Kuku Mathur Ki Jhand Ho Gayi
U, Drama
Dir: Aman Sachdeva
Cast: Sidharth Gupta, Ashish Juneja, Simran Kaur Mundi

Kuku Mathur Ki Jhand Ho Gayi turns out to be a friendship tale

With a mouthful of a title, suggestive posters and curiosity around the meaning of the Delhi lingo jhand, the film turns out to be just a simple tale of friendship. At the outset itself, the viewer has been taken for a ride.

Buddies Kuku Mathur (Gupta) and Ronnie Gulati (Juneja, who lives his role well) may have spent many nights downing fruit beer on the sly, but when it is time to face the world, it is Ronnie who moves forward quickly. His family textile shop has a branch — a sari-blouse matching centre that has been opened specially for him. Now this is something that Kuku cannot digest.

He loves to cook — his bhindi pakoras are what the neighbourhood aunties remember him for — and dreams of opening a restaurant.

Delhi yet again is the favoured location in this flick. This is one more addition to recent films that are set in the capital and star a bunch of newcomers. Not surprisingly, UP-Bihar accented dialogues are mouthed by assorted characters from Kanpur to Darbhanga.

Unlike Kuku’s culinary skills that allow him to rustle up anything from Indian to Chinese fare, the film does not have lots of moments to savour. It moves at an even pace with some laughs thrown here and there, a dose of romance with Kuku befriending his dream girl Mitali (Mundi) in no time and a hilarous jagran track. Where the script falters is its inability to bring a lump in the throat even as we are shown Kuku’s trials and tribulations while he goes about trying to realise his dream.