Director: Anubhuti Kashyap
Producer: Junglee Pictures
Starring: Ayushmann Khurrana, Rakul Preet Singh, Sheeba Chadha, Shefali Shah
Cinematography: Eeshit Narain
Editor: Prerna Saigal
Music director: Ketan Sodha (Background Score), Amit Trivedi, Sultan Sulemani, and Amjad Nadeem Aamir (Songs)
Production company: Junglee Pictures
iQlik Rating: 3/5
Ayushmann Khurrana is known for making social comedies. Films like Vicky Donor, Badhaai Ho and Shubh Mangal Saavdhan deal with taboo subjects in a funny way. His latest film Doctor G also falls under the same category. This Anubhuti Kashyap directorial has hit the screens today. Here is the review of it:
Uday (Ayushmann Khurrana) is an intern at a medical college in the small town of Bhopal. He wants to pursue osteopathy but is forced to take up gynaecology. How Uday managed to fit into the female-dominated department and how he faced the outer world by taking up gynaecology forms the main crux of the story.
Ayushmann has done these kinds of roles in the past many times. So, it is a cakewalk for him. As a performer, he did complete justice. But for the audience, it is becoming repetitive to watch him in such characters.
Rakul Preet was decent as Ayushmann's love interest. However, she doesn't have any potential role to play apart from giving a reality check to Ayushmann. Shefali Shah is exceptional as a professor. Sheeba Chadha is good too. Rest others don't have much to offer.
Director Anubhuti Kashyap earlier made the Amazon Prime Video's web series Afsos. She chose a typical Ayushmann Khurrana story for him. Her casting choices are perfect. She also wrote the romantic track in a mature way. But she fumbled in coming up with a unique presentation. Thus, Doctor G remains just another Ayushmann Khurrana kind of film with no big surprises.
Eeshit Narain's cinematography is very good. He managed to bring out the essence of Bhopal very well. Ketan Sodha's background score is decent. The songs by Amit Trivedi, Sultan Sulemani and Amjad Nadeem Aamir are okayish but not exceptional. The editing is apt and so are the production values.
A person of a typical Indian mindset thinks that there will be only female doctors in gynaecology and that men are not supposed to work in that department. Doctor G tries to explore this stereotype and remove this taboo. The first half is unimpressive with typical comedy scenes with no uniqueness. Comparatively, the second half is better. The climax is also decent and doesn't become too preachy. On the whole, Doctor G is yet another typical Ayushmann film. If you don't have any plans for this weekend, you can give it a try.
No uniqueness in the presentation
One-Line Verdict: Doctor Average
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