As ‘Aiyyaa’ releases today, we wonder what made an award winning director like Sachin Kundalkar made such bogus movie like ‘Aiyyaa’ and what made Rani Mukherjee to choose the script and why south star Prithviraj chose to make Bollywood debut with it. Well, those questions are invalid now as ‘Aiyyaa’ is already up for the audience to see and enjoy if they feels so. The movie is senseless, half-baked and very loud. It is boring and doesn’t carry a sense.
The movie is about a girl who lives in a dreamland. She is on the edge of marriage and she dreams how her dream man would look like. The girl lives in a world of fantasy and does all madness. Her madness is entertaining but boring at times. The film uplifts the lives and society of Maharashtra. The story has many loop-holes. The script played a spoilsport and not at all interesting. It is a woman centric movie which has no meaning and where the male actor seriously has nothing to do. Not even a promising dialogue.
The film opens with Meenakshi Deshpande (Rani Mukerjee) who
is a complete dreamer. She is a crzy girl who lives in fantasy and she
impersonate Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit, Sridevi, Juhi Chawla. She walks
like them, talks like them and dance around tress. Dreamer Meenakshi is a
librarian at art and craft’s college. Her family is also bit crazy like her.
They are busy searching the perfect match for Meenakshi. Meenakshi’s mother is
a complete drama, her father was strangely addicted to his business of
collecting and repairing old landline telephones. Her wheelchair attached grandma
has her own queer ways. Meenashi falls for a student of her college Surya for
Meenashi follows Surya wherever he goes. She learns Tamil to woo her lover boy and read Tamil Pulp Fiction and watch ‘Midnight Masala’ at night to please her tall, dark and handsome man. But Surya is very tough and hard nut to crack, his moody and unconventional nature and bloody eyes which mistakenly understood as a drug addict.
In the meantime, her parents found a suitable boy Madhav (Subodh Bhave) of their community for her. Meenakshi is now caught between men, one she loves from the bottom of her heart and the other which her parents selected. Finally, whom she selects forms the rest of the story.
The music of the film is entertaining. ‘Dreamum Wakepum’, ‘Aga Bai’ beats are entertaining and crazy.
Speaking about the performances, Prithviraj once said in a interview that ‘Aiyyaa’ is riding high on Rani’s shoulder and he is totally true. Rani Mukherjee is the soul of the character. She rules from first to the end. Woefully, Prithviraj had a bad debut. He has hardly any scope of enact and dialogue.
In the nutshell, ‘Aiyyaa’ is a totally a rubbish film. Not thrill, no feel