Govinda, Varun Sharma, Digangana Suryavanshi, Prabhleen Sandhu, Brijendra Kala, Rajesh Sharma and Sanjay Mishra
Abhishek Dogra

Fryday is a chaos of comedy and comedy of errors, something legendary actor Govinda and even Varun Sharma excel in, it is hardly a surprise that everyone with a little time to spare was looking forward to seeing their madness matched together. However, expectations will be ruined this Fryday!


So we have Rajiv (Varun Sharma) who is a good for nothing good boy. Despite being an exemplary guy he cannot keep his girl and by the looks of it, cannot keep his job either. He is a water-purifier salesman. His target is to manage one sale by the end of the week, else he will have to say goodbye to his job. He has only one prospect customer – Mrs. Gagan Kapoor (Prabhleen Sandhu), acclaimed theatre actor Gagan Kapoor (Govinda)’s wife.


Unfortunately, when Rajiv reaches the Kapoor residence, the lady of the house is out for some NGO work. Rajiv, instead, catches Gagan with his mistress – Bindu (Digangana Suryavanshi) Their interrupted love-affair starts the mad humour and chaos, taking the audience along with their whirlwind of madness. Of course, aiding the madness ably is a chor and a police and more impossibly crazy situations, but the film solely belongs with Gagan Kapoor and Rajiv.


Fryday is filled with sexual innuendos, frustration and some well-timed double meaning jokes, yet the film is not exactly a sleaze-fest, despite the situation the script is dealing with. Govinda, in his Sajan Chale Sasural days has managed such screenplay on his little finger. His comic timing is on the dot each time. His introduction scene, where he is playing a part in Mughal-E-Azam’s theatrical version is astounding. How does the man do it each time with such finesse is beyond human! With him Varun Sharma is also hilarious in his clumsy, simpleton kind of humour. Yet, the movie starts making you restless.


What should have been a major chaos, with a director cunning enough to not let the audience realise the lack of a script, instead makes the audience restless after a while. The dialogues though funny, are picked up by some internet jokes which makes the audience feel cheated. More so, the script is so weak, that the humour starts looking repetitive. The girls are both annoying despite having nothing to do, their screeching only makes the situation and the script look cheap, instead of funny.


The music of the film, is below average. Imagine the loss of having Govinda in the film and the makers not putting in anything that will amount to bringing the legend back into the business. The film remains B-grade from the beginning. How unfortunate for Govinda to be dwindling away with such films and scripts. His presence in the film is the only silver lining but not for one moment are you fooled into thinking you are being entertained.


The entire project looks like a sorry attempt at getting Govinda back into business, but the mediocrity of the film will only push the legend further in the abyss rather than resurrect his flagging career. Perhaps it is time the actor tries to undo everything and start afresh with something completely different from what he has been known for, keeping his age and looks in mind, or else, call it quits and we will adore him as our Hero No 1 forever.

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