Claps For: Genuinely funny one liners, attempt at a thoughtful message for the masses.
Slaps For: Running time of approximately two and a half hours.
Popcorn Refill: A couple.
The Story: The movie begins with the lives of typical college graduates living with little care in the world, except, of course, the ones that make them more than one dimensional pretty faces. This almost idyllic life comes to a rude and abrupt halt when they crash, almost literally, into evil cop Chautala. The four friends were merely out to teach a handsy shopkeeper a lesson, but the lesson learned by them, and the audience, was essentially- â€œDon't trust a cop. Any cop. Or a politician. Or the media. Or yourselves, really. P.S. pretty much every male's only objective is to get an eyeful or a handful, beware, ladies!â€ we think that's the gist of it, at least.
Despite being a rather confused comedy of errors and often unbelievable to the point of being ludicrous, the movie is undoubtedly a solid entertainer. It leaves you thinking, about the injustice of the government, about corruption, about the lecherous old folk littering the streets, about how quickly life can take a fugly turn.
Performances: Starring Jimmy Shergill, Mohit Marwah, Vijender Singh, and Kiara Advani, the performances of all the actors were convincing and relatable. The affectionate friendship of Dev, Devi, Gaurav and Aditya, the burgeoning feelings between Dev and Devi, and of course, the formidable Chautala, with an almost Joker like level of insanity and absolutely no conscience. Wonderful.
Direction: Director Kabir Sadanand has created something to talk about. Fugly is not just another run of the mill cash cow production. It has a clear purpose and a message intended to ingrain itself into the minds of all who watch it. It falls just a little short of being absolutely gut wrenching, but is thrilling nevertheless.
Music: The soundtrack composed by Prashant Vadhyar, Yo Yo Honey Singh, and Raftaar is delightfully fun and catchy. The music complements the movie perfectly, and will get stuck in your mind for hours on end.
Combo on Offer: This movie is a combination of occasionally hilarious, occasionally clichÃ©d, and overall surprisingly entertaining. While the trailer wasn't exactly promising, this movie is totally worth your money. Should you go watch it? Definitely.
Our Verdict: We give the movie #Claps for the frequent chuckles, eye candy, and the many, many thrills.