At times some small movies manage to grab your attention due to its unique theme or the assembled cast associated with it. Something similar happened right from the first promo of the movie 'What The Fish', as it stars veteran actress Dimple Kapadia and the posters along with the promos looked like a fun film. But there is a long list of those films where in the fun lied only in its promos and the movie turned out to be total contrast. So let's find out whether 'What The Fish' will stand by the curiosity created around it or might end up being one among those movies which went wrong due to its misleading promos.
'What The Fish' is a story of strict and over perfectionist Sudha Mishra (Dimple Kapadia) who loves her pet fish and money plant very much. One day, she decides to go for a spiritual trip, thus giving the responsibility of her house as well as “the pet fish and plant” to her niece's fiance Sumit (Sumit Suri). Sumit allows his friend to party in this house and along with it goes the responsibility of the house from one to another leading to a huge mess. What happens next is what the film is all about.
Screenplay & Technicalities:
Story is different and has an interesting premise attached to it. Along with Dimple Kapadia's track there are few interesting and entertaining tracks initially. But post interval the last two tracks are boring and super dragging. You will enjoy the first half which has some entertaining scenes like the Dimple's intro scene where she fights with the taxi driver followed by her constant nagging to Sumit Suri, Manu Rishi trying to trap Deepti Pujari and few more. But just when you feel that the second half of the movie will be have more such funny chapters, the movie goes on a flat ride with nothing much exciting happening and keeps dragging with repetitive scenes of Dimple and her exaggerated stories. The chapters attached to the boxer's story dilute the film in big way and finally gets saved due to the finale portion which is predictable. Editing could be crispier in the second half of the film.
Music & Direction:
Music is not that great, though 'Babbe Mast' will find its way in the party circuit. Background music could have been little bit soothing.
Director Gurmmeet Singh debuted this year with 'Warning', which was technically good film but lacked the intensity in it. This time he comes up with an interesting premise and tires to add the chaos to it. He succeeds in the initial part but fails to take it up to next level. He should have created more interesting and different premise which would have kept the audience's interest in the film. Sadly, the later part of the film just keeps dragging on till the finale which again could have been much better.
Dimple Kapadia in her medium sized role is superb. One loves her constant nagging and exaggerations. She suits perfectly for the role of monster maasi. Manu Rishi in great in his part and does his role perfectly. Anand Tiwari was highly wasted in such a small role. Sumit Suri was fine in his part. Deepti Pujari and Manjot Sing are fine in their parts. Vishal Sharma, Mithun Rodwittiya and others were not up to the mark. The best performance is by the fish in the movie which keeps wondering 'What The Fish' is happening.
So bol meri "FILMI KHOPDI" iss film mein kitna hain Dum?
Dum? Well the movie has an interesting plot line attached to it with few good chapters in it. Due to these chapters the expectations level rises up where as the second half of the film badly fails to meet up with it. The makers could have made a great delicacy with the ingredients attached to the film but sadly ends up being a half baked dish which could be termed as thodi pakki, thodi kachchi.