If you have seen the previous outings of Vidhu Vinod Chopra and his team then the very opening of the film will be a sort of homecoming for you. The cinematography, frames, setting and the dialogues would all remind you of the team that is behind Ferrari Ki Sawaari.
Ferrai Ki Sawaari is a sweet film but stretches a bit too long and does a flip flop on a couple aspects where it becomes an average film. Vidhu Vinod Chopra must have had a lot of faith in Rajesh Mapuskar which propelled them to opt for him as the director than Raju Hirani. To be fair, Rajesh Mapuskar does a good job on his directorial debut but there is nothing extraordinary to note that marks the launch of a great filmmaker.
Ferrari Ki Sawaari is the story of Rustam (Sharman Joshi) and his son Kayo (Ritwik Sahore). Kayo is a talented cricketer but his government employee dad is too mediocre with his financials and grey cells to help him evolve as one of the finest cricketers in India, which he can with his talent. Kayo gets an opportunity to head to the Mecca of cricket, the Lords, but to do so he has to enroll in a coaching camp that charges hefty for any admission. Rustam does not have the money and his father (Boman Irani) fails to manage anything, he heads to steal a Ferrari (from Sachin Tendulkar) for a local corporator’s son who is willing to pay handsomely to have the wonder car at his wedding. What ensue are a happening night and an adventurous ride on the Ferrari. The film has a conventional storyline and there are hardly any surprises at the far end (not going on to avoid spoilers).
Ferrari Ki Sawaari loses the plot on many occasions. It stretches the middle class life a tad too far. It defies logic on a few cases, especially when Sharman’s Rustam manages to drive the Ferrari with élan despite having been only riding a scooter all along. I am no expert on Ferrari but people who have even driven a Mercedes or Audi require special training to ride the sports car. There are several predictable and clichéd middle class realities and most can be very well predictable. The dialogues are real and often they make a mark but at times they tend to become too realistic to have any impact.
Ferrari Ki Sawaari works because of two reasons. All the actors, including the kid Ritwik, shine brilliantly with their performances and secondly, it is the obsession of the Chopra camp to write a screenplay that makes you smile, makes you feel good and then tries to jerk up a tear that salvage the film.
Ferrari Ki Sawaari does not match up to the charm of 3 Idiots, Munnabhai or the cinematic brilliance of an Eklavya. It is a sweet film, ideal for a family outing but with a plot that is not entirely captivating and the characters that are a bit choked under circumstances, it is far from being an excellent film.
Source: Bollywood Hungama