Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who is known to be a brilliant story teller and has made some of the best films in Bollywood, when associated with a film, audience’s expectations are immense. Produced jointly by UTV films and Sanjay Bhansali, My Friend Pinto, directed by Raaghav Dar is a light entertainer.
Comedy is not everybody’s cup of tea! In fact, in a recent interview with a leading newspaper, Sanjay Leela Bhansali had said that humour is not his forte. Well, Bhansali has proved this by making My Friend Pinto. Comic timing, witty and funny dialogues is what that makes a comedy film an ‘entertainer’. Unfortunately, My Friend Pinto, starring Prateik Babbar and Kalki Koechlin in the lead fails to make any impact.
Laughter is something that comes naturally, and so comic sequences must be handled in the most natural manner. This where the film My Friend Pinto falters. With wafer thin plot, director Raaghav Dar tries hard to make the narrative funny. However, he fails miserably at that. The central character of Michael Pinto, essayed by Prateik Babbar is similar to iconic characters played by Raj Kapoor and Charlie Chaplin. Music of My Friend Pinto is disappointing as well.