Made in China (II) (2019)
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The movie suffers from a weak script & vacuous screenplay which will be a huge turnoff even for its target audience. The masses will be disappointed and box office prospects will also be a grim disappointment. Director Mikhil Musale is making his Bollywood directorial debut with Made In China & even though one is mentally prepared for the kind of adult humour that the film promises to offer, still, one feels let down because it goes extremely overboard & directionless. Add to that, the puerile story (Mikhil Musale, Parinda Joshi & Karan Vyas, with Niren Bhatt's additional screenplay) only makes the film cringeworthy. The film is nothing but an onscreen amalgamation of one-liners & double entendres. Replete with outrageous dialogues (Niren Bhatt & Karan Vyas), Made In China hinges on a wafer-thin plot, relies largely on jokes & gags which appear funny at times but cheap in the overall perspective and turns into a serious letdown.
Though there are instances where you feel like director Mikhil Musale has somehow managed (read 'struggled') to maintain the film's proceedings, they are few and far between. What Made In China really needed was a good dose of the magic soup itself.
While the music (Sachin-Jigar) is nothing to write about, it remains an average fair. The background score (Sachin-Jigar) helps lift a few moments but is not enough. The editing (Manan Ashwin Mehta) too, is plain average. As for the performances, Rajkummar Rao stands out with a magnificent act. The actor hasn't let the shimmer of his success taint his acting. Although this is Mouni Roy's second Bollywood film, she owns every bit of the screen time she gets. Amyra Dastur, Paresh Rawal, Gajraj RaO and Sumeet Vyas also keep you interested in them with their limited screen time. Boman Irani, however, is the one who takes the cake in Made In China. His performance dwarfs everything and everyone else on screen.
To sum up, Made In China carries the message of normalizing conversations around sex, exposing the taboo & hypocrisy surrounding it, which is commendable but it also gets cringeworthy. A wise-cracking mentor tells the protagonist - "the customer is a ch***ya (the unmentionable isn't uttered, the audience is left to read the lips of the two actors) - and you wonder if the makers of this film believe in that axiom themselves. Wait for it to come on the streaming platform. Don't watch it in theatres!
Acting- Rajkumar Rao was undoubtedly the best factor about the movie. Mouni Roy didn't had so much to do with the film other than dancing which made the film better in terms of acting. The supporting actors namely Booman Irani and Rameesh Rawal was excellent.
Story- Expected more from the story but turned out to be a simple storyline. It's basically based on a novel so nothing with the direction itself. But the moral was 👍👍👍👍
If Bollywood wants to make film on Sex Education factor to make children aware of it rather than making it a taboo, they should go with films of this category rather than films like 'Khandaani Safakhana'.
It is based on word sex which is a taboo in our society Truly amazing movie
A middle-class businessman, dejected by his failures, goes to China with the hope to get a successful business idea and better his prospects. There, he embarks on an unusual and comical journey and finds something much better, which will change his life and a second chance in life, to get it right. "Made in China" is a Gujarati Entrepreneurs' Hilarious story, from a Nepali handicraft dealer to a Millionaire.
Review of the Movie: Blending the two segments of Business/Entrepreneurial Spirit and Awareness on socially relevant challenges of our country, "Made in China" attempts to deliver a complete package and almost justifies it.
This movie takes it's audience on an unusal way of story-telling (few hops here and there during the movie). Nevertheless, the entire movie will keep you engaged with it's purpose and perfect amount of entertainment.
From Business perspective touched upon in the movie, it's quite creatively handled by the entire team ( Paresh Rawal stands-out in this aspect and audience will surely remember his dialogues )
From Awareness perspective, the movie seems to intend their message for the adults. The movie handles the social challenge with appropriate amount of analogies without becoming too aggressive or repeatative about it. Surely, the commercial-entertainment part is handled. This movie focuses more on making all the adults getting more comfortable about expressing and asking for help, thus the movie attempts to reduce the barriers for communication in this aspect. ( Not a movie to be watched with children because there are efforts made to make them aware already, but the society is equally responsible to become aware and comfortable).
Definitely, worth a watch, but if you like it then go ahead and watch it again ;)
Some Techincal Pointers (after watching some expert critics and reviewing not giving fair review about the movie) (Out of 5):
Story/Screenplay: 4 (Appropriate for the target audience, Pay attention to what's going on in the background macthes the main context very well)
Acting: 4 ( Every Character does their part well, yes there are stand out performers and few averages as well)
Educationl / SocialMessage / Entertainment: 5 (No problem here)
Music: 3.5 (Songs are good and appealling but their flow could have been integrated in a better way with the story)
Overall: 4 ( Do watch the movie )
Chinese dignitary attending a 'Glorious Gujarat' summit in Ahmedabad drinks a sex potion n He drops dead. A diplomatic crisis looms n Story starts.
But a trip to China seems a good luck for rao. But soon as a result of this, he finds himself as a prime suspect in the murder of a Chinese General, in India.
There are some sparks of humor and a few crude jokes thrown in here and there.
Made in China carries the message around sex and exposing the taboo and hypocrisy surrounding it, which is a commendable effort.
Overall, this one is Rajkummar Rao's film n tht is one time watch.
Acting- Rajkumar, boman, paresh r good,,