In the land that gave the world Kama sutra, discussing sex is still a taboo and sperm donation a bigger taboo. And here is a small budget Bollywood movie that tries to break the taboo by delivering a very entertaining, meaningful movie with a warm heart and a good intention.
Vicky Donor is a light hearted rom-com that revolves around sperm donation as the main subject but without getting preachy about it. The soul of the movie is in the wonderful script that is endearing and light hearted, the characters very real and the emotional chord tucked in right places and the laughter sugar-coating the meaningful intention.
Dr Baldev Chaddha (Annu kapoor) runs an infertility clinic and many childless couples rest their hopes on him and dream of their bundle of joy. But the Doctor knows in practicality, its only a probability based heavily on the sperm quality and chance. And then as a good doctor he needs to also take in count various pre-checks on the quality and nature of the donor. So the hunt for the Mr.Right Donor continues for Chaddaji whose clinic’s future as well as the hopes of many of his patience rest on it. Enter Vicky Arora (Ayushmann Khurrana), a 25 something Punjabi, living in refugee colony in Delhi, with his boisterous but loving mother and “a progressive thinking modern” grandma is a happy-go-lucky jobless guy. Dr.Chaddaji spots him and then begins a hillarious journey where he tries to convince him to be a donor. And then Ashima Roy (Yami Gautam), an independent working bengali and a divorcee breezez in romance into Vicky’s life and resulting in an inter-cultural marriage after a bouts of very entertaining cultural shocks for both the families. What happens when the neighbourhood, family and Ashima came to know about Vicky’s donor act makes the second half of the movie that has no one dull moment nor a typical masala quotient. A quality sperm of a movie!
If the script of the movie is a winner, the other highlights of the movie are the cast. The entire cast of the movie has done a commendable job with Ayushmann,Annu kapoor and Yami deserving a special mention. It’s one rare movie where you cannot fault one single actor, right from the grandmother to the staff of the clinic everyone impresses with their small roles but linger in our thoughts for long! And the best part no one over acts but at ease with their characters. a A wonderful sperm of a show!
I was never convinced with John Abraham as an actor but as a first time producer and for spotting such a script and having faith on it, take a bow John! And a special bow for the director Shoojit Sircar.
GingerChai verdict: Vicky Donor is one brilliant sperm of an entertaining movie that has the right genetic mix of entertaiment, story, heart and soul into it. Go watch it, you will never be dissappointed and the movie deserves to win in box office.