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Movie Review : Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge

 Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge
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 Nupur Ashtana
 Raghu Dixit
 Anvita Dutt Guptan
 Saqib Saleem, Saba Azad, Nishant Dahiya and Tara D'Souza

Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge Movie Review

October 15, 2011 12:39:06 PM IST
By Martin D'Souza, Glamsham Editorial
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Pooja Desai, Ashish Patil (story writers). Anvita Dutt Guptan (Dialogue, Screenplay). Casting director and director Nupur Asthana. Not necessarily in that order, all need to be complimented for a job well done. Not to forget the technicians and all the people who work in the background making the magic that unfolds on screen. MUJHSE FRAAANDSHIP KAROGE is pure magic.

The subject is appealing. Moreover, it's timely, topical and terrific. Speaking of terrific, full marks to the quartet of Saqib Saleem, Saba Azad, Nishant Dahiya and Tara D'Souza around whom the film revolves.

Nupur has done full justice to the excellent story she has in hand giving it the 'full monty' so to speak. She creates the mood and captures the moment of 'Gen X' beautifully. The playground is the college campus and the target is the heart. The tool used is social networking - facebook to be precise.

Vishal Bhatt (Saqib Saleem) and Rahul Sareen (Nishant Dahiya) are buddies. While Rahul is the rockstar singer, Vishal is the lyricist. Preity Sen (Saba Azad) and Malvika Kelkar (Tara D'Souza), too, are best friends. Preity has just moved into the college Rahul is studying in. She heads the photography club and allows no male members. Rahul is the perennial prankster who, along with his friend (good act), spends more time on FB, impersonating others, 'just for fun'. There's one scene where the duo lure a college jerk into 'showing' more on chat 'live' pretending to be someone sexy and hot, and at the same time uploading it for all to see. That video is an instant rage. In one stroke, the scene reveals the power of online chat and also the disastrous side-effects, if 'friends' are not properly screened.

To cut the long story short, Malvika, dances with Rahul on stage during one of their performances. Vishal is besotted by her and before you know it sends her a friend request on FB posing as Rahul. Malvika thinks it 'uncool' and tacky, while her friend, Preity, has the same effect on Rahul as does Vishal on Malvika. She accepts, without her friend's knowledge and then begins the long hours at chat. Preity, however, tells Malvika, when Rahul (actually Vishal) requests a meeting. Vishal also urges Rahul to meet Malavika. Both meet and hit it off.

Those actually chatting (Vishal and Preity) hate each other. Both cannot see eye-to-eye and Vishal does his best to overpower Preity with his wit on the college project there are working on. The end, when it comes, is quite a revelation. Is it cool to type warm 'I love you' messages in cold text or look into the eyes of the person you love and say the same? What's the best place to hang-out? facebook, or with real friends? Food for thought.

Saqib and Saba are electric on screen. Their chemistry is simply sizzling. Both are first rate actors. Their bickering, back-biting, fighting while working together and finally falling in love is what you will connect with. It's very real. Nupur has handled all of these scenes with 'adolescent maturity'.

Saba is not conventionally good looking but exceptionally beautiful. With original teeth, normal lips and a real nose. I mean you can't get more real characters than her. She plays a major part in tilting the scales heavily in MFK's favour.

Prashant, Tara and the guy who plays Vishal's friend too chip in with good performances. The songs are catchy and peppy, the mood upbeat.

The youth will simply love it. Log on to MUJSE FRAANDSHIP KAROGE, guys. This one is a winner from the YRF stable.

Rating - 3.5/5

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