Director Nupur Ashtana's debut film "Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge" is about faking identities in the popular social networking site, Facebook. The movie is first of its kind in Bollywood.
What makes "Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge" (MFK) special is its fresh idea and new faces.
"MFK" is about two college mates - Vishal Bhatt (Saquip Salem), a prankster, and Priety Sen (Saba Azad), who hates males, especially Vishal. They happen to chat, faking their real identity on 'Facebook'. Thus, Vishal becomes his rockstar friend Rahul (Nishant Dahiya) and Priety becomes her friend and fashion designer student Malvika (Tara D'Souza).
Vishal admires Malvika for her look and Priety admires Rahul for his professional skills and the chat continues as if they were chatting to their loved ones - Malvika and Rahul respectively. They start liking each other. Vishal loves Malvika and she loves Rahul; Priety loves Rahul and Rahul loves Malvika, and the story continues.
The screen chemistry between Vishal and Priety, and the lingo that the main characters use keep the "MFK" apart from other college love stories.
Protagonist Saquip Salem looks energetic and camera friendly while Saba Azad looks natural and handles her role easily. Nishant Dahiya is cool while Tara D'Souza is gorgeous. All the four are dexterous even though they are new in B-town. They are likely to stay here for long.
The dexterity of the director lies in her ability to keep the momentum of the film going without too much sentiments.
Music director Raghu Dixit deserves special mention for his lively songs that fit the genre of the film. The songs in the film convey a vivid partying scene among the youngsters. "Dheaon Dheaon," "Har Saans Mein," and "Uh-Oh Uh-Oh!" are quite good songs and have the potential to hit the chartbuster in days to come.
Priyaanjali Lahiri deserves the same appreciation for the trendy costumes.
In short, "MFK" is fresh, lively, energetic, and a complete pack for today's youth.
Verdict: Catch the next show.
Other Movies that Hit the Screens this Week
Along with "MFK" four other films were released - "Aazaan" directed by Prashant Chadha, "Jo Dooba So Paar" by Praveen Kumar, "My Friend Pinto," by Raghav Dar and "Mod" by Nagesh Kukunoor.
My Friend Pinto: A romantic comedy by director Raghav Dar, "My Friend Pinto" is about a simple country youth Michael Pinto played by Prateik Babbar and his venture to Mumbai in search of his friend.
Prateik Babbar plays opposite to Kalki Koechlin. However, the film has failed to impress critics.
Taran Adarsh of Bollywoodhungama says Raaghav Dar "needs aptness, practice and of course, comic timing or else, the magic cannot be observed on screen. That's where "My Friend Pinto" falters badly."
The unnatural simplicity of the protagonist, disinterested look of Kalki Koechlin, ridiculous situations, and bad music have spoiled the movie, say the critics.
Aazaan: Prashant Chadha's action film is based on the grave issue of bioterrorism. The film is about a half Indian and half Afghan spy, Aazaan (played by Sachin Joshi), who enters the dark world of espionage only to find his lost younger brother and terrorist Aman (Neet Mohan).
Though it is a good action film, yet its script is not up to the mark, say the critics.
Jo Dooba So Paar - It's Love in Bihar!: "Jo Dooba So Paar - It's Love in Bihar!" is directed by Praveen Kumar. The film is about Kishu (Anand Tiwari) who assist his father on the truck.
The story revolves around Kisu and his one sided love story with American researcher Sapna (Sita Ragione Spada) who come to Bihar for research.
The screenplay becomes dull at times and this has ruined the movie, feel the critics.
Mod: Nagesh Kukunoor's "Mod" features Rannvijay Singh as Andy and Ayesha Takia Azmi as Arany. It is an emotional love story of two completely mismatched people.
"'Mod' boasts of an interesting idea and even Kukunoor's mature handling of the material needs to be lauded, but the film suffers for two reasons; it unfolds at a sluggish/lethargic pace and is prolonged," says Bollywoodhungama.