesson for complicated couples (c'Heck')
A comedian's comedy put at stake (Double check)
Performances- Vir Das did nothing wrong with acting, the comedian just couldn't manage to make us laugh. Vega Tamotia was consistent in her performance and played her character well. Anindita Nayar, now she's something to watch out for; the debutant managed to grab attention with her looks and confidence with acting. Kavi Shastri's role as a childhood friend doesn't have us complaining.
Direction- Director Ajay Bhuyan doesn't manage to bring up any romance or comedy in an alleged 'romantic-comedy' film. Though the concept of this film seemed intriguing, the director just didn't manage to bring the excitement on screen. It comes across as if he took an easy way around the story to get it over with. A character literally explaining why they are up to whatever they are up to is not a sign of brilliant direction; even the dog in the film had talk-bubbles reasoning his actions.
Music- Songs like 'Pyar Hai Ek Kutti Cheeze' and 'What the Fark' did manage to grab attention considering the lyrics and hard-to-miss titles. However, we're unsure if any of the songs will actually catch on, though there is potential.
Combo-on-offer- As much as we hate to say this, Amit Sahni Ki List is just not worth it! The film has its moments, though none of them seem to move you or bring about any emotion. The only time you'd probably be most excited is during a bungee jumping sequence.
Final Verdict- We give this film slaps and refuse to explain why. (Refer to 'Direction', we practice what we preach).