Movie Review: Fukrey (2013)

Box Office: Hit

FUKREY is about four youngsters and their tryst to make it big in life. Choocha [Varun Sharma] gets dreams, which Hunny [Pulkit Samrat] construes and decodes into a lottery ticket number. With the motive of acquiring the examination papers in advance, the duo decides to invest more money and reap benefits. Meanwhile, Lali [Manjot Singh] and Zafar [Ali Fazal] too need to fulfill their individual desires and aspirations and join hands with Hunny and Choocha.

However, things go topsy-turvy when they pick up a loan from Bholi Punjaban [Richa Chadda], a female gangster…

Post KHOSLA KA GHOSLA!, OYE LUCKY! LUCKY OYE!, DO DOONI CHAAR, DELHI BELLY, BAND BAAJA BAARAAT and VICKY DONOR, there is a barrage of films set in North India. But the similarity ends there. Like I pointed out at the outset, FUKREY is more about the Gen X who are keen to make it big via shortcuts and how they get entangled in a tight spot. The writers borrow from slice of life situations and throw the four characters in circumstances that may seem serious, but the spectator remains thoroughly amused by the goings-on. Additionally, the film stays true to Delhi’s colloquialism, but the lines and speech are such that the film caters to a universal audience. Also, the humor is subtle and understated and not in your face tomfoolery and clowning.


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
4.0 “FUKREY is a thinking man’s, creative high. This is not your average Hindi film. It takes balls to back a script like this!”
3.5 “FUKREY is a twisted and delectably uproarious take on the shortcuts the youth of today indulge in. Watch it for the sheer novelty and uniqueness it lays on display. Recommended!”
Bollywood Hungama
3.5 “Yet, the laughs are many to keep you entertained. So what the ‘fuk-rey’, go, crack up on your seats.”
Times Of India
3.5 “Fukrey may not be a Rock On!! or Dil Chahta Hai but the new-age relatable bromance and humour that has you in splits all the time makes it for a great watch. “
3.5 “Watch ‘Fukrey’ if you crave for generous dollops of laughter to colour your weekend up… Go cheap! Three and a half stars for Mrighdeep Singh Lamba’s handiwork!”
Zee News
3.0 “Fukrey is full-on entertainment although it stops shy of being an outstanding comedy.”
NDTV Movies
3.0 “If you are in the market for a whacky and crazy comedy, Fukrey is your cup of tea.”
3.0 “Farhan Akhtar puts his weight behind a film, you wish it would have been more than just watchable.”
Yahoo Movies
3.0 “This fun, joyous ride will not disappoint you.”
One India
3.0 ““Fukrey” doesn’t have any big stars or glamour, but it’s worth the effort.”
Average Reviews
2.5 “Fukrey works in parts and some of them are really funny, but overall it feels like an exercise in wanting to be a little bit of everything. “
DNA India
Negative Reviews
2.0 “Fukrey is a mild disappointment.”
1.5 “A word to all the young filmmakers out there – perhaps it’s time to leave Delhi and friendship alone and move to newer pastures. There are so many stories, yet untold.”
1.5 “Efforted humor and ridiculously logic-less twists in the tale is excessively disappointing.”
Daily BHaskar


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