Made In China starring Rajkummar Rao, Boman Irani, Mouni Roy, Paresh Rawal and Gajraj Rao is a coming-of-age comedy entertainer with a very progressive message. Read on…
Movie : Made In China
Director : Mikhil Musale
Rating : 3/5
Plot : Raghu Mehta (Rajkummar Rao) and Rukmani Mehta (Mouni Roy) are married to each other and live in Ahmedabad where the former is an aspiring entrepreneur from Gujjuland while his wife is a progressive woman from Mumbai. From selling Emu eggs to opening a company of carpets from Nepal, Raghu does it all to make it big but fails to do so. He is a silver spoon yet refuses to take aid from his family. He is forcibly sent to China with his cousin brother played by Sumeet Vyas where he meets Tanmay (Paresh Rawal) who is a Gujrati investor living in China. They bond on phephla and wine where Tanmay introduces Raghu as a famous Indian ‘entrepreneur’ which inspires him to go for the kill. Before returning back to India, he also meets a Chinese businessman who offers him to share his business & profits if he is able to sell his Chinese aphrodisiac soup which is made out of Tiger’s genitals.
He soon returns to India and after a lot of struggles, he starts his business of selling this soup which increases the sex-drive in men who are failing to have a healthy sex-life but he finds himself guilty of not been able to disclose his idea to his wife. He meets Dr Vardhi (Boman Irani) who is a sexologist and after a lot of continuous persuading and tries, he finally manages to get him on board for his business plan. They soon start selling boxes of their product in no time and began to make profits. Tables turn when a Chinese business investor who meets Raghu & Dr Vardhi dies right after making a business deal with them and offering them money to expand their business. What happens next is downright witty, progressive and is a satiric take on Indian mindsets & taking sex as a taboo.
What We Liked : The brilliant duo of Rajkummar and Boman is a perfect example of on point casting where the two naturals give it their best and make it a joy-ride throughout the film. While Rajkummar performs like a true blue actor as always and shows that he is in such a good form, it’s Irani who takes us by surprise with his acting-chops and makes us realize how badly we need prolific actors like him. Paresh Rawal is intense & gritty in his little role where he shines in every frame while Gajraj Rao is also in control in his cameo. Mouni who plays Rajkummar’s loving & dutiful wife is perfectly cast in the role where she looks beautiful and does her part well. Lastly, the message in the film which taunts the Indian mentality of finding the topic of sex a taboo is shown quite effectively.
What We Didn’t Like : The 1st half of the film is quite slow where we felt that the interval only feels like a point in the film which shows one-fourth of the story but the second half makes up for the stretched first half. We also wished that we got more of the brilliance of Sumeet Vyas who’s role is too little to do justice with the actor’s craft.
Overall, the film has an important message and is quite entertaining. Don’t miss it if you want to watch something different and if you are a fan of Rajkummar Rao and Boman Irani.
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