By Soumyadipta Banerjee
It usually happens on unusually long journeys. Suddenly, you realize that your mobile is not working. Now, you will ask me SO WHAT my phone is not working? How does it matter? If you think that it isn’t a big deal, try playing this game with me. Switch your phone off RIGHT NOW!
Done? Now whatever happens, don’t look at that phone for three hours. Watch yourself after an hour. Aren’t you missing something? The usual glance at your phone screen every two minutes, those incessant text messages, status updates, facebook newsfeed… the feeling of emptiness grows with each passing hour. This is not an addiction but just how it feels when you are suddenly asked to behave differently for a longer time. This is the feeling that I was talking about…
Now, on long trips you are stuck to a seat (it’s slightly better if you have taken first class), your phone is not responding and you have slept long enough. So what do most do in this situation? Yes, most eat, play a video game and go back to sleep again. But some of us look for something to read – a breezy read that can divert ourselves from all the uneasiness of the body and of the mind.
Imagine, suddenly a small story in a magazine grips your attention. Just a good story that doesn’t talk about lofty ideas, doesn’t make you think or even makes you wonder what’s going to happen next. The story just makes you smile. Doesn’t it feel beautiful at that point? Doesn’t it feel that God couldn’t have gifted you something better than that cute, little story?
Ferrari Ki Sawari is like that cute, little short story. You should watch the movie after a very bad day at work – when your boss has decided to scream at you, when your colleagues have decided to bitch about you and when your partner has decided to pick a fight with you. Ferrari Ki Sawari will make you smile and it will take you away from your bad moment for a couple hours. We wouldn’t call this just entertainment but this is something more than that. This movie somehow tugs on the strings of your heart.
What’s the story?
We have always heard about the power of simplicity. Out of all the films that we have seen recently, there wouldn’t have been a simpler story than this one. But the story has been told so simply that it will make you happy.
The story is about a small school kid who is very good in cricket. His dad and his grandfather were also good players and his dad (Sharman Joshi) wants his son to achieve everything that he or his father couldn’t achieve in their lifetime – playing for the country. The story narrates how far a father can go to ensure that his son gets to play the game without their penury coming in the way. He then ‘technically’ steals Sachin Tendulkar’s Ferrari to get the money required to send his son to England to train with the best coaches.
The story then leads to hilarious situations after the car gets stolen. Point to be noted here, the Ferrari that has been used in the film is really Sachin Tendulkar’s.
So, what’s new about the film? What’s new about the story? There’s nothing new about the story. Also, there are no stars in the film. But the beauty of the film lies in the way the story has been told. It’s a simple, straight-forward narration that doesn’t put you on the edge of your seat but makes you slouch, relax your muscles and happily munch on your popcorn.
Boman Irani couldn’t have done a better job – these are times when you realize why he gave up frying chips to don the grease-paint, he has shown passion in this film. The way he has portrayed the role of a Parsi grandfather, it really shows the hard-work that he has put in to prepare for this role. Sharman Joshi’s acting was natural, effortless and a treat. The little Ritwik Sahore is also good.
We recommend this film for you. It will keep you warm in an otherwise cold multiplex.
In.com rating: 3.5 stars
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