Mumbai , Aug 3 : Irrfan Khan’s “Karwaan”is one of the three Bollywood releases this Friday and it is a light-hearted comedy flick and might earn Rs 1.5 crore on the first day.
The fans of Irrfan Khan will get to watch him on the silver screen this Friday in Akarsh Khurana’s Karwaan, which is quirky, subtle and sardonic.
The film has the apt script with South Indian actor Dulquer Salmaan making his debut in Bollywood and it is also the first film of web sensation Mithila Palkar as a lead actor.
Dulquer is a big star down south, hence he will pull the audience to the theatres in that region.
Trade analyst Girish Johar said, “It might earn Rs 1.5 crore on the first day.”
Tough fight with three different movies .While the other two films, Mulk is a courtroom drama and Fanney Khan has hopes and dreams of a father for his daughter at the centre of its narrative,
However, trade analysts have put their money on the Atul Manjrekar directorial for its mass appeal.
Dulquer Salmaan and Mithila Palkar have been promoting their film Karwaan in full swing. Meanwhile, actor Irrfan Khan has been missing from action due to his illness. Irrfan who is currently abroad getting treated for neuroendocrine Tumor, a rare breed of cancer.
Film: “Karwaan”; Director: Akarsh Khurana; Cast: Irrfan Khan, Dulquer Salmaan, Akash Khurana, Mithila Palkar, Amala Akkineni, Kriti Kharbanda;
The story of “Karwan” the main characters leave their home on a road trip, altering their perspective from their everyday lives. They change, grow or improve over the course of their journey.
The story written by Bejoy Nambiar, brings to fore the question as to how much of a story it really offers? While the setup is interesting, the payoffs and character arcs are flat and unimpressive.
This is not a story of hitch-hikers ready to hit the road. But instead, it is the story of a dutiful son Avinash Raj Purohit (Dulquer Salmaan), who ensures that he performs the last rites of his father after his sudden and untimely death in a road accident while on a pilgrimage in North India. Avinash despised his father for not letting him pursue his passion in photography.
Now, reluctantly working in the IT sector and based in Bangalore, Avinash goes to collect his father’s remains from the airport’s cargo section along with his friend Shaukat (Irrfan Khan), who owns a garage. So it is obvious that he gets the vehicle to transport the corpse.
But after collecting the body, they realise that there has been a goof up. So to correct the wrong, Avinash along with Shaukat travel to Kochi to exchange the bodies. En route they pick up Tanya from her college, she is the granddaughter of the dead lady whose body is with Avinash.
Their journey yields enlightenment which contains the trio’s own secrets about life and loss and is peppered with moments sans any major conflict, but yet action-packed, sentimental and hilarious.
The key character who brightens the screen and makes the film momentous is Irrfan Khan. His peculiar one-liners are what keep you in splits. It’s not that his lines are original, but the way he delivers them, the timing et al, is what makes it unique, preposterous and memorable, ensuring a chuckle after every delivery.
Dulquer Salmaan slips into Avinash’s boots with grace and ease. He is the epitome of a good and conscientious boy. Mithila Palkar is natural as the bold and adventurous Tanya.
Amala Akkineni as Tanya’s mother Tahira and Kirti Kharbanda as Avinash’s college friend Rumana, are graceful and they have their moments of on-screen glory.
Visually the film benefits from the fine work of cinematographer Avinash Arun, who bathes the feature and its characters with glossy naturalistic composition.