Everybody remembers Vinay Pathak's short, yet memorable career on T.V, due to some notable works in 'Hip Hip Hurray', 'Margarita', 'Oye', 'House Arrest', 'Ranvir Vinay Aur Kaun?', 'The Great Indian Comedy Show' and many more. Thanks to the popularity on television, the recall value was so high that cine-lovers noticed his small appearances, in big films. It took him almost a decade to make his big mark with 'Bheja Fry' which was a huge surprise hit. There were few more great films like 'Dasvidaniya', 'Mithya', 'Chalo Dilli', etc., which enhanced Vinay's potential, as a great actor. The success of 'Bheja Fry' also started a series of Vinay Pathak-Saurabh Shukla-Ranvir Shourie-Rajat Kapoor camp of films, which were churned out on frequent intervals. Sadly, the magic started to fade out with the debacle of 'Bheja Fry 2' and few other films. Vinay was back, doing small but important roles in the film. After a long time there is a solo release of Vinay Pathak, known as 'Kaagaz Ke Fools', which was originally titled as 'No Rules For Fools'. Thus, lets find out if 'Kaagaz Ke Fools' will bring back the lost glory of the talented actor, Vinay Pathak or might add on to the long list of another half baked product type of film.Story:
'Kaagaz Ke Fools' is a story of honest writer Purushottam (Vinay Pathak) and his nagging wife Niki (Mugdha Godse). Niki wants to see Purushottam get established and publish his novel and one day out of rage, fights badly with Purushottam. Purushottam leaves his house and gets on a drinking spree, where he accidentally lands up in an illegal casino. Luck shines at Purushottam and he wins a big hand and gets befriend by a call girl Rubina (Raima Sen). What happens next is what the entire film is all about.Screenplay & Technicalities:
The story is one liner and has no head or tail attached to it. The screenplay is weak, bland and tiring. The happenings are so slow and outdated that it will make some low budget T.V series look like a classic. Except for few one liner punches, there is not even a single scene worth mentioning. On the other hand the loud Punjabi backdrop is highly irritating and Mugdha Godse's Marathi accent flavoured in Punjabi style is a torture. The moment she opens her mouth one would wish for turning deaf. There are lots of irrational, unwanted, repetitive, bland, boring and irritating scenes in the film. One fails to understand the basic motive behind the film, whether it's a husband - wife fight story or a casino experience tale or a prostitute and her client relationship or a writers struggle to get its book published. The camera work is tacky and makes the film look totally outdated. The editing is so weak that despite of the film being less than two hours, seemed like a never ending experience.Music & Direction:
Music has nothing to boast about and background music adds up among the worst things to happen to this film.
Director Anil Chaudhary was seen performing as an actor in many films and now dons the director's hat. He brings up a confused and half baked tale with lots of flaws and foolish stuff attached to it. There is nothing entertaining in this film, except for an interesting line up of actors.Performances:
Vinay Pathak seemed lost with his new wig in this film. The comical punch was highly missing along with his fake appearance. Mugdha Godse is terribly bad and hams to the fullest with her Marathi accent wale loud Punjabi speech. Raima Sen looks good and does her short part, with grace. Saurabh Shukla and others, lend good support.Final Verdict: So bol meri "FILMI KHOPDI" iss film mein kitna hain Dum?
Dum??? Well, frankly speaking, there is no such dum in this senseless film, where the makers had the audacity to match up the title with one of the classic films from our country - 'Kaagaz Ke Phool'. The movie might not bad, but is a definitely boring, confused, bland and dragging, making it more of a koraa kaagaz (blank) type of experience for its viewers.Rating - 0.5/5