Firangi review: The trouble with this mildly engaging film, with a solid supporting cast, is that it is far too long. Kapil Sharma is serviceable as a young Punjabi munda, making eyes at a blushing Sargi (Ishita Dutta).
Kapil might have the ability to make people laugh but the one thing he surely can’t do is prevent his poor attempts at films from criticism. Trust me, he should stick to what he has been doing for past 10 years— “Stand-up comedy”.
If there is one positive thing that emerges from the movie - Kapil flaunts his acting skills and proves he can play the serious, sincere man as convincingly as the charmer he mostly plays on his shows.It is sad that Manga’s character is not well defined, rendering Kapil’s act and efforts useless as the film turns out to be tedious and monotonous.
If you have enough time in your busy schedule, then watch Firangi, or else avoid and sit back at home with munchies and drinks to watch Lagaan instead.
Eventually, Firangi moves at a snail's pace leading us to a semi-fun climax. Sadly, the film doesn't even fall into 'so bad, it's good' category. It is outright boring and thus not even perversely entertaining.
The pace of the first half is crippling and the second half, in which Kapil behaving like part child, part man and trying valiantly to save a village from the Machiavellian firangis, is unintentionally funny. However, for the most part, this film is more taxing than the lagaan levied by the British on the Indians.
Firangi is an experiment went miserably wrong for Kapil Sharma. He tries to be what he’s not – I was known that’s what actors do, but that’s not what comedians do. To Kapil Sharma fans: abuse me all you want but even you’ll miss him for what amazing talent he has after watching this film.
It is silly. Sharma, who is among the most talented comedians, should stick to tickling the funny bone. Even with an earnest attempt, he fails to deliver.
Those who think Kapil’s days are numbered should make it a point to see what unrehearsed energy he brings to even the most mundane conversation about a bar of soap.
There are period films and there are films that periodically make you wonder why this genre is not relegated to history. Kapil Sharma attempts to replace cricket with comedy to a story that Lagaan brought to the screen, and fails miserably. If you manage to stay awake through the romance, perhaps you deserve a medal...
Firangi is a clean film but too dull and sluggish. Even Kapil Sharma cannot save the period drama though he is in decent form. We really want to see more of him on every medium but Firangi is a disservice to him.
Those who think Kapil's days are numbered should make it a point to see what unrehearsed energy he brings to even the most mundane conversation about a bar of soap.And guess who makes a very special appearance at the end? No, it's not Sunil Grover.
Watch this if you are in the mood for a comedy that doesn’t require you to apply your intelligence.
Overall, Firangi is a film that relies heavily on cliches and does little to offer anything new.
Well, if you are a Kapil Sharma fan you can go ahead to watch this period flick for him. But don't expect excitement and interest because the film fails to cater these two elements.
Vishal O. Sharma as the ‘pehelwan’ (wrestler) and the actress who plays Manga’s grandmother is very impressive and quite impressive respectively. But the film isn’t even remotely impressive.