Movie Review: “Hunterrr”

Hunterrr, Movie Review, Film, Rating, Story, Cast, Plot, Hit Or Flop, Critics Review

Movie Name: Hunterrr
Release Date: 20 March 2015
Cast: Gulshan Devaiah, Radhika Apte, Sai Tamhankar, Veera Saxena, Sagar Deshmukh

Director: Harshvardhan Kulkarni
Duration: 2 Hours 9 mins
Rating: 7/10

“Hunterrr” Movie Review, Rating, Critics Review, Story, Plot

Hunterrr revolves around an unassuming sex addict and his lustful journey. The sex addict is played by Gulshan Devaiah, who essays the character of Mandar Ponkshe aka Vaasu.

The film revolves around his sexual escapades and how he manages to make women (Veera Saxena, Sai Tamhankar, Radhika Apte) fall for him. However, the three ladies in the film are not just Vaasu’s preys but they too are shikaris in their own right.

Hunterr is a complete entertainer as it has all the elements like subtle and underlying comedy, drama, romance, tragedy, mystery, suspense and even a bit of action when required.

Gulshan Devaiah performance is superb. The nuances that he brought to the character of Mandar Ponkshe is brilliant. Gulshan is convincing as the relentless skirt-chaser.

Sai Tamhankar is HOT in every sense of the word and she lives upto that tag in every frame of the film

Radhika Apte’s character is strong from the outside but very soft from the inside and she portrays that very brilliantly.

Veera Saxena is the dumb, confused, teenager who wants to fall in love for the first time and she too has carried her role very well.

Songs of Bappi Lahiri and Altaf Raja blend interestingly into the background. Music by Khamosh Shah is top-notch.

Prajwal Joshi’s screenplay and Harshavardhan Kulkarni’s direction are the reason why Indian films are still loved by the classes. The way they have shown a simple story and yet made it entertaining is praiseworthy.

Writer-director Harshavardhan Kulkarni creates an American Pie situation in Pune, Mumbai and rural Maharashtra. Mandar and his two childhood friends are either talking of peeing or fornicating. The jokes about vasus (guys who constantly have sex on their minds) are relatable. After a point though, the ‘scoring’ situations feel repetitive.

Had the film’s cinematography (John Jacob Payyapalli) been more taken care of, it would have definitely made a difference to the film. And had the film’s editing (Kirti Nakhwa) been tighter, the confusion during the oscillation between the past and the present could have been easily avoided. In a film of such genre, it’s generally the dialogues (mostly one-liners) which take the cake. And HUNTERRR is no different. And full credit goes to the impeccable duo of Harshavardhan Kulkarni and Vijay Maurya for springing up very impromptu lines. The film actually ‘stands’ and thrives on such dialogues and one liners.

On the whole, if you like naughty comedy full of witty lines, then HUNTERRR is a must watch for you.

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