Movie review Vicky Donor; Starring: Ayushmann Khurana, Yami Gautam, Anu Kapoor; Directed by: Shoojit Sircar; Rating: ****
When was the last time you saw a Bollywood comedy that made you chuckle and smile for two hours? When was the last time you saw a funny film that you wished wouldn’t end? When the last time you saw a film where every actor in a big or small role simply sparkled on screen?
Vicky Donor is original and thoroughly engaging. It makes you feel blessed and blissed.
How good it feels to watch a director pick up a pertinent issue and convert it into a perky precocious and endearing rom-com which is less rom and, ahem, a whole lot of cum. Indeed “Vicky Donor” is suffused with delectable plus points, not the least of them being debutant Ayushmann Khurrana who seems to be born to play Vicky the…er donor.
Ayushmann-God bless his spontaneity-has formidable competition in the acting department from Kamlesh Gill and Dolly Ahluwalia who play his grandmom and mom, and from the redoubtable Annu Kapoor who as the sperm doctor, adds so much to his role and to the film you wonder why he isn’t seen more often in our films.
Each character is written with a keenness for details that go a long way in giving them a life beyond the camera.