The first 20 minutes seem to drag and bore you in bits. It could've been way tighter. The director wastes time bringing the four main characters together, which is where the fun begins. Those are, in fact, some of the best moments of the film. The four hit it off well the first time they meet and there is absolutely no awkwardness when they do. The one-film old Pulkit Samrat, hands down, steals the first half with his flawless acting, dapper looks and perfect timings. But the second half is out and out Choocha's (Varun Sharma) and Lali's (Manjot Singh) show with their side-splitting punches. Both their characters are fleshed out well. Lali is brilliant with his poker-face expressions. I didn't know somebody could make even a 'debit what comes in, credit what goes out' so hilarious and so effortlessly. Choocha could have easily been caricatured into an annoying pesk, had he overdone it. Thankfully the director went beyond giving him funny dialogues. It's his ways, just everything about him - the way he carries himself, the way he dresses up that lends color to his character. Richa Chadhha convinces as the loud, crass Bholi Punjaban. Panditji (Pankaj Tripathi) is brilliant as usual.
Though confusing and annoying initially, the smacky's (the character Lali keeps running into) presence in the film is well-served. **Spoiler ahead** It's interesting and ironical how the director places the loaded and purposeless smacky against our four lead characters who turn their life upside down only for easy money. **Spoiler over**
Overall, Fukrey promises loads of laughter. It becomes even more fun with an enthusiastic audience. Definitely a one-time watch.
PS: The film won't find too many takers outside of North India for its characteristic Dilli-meets-Punjab flavor.
For those who have seen it, how did you like it? I'm waiting to hear from you in the comments below :)