MADE IN CHINA movie review is here. Directed by Mikhil Musale, the film stars Rajkummar Rao, Mouni Roy, Boman Irani and Paresh Rawal. Releasing on 25 October 2019, this dramedy is touted as a quirky Diwali Dhamaka, does it provides the expected fireworks?. Let’s find out in the movie review of MADE IN CHINA.
Immediate reaction when the end credits roll
Sorry Dr. Mahinder C. Watsa, you certainly deserved a better tribute.
The Story of MADE IN CHINA
Based on Parinda Joshi’s novel of the same name, MADE IN CHINA is about an innovative Gujarati businessman Raghuveer Mehta (Rajkummar Rao) who has ideas but no luck. His wife Rukmani (Mouni Roy) supports him in spite of his failures. Born in a traditional Gujarati business family, Raghuveer has refused to follow the legacy of his father’s business and his well to do cousin brother Devraj (Sumeet Vyas), cunningly takes him as his assistance to China in pretext of introducing him to some investors on his business trip.
A chance encounter with a prolific business expert played by Paresh Rawal motivates Raghuveer and the idea of a Magic Soup takes birth. The soup is a medicine that helps men sexually. An honest sexologist Dr Vardhi (Boman Irani) joins Raghuveer and a lethal combination of sex related education and solution is formed.
MADE IN CHINA movie review
MADE IN CHINA – a yummy dal dhokli of a concept/idea gone undesirably bland like uncooked stewed rice. Director Mikhil Musale and writers Niren Bhatt, Karan Vyas (dialogues), Mikhil Musale and Parinda Joshi adapt an instant noodle approach that is progressive in mind but cautious in its execution. Resulting in MADE IN CHINA ending up as a potential revolution on screen gone kaput. Picture this – India, China, sex related disease, a medicine and all the taboos associated with it with a comment on globalization and commercialization for the kill.
National award winning director Mikhil Musale fails to give justice to Parinda Joshi’s novel in its silver screen adaptation. The word ‘sex’ still remains a taboo and the bar set by VICKY DONOR, SHUBH MANGAL SAAVDHAN is still to be bettered.
The deadly combo of ‘reality’, local milieu, and solid sly and striking humour laced with rewarding performances serve as key ingredients for such genre. MADE IN CHINA scores mostly in acting and is miserable in other departments. Its 9 out of 10 in the acting department where Boman Irani steals the show as Dr. Vardhi (modeled on the famous sexologist Dr. Mahinder C. Watsa). Rajkummar Rao is endearing and Paresh Rawal is terrific. Gajraj Rao chips in with some pleasant moments as well. But talents like Sumeet Vyas, Manoj Joshi are wasted. Sadly the women Mouni Roy and Amyra Dastur get nothing significant to do.
Rajkummar Rao’s moments with Boman Irani and Paresh Rawal save this from a complete disaster.
Taking a whole life to come to the point, MADE IN CHINA is well packaged with Anuj Rakesh Dhawan eye pleasing cinematography but the milieu is missing.
Though somewhere MADE IN CHINA reminds that it’s MADE IN INDIA where a smart but unlucky businessman from India’s Gujarat forms an unusual partnership with a genius sexologist. Creates a medicine that boosts the stamina in males and becomes a source of happiness in households, in between the debate on the taboos related to sex and sex education is on.
But soon the feeling fades away as the movie is too feeble to be funny and just harps on the idea and fails to connect with the audience resulting in an endless slog even after having a length of 128 minutes.
A national award winning filmmaker Mikhil Musale – Guajarati movie WRONG SIDE RAJU in a project called as a movie by the name MADE IN CHINA featuring acting talents like Rajkummar Rao, Boman Irani and Paresh Rawal. Does such resume deserve such half cooked khamand manchurian this Diwali?. More ‘Power’ next time.