Firangi movie review: This Kapil Sharma starrer is mildly engaging

The greedy whitey (Sonnenblick) is not half bad, even if he sounds more American than Brit, and there’s some fun to be had with Mishra camping it up as the local ruler with a large harem, and a haughty daughter who claims she went to Oxford, no less. But the trouble with this mildly engaging film, with a solid supporting cast, is that it is far too long. Yes, you saw this in Lagaan’. But it goes on and on. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App This time around, he takes himself off to the past, at a time when India was under the British, with wily rajas trying to wriggle out of paying tax, and a bunch of villagers trying to outsmart the ‘goras’. 2017-12-02T00:33:58+00:00″>
Updated: December 2, 2017 12:33 am

Firangi movie review: Kapil Sharma is back with his second Bollywood film Firangi. Sharma is serviceable as a young Punjabi munda, making eyes at a blushing Sargi (Dutta). Very different from the crass Kapil Sharma of the comedy nights, which he clearly wants to put behind himself. And on. Post interval, it slows down and begins to grate, even when the in-awe-of-the-`firangi’-hero comes to his own proud ‘desi’ roots. In this redux version, Sharma plays Manga, a jobless fellow with a disarming smile, who is good pals with a bright-eyed ‘tange-wala’ (Inamulhaq), romances a blushing ‘gaon ki gori’, and, yes, beats the evil guys at their own game. Related News
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Firangi movie rating: 2 stars
Last seen on the big screen, Kapil Sharma was playing footsie with multiple women, in what was an alleged sex comedy. The setting, meant to be the 1920s, is all created on set, but you do initially manage to ignore the carefully crafted mud huts, because the language spoken is real, the gidda is homespun; as are the costumes. The leading man, also the producer, fashions a nice fit for himself: a family-oriented, family-friendly man, respectful to his elders, who may or may not be his betters.