100 Min | Comedy | March 2013
IMDB Rating: 6.4
Director: Ashima Chibber
Starring: Rhea Chakraborty, Ram Kapoor, Saqib Saleem, Ravi Kishan
Mere Dad Ki Maruti Review: Taking its clues from “Dude, Where’s My Car?” (2000), MERE DAD KI MARUTI manages to convince you mainly due to its interesting theme which actually doesn’t revolve around a loving couple but a Maruti Car which gets lost incidentally by the young boy on his date. Now how he deals with the problem & his angry father, along with his childhood buddy and girlfriend becomes the basic premise of this light comedy which keeps your interest alive right till the end. Here I would like to mention that its not a perfect film at all with many illogical instances in its script, like replacing a brand new car with the other ones without any doubts being raised on its looks, an abandoned vehicle hitting a road side tree not being reported or found by police for a whole day and many other major events shown in its one day storyline which are actually not possible within that time frame.
But luckily all these questionable logical deductions just take the back seat once its likable key characters make an impression and you start enjoying their journey ahead in an exciting mode. Putting it differently Mere Dad Ki Maruti starts in the usual manner where in the boy & girl are introduced with a song and some comical moments. In the first few scenes, you just feel that the boys are actually doing it over the top with the efforts showing on the screen very clearly. Even Ram Kapoor seems to be having trouble with the mixed Hindi-Punjabi dialogues in his opening scene and the actor even tends to go the hamming way too, playing the angry father. However as the film progresses it makes you forget all these initial hiccups and the first half majorly works due to its light comic feel, fresh new lingo, the gorgeous girl, many well written funny dialogues and Ram Kapoor indeed.
In all, MERE DAD KI MARUTI is no doubt a hugely likable film for some selected regions of the country and abroad. It has its own minus points which also includes the ‘At Your Face’ publicity campaign of the brand MARUTI and its various makes, continuing throughout the film without any hesitation as if they have secretly produced the film as sleeping partners.
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