The ApunKaChoice movie review of Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge. Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge is a film by the youth and for the youth. It’s a rollicking rom-com that revolves around a set of characters who fake their identities on Facebook to woo the person they harbour a secret crush on.
The movie introduces four newcomers, two of which turn out to be quite a revelation.
Vishal (Saqib Saleem) is a loser when it comes to girls. But the lad has got brains and can pen some darn good lyrics. The problem is he’s got a crush on the most beautiful girl in the college, Malvika (Tara D'Souza).
Preity (Saba Azad) hates boys except one, Rahul (Nishant Dahiya), the rockstar and the heartthrob of many girls. The problem is that Preity is a dowdy girl and she doesn’t know why Rahul would even notice her.
Facebook provides the way out. How?
Vishal has access to Rahul’s Facebook account and pretends as Rahul to woo Malvika. On the other hand, Preity fakes as Malvika on Facebook. Ironically, even as they become friends on Facebook, in real life Vishal and Preity can’t stand each other.
Director Nupur Asthana takes this case of mistaken identities and spins a funny love story out of it. There’s fun, confusion, banter, flared tempers and shocking revelations in this youth comedy. The best part: it’s a film that any youth can easily relate to. The language that the characters speak, the situations they find themselves in are all too familiar for anyone who’s enjoyed his or her college life.
The movie works primarily because of the performances by Saqib Saleem and Saba Azad. The love-hate relationship between them is tempestuous and that’s what makes the film a fun watch. The other two newbies, Nishant Dahiya and Tara D’Souza are good lookers, but not as good performers.
The film’s music may not be a rage, but the songs gel in well with the theme. The story unspools at a quick pace, though one gets a feeling that the things do get a bit stretched in the second half. And even though you can foresee how this rom com will conclude, sitting through it is entertaining nonetheless.
Take your Fraands along for this one and have a ball!