'Aiyyaa!... ishhh!... aga bai!' She's finally back to take us for a 'WAKDA' ride. Yeh, we're talking about our funny, quirky Marathi mulgi Meenakshi Deshpande aka Rani Mukherjee and her latest madcap comedy movie Aiyyaa. After ruling the roost for decades now, Rani goes 'hatke' this time with bulbs flashing all around her in Aiyyaa.
Meenakshi (Rani Mukherji) plays a melodramatic young lady in Aiyyaa, who is a complete movie buff and often slips into the land of her dreams. Her parents gets her engaged to Madhav (Subodh Bhave), but that doesn't stop Meenakshi from swooning over tall, dark, handsome men. Her dream comes true and finally she bumps into Surya (Prithviraj Sukumaran), a good looking painter. Love happens instantly and Meenakshi falls head over heels for the tall, dark, handsome Surya. Then comes a tough time for Meenakshi. Her dreams comes crashing down. She gets sandwiched between two men, one with whom she's gonna get married, the other, whom she's attracted to.
What's So Good About The Film?
Aiyyaa is humorous and interesting. It's a treat to all the Rani Mukherjee fans out there as it promises out and out 'Entertainment, 'Entertainment' and 'Entertainment'. The best thing about Aiyyaa is that it balances well on both the aspects of comedy and sensitivity. Kudos to director Sachin Kundalkar and his ability to stumble upon humour in the most ordinary situations.
Rani Mukherjee shines in her wakda role of a Marathi girl. She does a fantastic job in Aiyyaa with her loud gags and oodles of hamming. Malayalam actor Prithviraj Sukumaran is convincing as a Tamil hunk. The best part is that he doesn't hesitate even a bit with his Hindi dialogues. He looks dashing and confident throughout the movie.
Aiyyaa treats us with some bizarre yet entertaining tracks. One of those "Dreamum wakeupum" has a retro feel with mashed up lyrics to give it a southern touch. Then comes, "Aga bai", in which Rani flaunts her sensuous belly dancing skills. All thanks to music director Amit Trivedi, for some brilliantly loud and flamboyant music infused with typical Marathi folk music with South Indian touch.
Watch or Not?
Go an watch out Rani Mukherjee mouthing some of the cheesiest dialogues in Aiyyaa. On the whole, the film is funny, wacky and entertaining and one of the best slapstick comedies of the recent times.