Ferrari Ki Sawaari – Review
Every child has its own dream. Every father has his dream about his child. Ferrari Ki Sawaari is endearing story of a middle-class father and his cricket-playing son and how his father gets himself entangled into one hilarious, bumpy ride on Ferrari when destiny bestows his son with a golden opportunity.
Kayo, played brilliantly by young Ritvik Sahore might be just a school kid but with a gifted cricketing talent. His father Rustom (Sharman Joshi), a RTO head clerk is an affable, honest, single father who is nicknamed by Sri Harichandra by traffic cop when he volunteers and insists to pay the fine for jumping the traffic signal, even when no one notices it. When the cop asks why he wants to pay even though no cop had caught him or noticed his violation, Rustom says his son who was in the pillion noticed it and children takes their first lesson from their parents. That opening scene for me conveyed a lot about the true drive of the movie – a ride to remember! Destiny knocks the door of Rustoms when he gets a golden opportunity to get selected to a cricketing camp in the mecca of cricket, Lord’s MCC grounds, London. But if Kayo gets selected, he has to pay a hefty coaching fee. Though Rustom lives on a tight budget, he assures his son he would make it. Rustom’s father (Bomman Irani), a man who has turned bitter towards life and cricket in particular chides him for spoiling his child. Did Rustom’s dream come true? The answer would be obvious but how they manage it with Ferrari becoming an integral part of the movie makes the ride very exciting and immensely watchable.
Sharman Joshi is a fine actor that no one would disagree but he has always been casted in multi-hero roles and in Ferrari Ki Sawari he does a solo act as a lead and in a commendable way. As a single father who passionately nurtures his son’s dreams while at the same time silently and obediently bearing the bitterness of his father, Sharman pulls the act with remarkable ease. Supporting him ably are Ritvik Sahore and Bomman Irani as well as the entire supporting cast of the movie. One good thing I noticed in some of the recent Bollywood films like Kahaani, Vicky Donor and now Ferrari Ki Sawari are the interesting castings of relatively unknown faces in supporting characters and the way they perform it on-screen. Even in Ferrari Ki Sawari the characters like the watchman and his co-staff, the marriage planner, the politician and his cranky son all leaves a lasting impression through their characterization and act. And yes, you also has the feisty Vidya Balan performing a lavani dance for the Mala Jau De number. The movie is enjoyable the entire length except for a 10 minute portion just before the climax that you can excuse it as a pit stop.
My final word… Ferrari Ki Sawari is an endearing ride that I would recommend you to hop on. While the masala flicks tops the box office, rarely you come across a movie that has its heart (and engine) in its right place. Enjoy the Vroooom!