Movie Review: MERE DAD KI MARUTI
Cast : Ram Kapoor, Saqib Saleem, Rhea Chakraborty, Prabal Panjabi, Ravi Kishan
Producer : Ashish Patil
Director : Ashima Chibber
Ratings : * * * 1/2
Saqib Saleem looks lovable on screen, Rhea Chakrobarthy fits the bill with cute look, Ram Kapoor at his best as father, director Ashima holds the film together, Ravi Kissen is good and so is Prabal Punjabi, sharp editing
Yash Raj Films has mastered the art of making family films and that too set in north. "Band Baaja Baraat" was all about marriages in Delhi and here we get a film set in Chandigarh which talks about father son relationship. Film is directed by debutant Ashima Chibber who worked as AD in "Chak De India" and "Rockstar".
Film has got a simple plot, a punjabi family in Chandigarh and fighting son - father duo. Add some really funny friends and a cute punjabi girl in a mayhem where son loses his father's car. Plot is cliche but lively screenplay by Neeraj Udhwani, Pooja Desai and Ashima Chibber lifts the film. Performance wise Ram Kapoor does justice to his character of short tempered father completely and Saqib Saleem looks comfortable on screen in the role of guy next door. Debutant Rhea Chakrobarthy, former VJ, fits the bill of cute and hot punjabi girl. Side kicks are truly hilarious especially Prbal Punjabi.
Music is the weak point of the film and songs are strictly average except "Punjaabiyan Di Battery" which is hit one. Film is helped by its racy speed due to sharp editing and short running time of 100 minute. Director Ashima deserves full praise as she handles a routine topic with complete authority and infuses life in somewhat boring script.She has already been signed for more films by YRF and she has shown promise.
Overall film is an ideal weekend family outing and by the time you will realize the pluses and minuses, it will be zoom past. Perfect recipe for teenagers!
Go for this one if you love YRF's punjabi brand of fun filled cinema !