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Review: Ferrari Ki Sawaari

Ferrari Ki SawaariRajesh Mapuskar's "Ferrari Ki Sawaari" is a well-intentioned film but it tries too hard to strike an emotional chord. While an interesting plot and some fine writing could have made this film stand-out but a light-hearted film infused with too much sentimentality spoils the fun.

Rusy's (Sharman Joshi) son is a gifted 12-year-old who is a young aspiring cricketer. Despite limited means Rusy wants to do the best for his son. The little boy gets a chance to go to Lords for a cricketing camp and Rusy has to somehow arrange for a big sum of money to make his dream come true. In comes a local politician who wants Sachin Tendulkars's Ferrari on loan for his son's wedding. Rusy becomes the connection between the Ferrari, Sachin Tendulkar and the money that the groom's father is ready to shell out for the 'Ferrari ki sawaari'. The honest and upright Rusy succumbs to pressure and tries to make quick money to pay for the camp but the simple plan obviously goes all wrong.

Sharman Joshi and Boman Irani are commendable when it comes to essaying their respective roles with complete finesse and ease. Sharman as the helpless and ambitious father and Boman Irani as the unsympathetic, bitter grandfather, who thinks Lords is the most unreasonable proposition. Ritvik might not be as good as Darsheel Safary in 'Taare Zameen Par'
but he is apt for this role.

My only issue with the film is that it starts off to as a warm simple tale about small people with big aspirations but harping on the moral aspects weighs down the film and makes it preachy. It's definitely watchable and entertaining but the director should have steered clear of peppering the plot with heightened melodrama.

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