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Fugly Movie Review: The film lives up to its name

Director :  Kabir Sadanad
Music :  Yo Yo Honey Singh, Raftaar and Prashant Vadhyar
Lyrics :  Yo Yo Honey Singh, Raftaar, Niren Bhatt, Arshia Nahid, Sumit Arora and Rajveer Ahuja
Starring :  Jimmy Shergill, Mohit Marwah, Kiara Advani, Vijender Singh and Arfi Lamba

June 13, 2014 11:33:23 AM IST
updated March 9, 2015 4:05:38 PM IST
Fugly Review By Martin D'Souza, Glamsham Editorial
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Four Delhi teenagers behaving like rotten idiots. One is the son of a politician. So he uses his clout to get in and out of ugly situations. His friends, educated I guess, are equally dumb. Any blind man will tell you that these guys are headed for disaster. They do not represent the educated youth of today, unless of course director Kabir Sadanand was showing us the lives of youth who are 'over the edge'.

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There is also this spiel of how ''I love my India'' and this country is ''worth dying for''. Equally dumb because the thinking does not flow in line with the scripting. It's like the axiom, ''Looking Japan, seeing Tokyo.''

Sadanand begins with a self-immolation scene at the Amar Jawan Memorial in New Delhi, where one of the protagonists decides to take this extreme step in order to tell his truth to the nation; of what went wrong with him and his friends. His logic is simple, ''If we simply tell the truth, no one will believe us.'' So, he believes that this is the right way to send across his message.

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But did he in any way try to send the message in the right way in the first place? NO. And that is the tragedy of Fugly!

First, you take the law into your own hands; then you kidnap a shopkeeper. To top it all you get into a fist fight with a cop just on the strength of being the son of a Minister. What do you expect?

Unpalatable is the fact that these four after being 'framed' by a corrupt cop for murder and who is now asking them a huge bribe for their freedom don't even confide with their elders. And the politician's son does not even inform his father. And then they suffer for five years trying to collect money to fill the cop's belly... Until they can take it no more and they go in for a 'group hug' before one of them rides his motorcycle to the Amar Jawan Memorial.

And the saddest part is that no one misses the murdered shopkeeper... for five years. It was as though he had no identity in the world and no one who would cry for him!

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The only interesting part is when Sadanand tries to push in the patriotic angle. But that is like a desperate attempt to stay afloat after entering deep waters without a life jacket!

Take off Jimmy Sheirgill and the movie loses respectability. It's like taking the 'F' out of Fugly!

 Fugly Review Rating : 
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