• 20 Oct - 26 Oct, 2018
  • Omair Alavi
  • Reviews

Then there was the other comeback of the week where the superstar of the 90s Govinda tried to make a comeback and faltered; in FryDay he plays a popular actor who cheats on his wife and creates drama when caught. What could have been a wonderful film turns out to be a theatre play where everything happened in a large drawing room with characters coming in and going out as they pleased. Even the supposedly magical pairing of Govinda – Varun Sharma couldn’t save the film from being a disaster as there was hardly anything they could have done to the lame script to make it seem something big.

Directed by Abhishek Dogra, this stage drama-turned-film had an interesting first half mainly because Govinda was finding his lost form but after intermission, everyone was in the race to come out as lame – the lamer the better. Prabhleen Sandhu as Govinda’s wife Bela was the best thing to happen post interval, that was ruined by an unimpressive Digangana Suryavanshi who as Bindu was the mistress, Brijendra Kala who played a thief who blackmailed people into stealing stuff and Meghvrat Singh who was inserted in the film to pass it as a comedy. For a Govinda film, FryDay was as bad as his worst work as there were no songs to take home, no dialogue that could be delivered later and no heroine to compliment him. TV actress Digangana Suryavanshi should stay on TV as she looked like a young fan than a woman married to someone for 7 years. Varun Sharma’s act as Water Purifier Salesman was impressive in the first half but as soon as they were back after the intermission, it all seemed to vanish. To be watched in case of emergency! •