Claps for: Rahul Bagga's performance
Slaps for: A couple of slack moments
Popcorn refill: Some
The Story: Rajaram (Rahul Bagga) wants to become an author and publish novels. He leaves his bank job to pursue his dream. No publisher is interested in his novels and his frustration keeps growing. His supportive wife played by Tara Alisha Berry keeps on encouraging him. One publisher says that his novel does not have masala and this keeps him perplexed as to what masala means. An old villager educates him on its implication. He starts writing erotica under the pseudonym Mastram and becomes an instant hit. His friends and family are completely unaware of this and under the impression that his novel is earning him money.
Performances: Rahul Bagga as Rajaram is realistic and fit for the role. Tara Alisha Berry is good in the parts when she appears. The rest of the cast is fairly decent.
On A Musical Note: The background score by Manan Bharadwaj is quite pleasing going with the story. Songs are few and aptly placed. Honey Singh's Achko Machko is peppy springing in bits at the right moments. Overall, it is an average album.
Overall Combo: Mastram is an interesting tale of a writer and his aspirations. The story depicts the real normal side of an erotica writer. The narrative is interesting and has well placed quirks making it more interesting. The movie also brings out the hypocrisy in our society. The funny incidents come out through the dialogues without being forceful. The excellent acting helps in keeping you engaged. Mastram is an interesting fun film.
Our Verdict: We give Mastram Claps for its entertainment value.