Ferrari Ki Sawari (2012) WBRi Hindi Movie Review: Sachin Tendulkar & Sharman Joshi Boost Cricket

New Poster of Ferrari Ki Sawari (2012) Hindi Film

Kolkata, June 16, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Penning Creations) Since starting out with an art film (‘Godmother’) in 1999, Sharman Joshi has come a long way to make his mark as an actor of note. He has been awarded and acclaimed for his works but the actor has never been hitherto seen in a lead role. After 13 busy years in Bollywood, Sharman finally gets the chance to make his debut as a main lead in a Bollywood flick with the latest offering from the Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s stable – ‘Ferrari Ki Sawaari’. Though the actor had made little pre-release buzz about his big break, every Sharman fan can now get ready to have an exciting ride with this lovely movie. ‘Ferrari Ki Sawaari’ is not flawless, but it’s very, very good!

Vidya Balan in the sizzling Mala Jau De (Lavani) Item Number from Ferrari Ki Sawari

A motherless schoolboy ‘Kayoze Deboo’ (Ritwik Sahore) lives with his father ‘Rusy’, alias ‘Rustam’ (Sharman Joshi). The kid aspires to follow the footprints of his idol Sachin Tendulkar and wishes to play cricket at the Lord’s cricket ground. His doting dad leaves no stone unturned to help him along and sends the boy to England for a coaching stint. Indeed, ‘Rusy’ is determined to fulfill each of his son’s dreams.

On the way to satisfy one such wish of his son, the otherwise honest and decent ‘Rusy’ takes the first dishonest step of his life. He borrows a gleaming and attractive red Ferrari for one hour without the owner’s consent.

Who is the owner, you ask? None other than the legendary Sachin Tendulkar himself! The over excited father-son set out for a breath-taking journey and thus a wild, violent ride ensues. They confront some remarkable and hilarious characters during their trip: an unstoppable wedding planner, a Laurel-and-Hardy pair of loyal attendants, a greedy politician and his irresponsible son, and a car mechanic who specializes in stolen cars.

As the Ferrari runs further, they face a vivid world of street-hooligans and mass-weddings and even find an ill-tempered old man. The tale of a fifty year old rivalry comes out in the open and soon arrives a night that changes their lives forever.

How does the simple ‘Rusy’ handle these situations? Does he succeed in getting his son to realize his dream? What does the celebrated Ferrari owner do when he discovers about his car being hired on the sly? How does the kid support his father throughout the trip? Answers are just a (Ferrari Ki) Sawaari away!

A father of three children in real life, Sharman Joshi is spontaneous as he dons the role of a reel life father in ‘Ferrari Ki Sawaari’. The actor, who widened his limited scope and spread his charm in films like ‘Rang De Basanti’, ‘3 Idiots’, and ‘Life In A Metro’, once again wins over his audiences with effortless simplicity. The Ferrari ride, of course, does not provide Sharman any scope to have heroines to prance around with but it will definitely make him a favourite on-screen dad among thousands of middle class kids. Sharman proves his versatility throughout the frames of ‘Ferrari Ki Sawaari.’

Boman Irani, one of the most nuanced contemporary Bollywood character artists, plays the role of the cranky grandfather of ‘Ritwik’ in ‘Ferrari Ki Sawaari’. He is as fine as expected but the role in itself is not quite sensitive enough for a star like Irani to showcase his acting prowess properly.

Ritwik Sahore, as the cricket maniac kid, has done a good job. The child artist has every potential to make it big in the sizzling sky of Bollywood.

Pritam does the musical score of the film. But the music by this popular music director is too plain to strike a chord with the viewers. Only ‘Mala Jau De’ (featuring the red-hot Vidya Balan in an unconventional item number) is worth a mention in the entire film.

The cinematography by Sudhir Palsane is flawless. Master film maker Raju Hirani looks after the editing for ‘Ferrari Ki Sawaari’, with co-editor Deepa Bhatia.

‘Ferrari Ki Sawaari’ is Rajesh Mapuskar’s directorial debut. Despite certain plot loopholes and weak frames, he can be considered as one of the more promising directors of future. His vision, eye for detailing and dedication towards filmmaking shines through during practically every portion of ‘Ferrari Ki Sawaari’.

The latest of Vidhu Vinod Chopra production, ‘Ferrari Ki Sawaari’, is a lovable sports comedy family drama minus the customary Bollywood laugh riot routine. There have been several films in the Hindi film industry based on cricket. However, ‘Ferrari Ki Sawaari’ falls short of becoming the next ‘Iqbal’. Although the new film is based on father-son bonding and is more like a heart-warming saga on relationships, it lacks the emotional force that makes viewers stick to the theatre seats and the story, while rather sensational, is not quite inspiring either. ‘Ferrari Ki Sawaari’ is good while it lasts, but you might just forget about it soon after you walk out of the theatres!