Vicky Donor Movie Review
Vicky Donor Average Rating: 3.5/5
(Based on web reviews)
Stars: 3.5/5 Site: bollywoodhungama.com
Vicky Arora [Ayushymann Khurrana], a young, good looking Punjabi guy from Lajpat Nagar, is the only son and of no financial support to his mother Dolly [Dolly Ahluwalia], a widow, who runs a small beauty parlor from home. As luck would have it, a small brawl in the colony brings Dr. Chaddha and Vicky face to face, where Chaddha concludes that Vicky could be that donor he has been looking for. From here on, Dr. Chaddha's days and nights are spent in convincing Vicky to become a donor till he finally gives in.
On the whole, VICKY DONOR is a small film with a big heart. The makers have had the courage to bring a diverse issue out in the open, narrating a daringly different story without getting preachy. Witty, funny and also emotional, VICKY DONOR is forward-thinking, progressive commercial cinema which vastly enlightens and hugely entertains!
Stars: 3.5/5 Site: timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Story: Unemployed Vicky is urged by a fertility sexpert to make better use of his 'wasted' sperms. He turns this into a 'productive' idea, until it becomes the origin of more troubles.
Movie Review: Ayushmann Khurrana is rock solid. In this tailor-made debut, he's natural and impressive. He doesn't come from a filmi gene pool, but he'll hold his own (pun intended) in Bollywood. Newbie Yami Gautam is the estrogen element in this sperm-dominated enterprise. She's a sheer delight to watch, emoting effortlessly.
Director Shoojit Sircar is back with a bold, first-of-its-kind concept that's taboo. He makes this sperm of an idea swim all the way. He intelligently uses comedy to break mindsets, without embarrassing moments or awkward lines. The film entertains, without preaching sexual moralities or social service. Even the music blends beautifully with the story. The winner here is the script (Juhi Chaturvedi), penned with subtlety, oodles of non-slapstick humour, while sensitizing the cause at hand. However, the lingo gets too Punju at times and the last twenty minutes could do with some editing. It takes a man to make a film like this, literally. Kudos to John Abraham for his brave maiden production.
Thankfully, this sperm hits bullseye.
Stars: 4/5 Site: daily.bhaskar.com
Direction: Shoojit Sircar chose to deal with a sensitive subject in a comic manner, while keeping the youth taste intact in the movie. Yes, the director undoubtedly leaves a mark. The rhythm between science and emotions is maintained without creating awkward moments. Shoojit manages to maintain the interest with the adequate dose of emotions without making the film go overboard.
Dialogues/cinematography/music: Dialogues are simple and depict the Punjabi and Bengali culture, efficiently. Cinematography is decent, while music helps the movie proceed without allowing it to take away the connectivity factor. Rum Whisky, Pani Da Rang and the Punjabi music in the wedding helps the narration of the emotions.
Ups and downs: No big star cast which will attract audiences to the theatre. However, natural and brilliant performances will surely speed up the word-of-mouth publicity process for the flick. It’s definitely a must watch if you genuinely crave for different, entertaining and paisa-vasool cinema. For all the John Abraham’s fans, who want to catch a glimpse of the actor, Vicky Donor would be an entertaining blow.
5 – Flawless
4 – Must Watch
3 – One Time Watch
2 – Wait for the DVD
1 – Stay Away