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Movie Review : Beja Fry (☼☼☼☼☼)

Movie Name : Beja Fry (Hindi)
My Rating : ☼☼☼☼☼
Genre: Comedy
Director: Sagar Bellary
Film Cast: Sarika (Sheetal), Rajat Kapoor (Ranjeet Thandani, Vinay Pathak (Bharat Bhusahn), Ranvir Shorey (Asif, the income tax-officer), Milind Soman (Anant Ghoshal) and Bhairavi Goswami (Sunita Rao)
Story : Making fun of upcoming singers by inviting them to a Friday night dinner turns into role reversals and realistic life change events are central theme of this story.
Likes : The last time I felt movie happy was with ‘Dil Chahta Hai‘ with close to life characters and stories.Beja Fry belongs to this category.
Vinay Pathak is at his best right from the introduction in the movie, A passenger who needs window seats (I have seen many of these window passenger types when I used to do up and downs for job from Bangalore to Hyderabad, No matter what some of these guys just need window seat irrespective of their ticket numbers).Also the folding cover with that rattling sound (People just take it granted of making unwanted noises with these plastic covers) every time Vinay Pathak take out to show his achievements. His character of innocence is pictured with all mixes of a common Indian man.His office phone conversations and spit handshakes with female office colleague are just awesome.His cricket Indian fanism side with his friend Asif is like a pure cafe chai fight talks. The emotional side of knowing that he is an idiot of the weekend. He has given 200% to the character.
Rajat Kapoor did his role best by being an upscale person who wants to have fun at the cost of bakaras like Bharat Bhushan.
Ranvir Shorey though appears only for some time in the movie showed a typical tax-inspector’s and Pakistan favored but still Indian mentality guy who just loves his friend.

Story it self is catchy as it went against Bollywood rhetoric of riches wife’s always elope and have affairs with middle class Bharat Bhushan telling the story of how his wife departed him for Bhalla.Director did a great job in trying to close this bridge between these two characters lives with real time touch by even dragging Asif’s wife into this fry. A caring wife role Sheetal gave the gender equality touch to the movie by sensitizing the caring nature of her with a suspect and self-oriented husband.

Dislikes : The director should have shown one sample Friday Bakara case to make the movie a bit comparable but thinking again and again I’m not sure if that will glue in properly with the characters of the movie.

In sum, Watch the movie and get your beja fried and become fresh again.


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Posted By: Kalyan | Date: May 26, 2007 | Categories: Movies

2 Responses to Movie Review : Beja Fry (☼☼☼☼☼)

  1. Anonymous says:

    That movie is actually a French scenario redirected for Indian audience. “Le diner de con” is very famous in France.
    I wonder if you feel some details that strike the Indian audience? Are there details that are unconceivable in India??
    I’m currently working on cultural differences that’s why I ask you that.

  2. Kalyan says:

    My understanding is that all remade movies from other regions/languages into Indian films are given a indian touch either sentiments or culture or traditions.This movie I did not felt any details that are not in line with thinkings in India but I should not generalize for all of India.If I get a chance I’ll watch “Le diner de con” with english subtitles if availble and see what is difference in two movies and the charcters.I think probably you shouuld do that on your end to get details on your “cultural differnces” from the movie.

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