Nautanki Saala is an Indian romantic, comedy film directed by Rohan Sippy, starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Kunaal Roy Kapur in the male lead roles along with Pooja Salvi, Evelyn Sharma and Gaelyn Mendonca playing the female leads respectively. The film is produced by Ramesh Sippy, Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar & Roopa de Choudhury under the banner of Super Cassettes Industries Ltd. in association with R.S. Entertainment.Wikipedia
Nautanki Saala Reviews
Sippy never brings the lightness of touch needed to pull off this kind of film. Like the title suggests, it's all empty theatrics. And wait, the film also has the unique distinction of capturing one of the longest on-screen smooches in a long time.. shot in such excruciating close-up that you might throw up your lunch.
Sippy has a feel for staging scenes, and some are laugh-out-loud. The idea that true love can be found through such a random route is also nice, and lends the film a pleasing slightness. But the nautanki in this film is an on-off thing. I wish there was much more of it.
Nautanki Saala! has all the ingredients of a peppy, amiable comedy but this soufflé doesn’t quite rise.
Rohan Sippy’s creation shows so much promise and has several moments (even if most of them are featured in its trailer). But the plot seems better-suited for a sitcom episode. As a film the nautanki stretches for too long, saala.
The film deserves full marks for intention, if not for execution. But give me Nautanki Saala! any day after the merciless assault of Himmatwala and Chashme Baddoor!.
This is no Shakespearean act, but there's enough drama, demons and devtaas to rival our desi phantoms of the operas.
Nautanki Saala is a small-budget entertainer which entertains, but with mild doses of disdain. Watch this film with a light heart, and don’t expect to get either blown away or emotionally drained by it.
NAUTANKI SAALA! is uncontaminated, witty and amusing, offers an interesting premise with plenty of good laughs. A lightweight fare that caters to cineastes with an appetite for contemporary cinema, this movie ought to be on your 'to watch' list for sure!
Watch ‘Nautanki Saala` only if you really want to.
Audience Reviews for Nautanki Saala
Ayushmann Khurana again charsmatic after Vicky Donor, perfect. Kunal Roy Kapoor again natural and funny after Delhi Belly, perfect. First half, perfect. Song "Dil ki toh lag gayi", perfect. Second half, mostly clueless. Lead actress Pooja Salvi, totally clueless. The movie starts off really well and tickles your funny bones most of the times until director Rohan Sippy does not know how to make Pooja act and what to do when the secret is out. Nevertheless,it's ends up as a nice time-paas beacuse of well blended music and two strong lead performances.