YRF's latest feature is Bewakoofiyaan with the very fresh pairing of Ayushmann Khurrana and Sonam Kapoor. Along with Rishi Kapoor, the khadoos father of the girl. The movie is a romantic comedy of a madly in love urban couple, who are experiencing a tough time trying to convince the girl's dad to agree for their marriage when recession strikes!
Yes, the premise is nothing great, but it does have potential. Sadly, the movie doesn't live up to it! Mohit (Ayushmann) and Mayera (Sonam) are the new age love birds; independent and fast-paced with a penchant for the high life (no pun intended). The duo decides to get married. But their biggest hurdle is Mayera's soon-to-retire, upright IAS officer dad V.K. Sehgal (Rishi Kapoor), is in no mood to relent. To add to this, recession strikes and Mohit loses his job in a mass clear-out by the airline company where he works. The couple decides to keep this under wraps until Mohit lands another job. They decide that her father doesn't have to know all the facts. But, things get worse before they get better, right?
The problem here is that the movie lacks soul. There is a lack of depth to the characters and one just can't feel the situations that the actors are in. You do get a sense of detachment from the movie and don't really seem to care for the characters. Songs of the movie are definitely plonked in just for the heck of it. Even though the movie lasts only two hours, it gets predictable and boring. It feels like the movie is about Sonam Kapoor, her first bikini scene; first on-screen kiss, fashion sense, etc. A scene (*spoiler ahead*) where the couple have a serious fight in the car, just lacks emotion and is completely laughable.
Ayushmann Khurrana looks like a sincere actor and is in danger of being typecast as the Dilliwala Punjabi munda after his role in Vicky Donor. It feels like he is trying a bit too hard here. Sonam Kapoor has nothing new to offer in the movie, apart from flaunting her body and locking lips. Rishi Kapoor is effortless in his role and plays it well, very much like a veteran.
Bewakoofiyaan, sadly feels like a half-baked dish and it does feel like an opportunity lost for the makers of this film. We give the movie a Slap with the Clap only reserved for Rishi Kapoor and his assistant in the movie, Gurcharan (Gurpal Singh).