Nautanki Salaintroduces us to some weird and peculiar characters - Ram Parmar (Ayushmann Khuranna), who is theatre actor and the other, Mandar Lele (Kunal Roy Kapur) who is troubled and lonely. RP aka Ram Parmar plays the evil-minded Raavan in a long-running stage production, but he is equally a good-soul in real life. It all begins after RP meets Mandar Lele, who is immensely depressed and tries to commit suicide, but gets saved by RP. The story is about the bonding and friendship between RP and Lele, and how RP tries hard to make Lele regain his confidence.
What strikes us in this movie is the way it has been presented.
The first half of the film is interesting, hillarious and full of
witty humour. But during the second half, the movie slogs hard and
tests your patience. Despite the second part fails to hit the right
chords amongst the masses, Kunal and Ayushmann's magnificent
camaraderie remains the most striking point here.
The best thing about Nautanki Saala would be the excellent performances delivered by both Kunal Roy Kapoor and Ayushmann Khuranna. Ayushmann is extraordinary in few scenes. He is funny, humorous, especially, his comic timings need a special mention.
Kunal is at his comical best. Not many actors have the
capability to make you laugh only with facial expressions, but
Kapoor does it and his face is more than enough to make burst into
laughter in many scenes.
On the whole, Nautanki Saala is a genuine comedy with some incredible performances. Watch this out, if you are looking out for an intelligent, smart comic flick.