Monday, August 13, 2012

Vicky Donor - Shoojit Sircar

Good fun movie overall.

A fertility doctor is struggling to find sperm donors to meet the demands of many childless couples. He finally convinces a young happy go lucky punjabi guy as a potential donor. While he's single, our good doctor has a steady supply, but once he's got other commitments ( namely a bong girl friend), things start going a bit awry.

What kept the movie going, specially in the first half was the brilliant brilliant performance by the doc, and our donors mom and grandmom, ably supported by the script. I was actually amazed that for a topic like this, the entire movie didn't have a single joke that could be called distasteful, hats off to both writer and director. The second half didn't quite have the same zing, although the bong - punjabi angle was good fun. Still, it was still a steady plot, even if not upto the first half's standards.

Definitely worth a watch!


4 comments:

harjot said...

Another amazing thing I observed - It takes a special kind of Bengali to take the kind of digs that Shoojit Sircar takes at Bengali customs/traditions/mannerisms.
Bengalis are very zealous about their culture and they are known to take offense at frivolous portrayals of their customs. In stark contrast, it looks like Shoojit is very uninhibited/unfettered and extremely un-Bengali-like.

harjot said...

Another amazing thing I observed - It takes a special kind of Bengali to take the kind of digs that Shoojit Sircar takes at Bengali customs/traditions/mannerisms.
Bengalis are very zealous about their culture and they are known to take offense at frivolous portrayals of their customs. In stark contrast, it looks like Shoojit is very uninhibited/unfettered and extremely un-Bengali-like.

Tess said...

maybe he had a friend like you back in college to loosen him up :P

Anantha said...

I have missed watching this. Lend me ur DVD wen u come to Bangalore :-)