Magazine article Screen International

Ferrari Ki Sawaari

Magazine article Screen International

Ferrari Ki Sawaari

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Dir: Rajesh Mapuskar. India. 2012. 140mins

Ferrari Ki Sawaari is a resolutely feel-good family film - pitched as from the makers of Munna Bhai and 3 Idiots - that seems likely to find a welcoming Indian family audience with its blend of cute performances, cricket and a gleaming red Ferrari. It is easy-going cinema at its engaging best, and while never offering anything in the way of real drama or conflict, it delivers its message with simple warmth.

The film is littered with nice support performances.

Director Rajesh Mapuskar had worked as 3 Idiots (amongst others) and is completely at ease with this tale of family love and fulfilling ones dreams, and while the whole cricket sub-plot may baffle non-lovers of the game there is enough genial fun-and-games here to work for audiences of all ages.

Good-natured Rustam (Sharman Joshi) - known to all as Rusy - lives for his family. Since his wife died, he lives in a small flat with cricket-mad son Kayo (Ritwik Sahore) and grumpy granddad Deboo (Boman Irani). When Kayo is invited to attend a prestigious cricket camp at Lords Cricket Ground in London (the home of cricket) Rusy gets involved in a complex scheme to raise the large amount of money needed for the trip.

The complex plot sees the ever-smiling Rusy accidentally 'borrowing' the red Ferrari owned by Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar for a few hours so it can be loaned to a wedding planner who is wrangling a complex wedding ceremony. Naturally this leads to nothing but trouble as various people attempt to track down Rusy and the Ferrari. …

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