Backed by John Abraham's production and cool promotional video, Vicky Donor surprises by thinking out of the box in all departments: its subject, its excellent acting (Yes! No humongous stars in this one but still lots of bang for your buck!), cute and funny script and last but not least, a pleasant soundtrack. With all this working for the film, there is no going wrong with Shoojit Sircar's comedy.
New Delhi is the setting of Dr Baldev Chaddha's (Annu Kapoor) failing fertility clinic and sperm bank. Dr. Chaddha's problems seem solved when he meets Vicky Arora (Ayushmann Khurrana), a handsome young man who lives with his mother struggling to make ends meet. Dr. Chaddha is convinced that Vicky is the donor who would erase all his sperm bank woes. His duty remains to convince the young man, and once this happens, one wonders what the future love life of Vicky will become.
Though it is known that Vicky Donor marks a Bollywood debut for a lovely and spot-on Yami Gautam, for Ayushmann Khurrana and for John Abraham as a producer, it may be less known that Abhishek-Akshay are debuting as music directors and quite frankly... upon watching the film and listening to the soundtrack, one could easily think that this is not anyone's first venture. Ayushmann Khurrana's theatre background is surely the cause of his sterling performance and comic timing. John Abraham as a producer has had an extraordinary flair for finding what will entertain today's moviegoer and we are only too happy to congratulate him for entering the world of film production having selected such an entertaining story.
In the more experienced department, the wonderfully cast Annu Kapoor, Kamlesh Gill and Dolly Ahluwalia bring their zest to the characters they portray, making this comedy one of the best to have been released recently in Indian cinema. Despite all this talent, the film would not be as entertaining if it were not for well written characters and a good story. Huge accolades are well deserved by writer Juhi Chaturvedi.
Shoojit Sircar's merit is to treat the often taboo subject of sperm donation without making a comedy of it. The director has been quoted saying: "I haven’t made a comedy about sperm donation. The endeavour is to bring the issue out of the closet in a light tone so that it is acceptable to every section of the audience. We had a sperm-donation specialist Dr Malpani from Mumbai on board to guide us through the technicalities."
Paani da Rang has already become a hit song and also features Ayushmann Khurana very smoothly in the vocals:
So don't wait, buy that ticket at your nearest cinema, sit down and enjoy the thoroughly sound entertainment. Vicky Donor will be sure to please young and old.
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Directed by: Shoojit Sircar
Writing credits: Juhi Chaturvedi
Cast: John Abraham, Dolly Ahluwalia, Jayant Das, Yami Gautam, Annu Kapoor, Ayushmann Khurrana
Produced by: John Abraham, Sheel Kumar, Ronnie Lahiri, Sunil Lulla, Ram Mirchandani