Kabir Sadanad directorial film "Fugly" starring newcomers has opened to really bad reviews. The youth centric film, features Jimmy Shergill, Mohit Marwah, Vijender Singh and Kiara Advani in lead roles.
The newcomers Marwah, Singh and Advani have failed to impress critics in their debut film. But Shergill has again taken the limelight with his performance on-screen.
The second best part about the film is the special song, which features Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan.
Overall, the film has received very bad reviews from most of the critics. Read the reviews here:
Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama said: "FUGLY is not the standard Bollywoodish fare that looks at life through rose-tinted glasses. Unlike films of its ilk, which tend to get dark, gory and predictable after a point, Kabir Sadanand smartly uses sub-plots and characters so that the film doesn't steer into the foreseeable zone. In addition, Kabir invests in drama and the emotional bond amongst friends to make the proceedings captivating, but at the same time, makes the road back from hell compelling and lifelike.
"The film's key weapon, besides drama, is its soundtrack and Kabir makes sure he places the songs neatly in the narrative.
"On the whole, 'FUGLY' is relatable that portrays several episodes that mirror the realities and the problems the youth encounter in the present times. A decent entertainer!"
Mohar Basu of Koimoi.com said: "For film critics, movies like 'Fugly' is nothing less than traumatic. A bunch of haywire newbies find themselves lost in a plot that is ridiculous and lame which kills you by the end. If by God's grace you survive the slang talk and sleaze show, the climax murders you. In a typical Rang De Basanti weds Highway climax done in all seriousness, there is no scope to laugh at it either. It is a plain, flat and bad film that must be avoided under every circumstance.
"Fugly must mean trash because I couldn't find anything better in the film. A film devoid of soul, this movie will leave you mind-fuglied and I assure you that's a state hard to overcome. I sat through the film in the hope of drooling at Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan's gorgeous faces in the much hyped song but alas the film doesn't allow us a single pleasure."
Raja Sen of Rediff.com said: "Take a dash of Dil Chahta Hai. Throw in liberal doses of Shaitan, add several tablespoonfuls of Fukrey, with a climactic heap of Rang De Basanti on top. Meticulously take out all the actors, all the finesse, every smart and clever bone. Throw it in a blender and then water it down till it's not just an offensively bad film but a defiantly tacky one, a truly, truly cheap concoction that exists only to make you sick. 'Fugly' can't, in all good conscience, be called an actual movie -- but it is the most appropriately titled mess of all time."
Suprateek Chatterjee of Firstpost said: "Somewhere towards the final act of 'Fugly,' which already seemed like it was too long, a corrupt policeman called 'Imple', breaks out of a locked room in a decrepit old Delhi building. His phone has been thrown away, as have his clothes. He gets out in his underwear, looking hassled, and searches frantically for something to wear. A curious toddler appears and stares with him with a mixture of bafflement and delight. The policeman, having found a woman's top to wear for the time being, barks angrily at the kid and runs off. The camera lingers on the child's expression before cutting away to the next scene.
"This is pretty much the only genuine, true-to-intention moment in Kabir Sadanand's atrocious 'Fugly'.
"It doesn't entertain you, it doesn't move you, it doesn't affect you – you just thrash about in the dark and beg for it to end, like bad sex."
Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV said: "If positive intent were enough to help a youth-centric movie pass muster, then 'Fugly' could, at a stretch, be regarded as passably decent two-and-a-quarter hours of entertainment.
"But marred by pedestrian and confused execution, the film makes more noise than sense. It is not as if the members of the cast seek to pass off raving and ranting as acting. It is the ear-splitting background score that gets one's goat.
"The makers of 'Fugly' obviously do not believe that silence can be an option in a film about boisterous youngsters desperate to change the world."