At one time, 'Playboy', 'Casanova', 'Dilphek', 'Aashiq Mizaaj' few such tags were quite common in our Hindi films. There were many films where the hero used to be a womanizer and later there would be change of heart due to the true love found in their lives. Almost every actor right from Rajesh Khanna (Amardeep / Prem Nagar), Amitabh Bachchan (Jurmana), Salman Khan (Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hain), Saif Ali Khan (Yeh Dillagi), Aamir Khan (Mann), Emraan Hashmi (Aksar) and many more have essayed such roles in their career. Sadly, none of these films displayed the process of how these characters ended up being a womanizer and tried justifying by showing most of them as an alcoholic. Though, few filmmakers like Basu Chatterjee (Shaukeen) and Hrishikesh Mukherjee (Sab Se Bada Sukh) faintly tried to touch this taboo subject by presenting it in a humorous way. Still, the thirst for an out and out proper adult comedy remained unquenched. Thus, right from the first promo of 'Hunterrr', the curiosity was at its highest peak among all those who love such type of witty adult comedies. So, let's find out whether 'Hunterrr' will finally give us a full fledged out and out fine adult comedy based on a life of a womanizer or might end up joining the long list of all those adult comedies which were loud or vulgar and were made only to titillate its targeted audience.Story:
'Hunterr' is a journey of a sex addict Mandar Ponkshe (Gulshan Devaiah). Right from his adolescent days Mandar is highly attracted towards women and ends up having multiple relationships. His plate used to be full by having Parul (Veera Saxena) a swimmer at one side to Jyotsna (Sai Tamhankar) a housewife on the other. Time flies and Mandar decides to get married in a traditional way and thus meets Trupti (Radhika Apte). Due to the fear of loosing Trupti, Mandar hides his past life from Trupti and what happens next is what the entire film is all about.Screenplay & Technicalities:
The story is daringly different and will connect with every male, who can relate the character of Mandar to someone they have known in their school or college days. The best part about this movie is that it has been presented in a highly witty and humorous manner due to which its like a non-stop fun ride with back to back enjoyable scenes and happenings in the film. There are some brilliant scenes like Gulshan discussing physical act of sex, Gulshan meeting girls for marriage, Gulshan's childhood experience at village followed by his experience of watching an adult film and the after effects, first girlfriend incident, hostel experience with Veera Saxena, the whole track of Sai Tamhankar, Gulshan trying to woo a girl in a market, Gulshan in supermarket to meet Radhika, Gulshan's airport chat with a stranger, Gulshan's confession and many more such scenes keeps you entertained to the fullest. The dialogues by Harshavardhan Kulkarni and Vijay Maurya are outstanding. It is due to these jocular one liners the movie never crosses the thin line of being vulgar or cheap. The minute detailing in the film is highly appreciable. There is not even a single dull moment in the film, except for it slows down a bit in the second half. Also, the nonlinear pattern of story telling starts to ruin the fun at various places. The Gulshan-Radhika track should have been a bit crispier, just like all other tracks in the film. The camera work by John Jacob Payyapalli is of top notch and has done full justice to the film. Special mention to the outstanding casting of the film, right from the young children, to the adults in the family, everyone in this movie was perfect as per their character.Music & Direction:
Music by Khamosh Shah is brilliant and the way these songs are placed, add up to the film as an additional screenplay. 'Hunterrr 303' or 'Dil Lagaana' by Bappi Lahiri and Altaf Raja gives you out and out retro feel. 'Chori Chori' is sensuous and goes perfectly as per the mood of the film. 'Naina', 'Bachpan', 'Ye Naa Gade', 'Dil Lagaana' and others sound melodious.Director Harshavardhan Kulkarni gives us the long due witty adult comedy, based on the life of a sex addict and that too with full detailing attached to it. He makes the film quite relevant and has high levels of connecting factor. Its his good sense of screenplay and direction, that saves an average writing work by his directorial skills in the climax part. Male sexuality has never been presented in such a witty manner. Wished, he would have kept the film in a bit more linear pattern.Performances:
Gulshan Devaiya slips easily into the character of Mandar Ponkshe. He enhances his performance by expressing lust through his body mannerism and dialogue delivery, brilliantly. Not to forget the lecherous expressions over his face. Radhika Apte is highly charming and perfect for her role. The sweetness and simplicity inside her makes you believe the change of heart happening inside Gulshan's character. Sai Tamhankar is enchanting as per her role. She adds the fine sensuousness in the film with her natural expressions. Veera Saxena is sweet and does her part with grace. Neeta Kulkarni, Sagar Deshmukh, Nitish Pandey, Vaibbhav Tatwawdi and others were perfect in their parts. Special mention to all the kids associated with this film Vedant Muchandi (Jr.Mandar), Shalva (Jr.Kshitij), Kshitij Kothari (Jr.Dilip) & Viraj Deshmukh (Jr.Surya), especially to the one who plays the younger version of a Gulshan's character along with his fat friend.Final Verdict: So bol meri "FILMI KHOPDI" iss film mein kitna hain Dum?
Dum??? Well, this movie is a nonstop adult entertainer for all those who have a humorous mind. It's a high level quality stuff, which is very hard to be found in our Hindi cinema and will end up being a game changer in years to come. The family audiences and people with an orthodox mindset should stay miles away from this movie. Also, some might find the movie to be male centric, but nevertheless enjoy this exuberant journey of adulthood with your friends and like minded people.Ratings : 4.5/5