Fukrey 3 is the third installment of the comedy franchise that started with Fukrey in 2013 and followed by Fukrey Returns in 2017. The movie, directed by Mrighdeep Singh Lamba and produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar, features the same cast of Pulkit Samrat, Varun Sharma, Manjot Singh, Richa Chadha and Pankaj Tripathi, along with some new additions. The movie promises to be a fun-filled ride of laughter and madness, but does it deliver on its promise?
The plot of Fukrey 3 revolves around the rivalry between Bholi Punjaban (Richa Chadha), a former gangster who is now a politician, and Choocha (Varun Sharma), a dim-witted dreamer who accidentally becomes her opponent in the Delhi Assembly elections. Bholi tries to sabotage Choocha’s campaign by kidnapping him and his friends Hunny (Pulkit Samrat), Lali (Manjot Singh), and Panditji (Pankaj Tripathi). However, things take a bizarre turn when Choocha and Hunny discover that they have a gift to create petrol out of water, which attracts the attention of a water mafia leader (Mukesh Tiwari). The movie then follows the fukreys as they try to escape from Bholi and the water mafia, while also dealing with their personal issues and romances.
The movie starts off with a catchy song that recaps the previous two movies and introduces the characters and their traits. The first half of the movie is filled with some hilarious scenes and dialogues, especially involving Choocha and Panditji, who are the main sources of comic relief. The movie also touches upon some relevant topics, such as water scarcity, environmental issues, and political corruption, but in a light-hearted manner. The movie stays true to its slapstick tone that draws heavily from scatological humor and absurd situations.
However, the movie loses its steam in the second half, as the plot becomes too convoluted and chaotic. The movie tries to pack in too many subplots and twists, such as a love triangle, a diamond heist, a crocodile attack, and a water park climax, which makes the movie lose its focus and coherence. The movie also becomes too repetitive and predictable, as the same jokes and gags are recycled over and over again. The movie also fails to explore the potential of its premise, such as the implications of Choocha and Hunny’s gift and the consequences of the water crisis. The movie also lacks the charm and freshness of the original Fukrey, which had a simple but engaging story and memorable characters.
The performances of the actors are decent, but not enough to save the movie. Varun Sharma and Pankaj Tripathi are the highlights of the movie, as they deliver their lines and expressions with perfect timing and flair. They manage to make the audience laugh even in the most ridiculous scenes. Richa Chadha is also impressive as the fierce and ambitious Bholi, who has a soft spot for Choocha. Pulkit Samrat and Manjot Singh are adequate as Hunny and Lali, but they do not have much to do in the movie. The new additions to the cast, such as Priya Anand, Vishakha Singh, Natasa Stankovic, and Mukesh Tiwari, are wasted in their roles, as they have very little screen time and impact on the story.
The music of the movie is average, with no memorable songs or tunes. The cinematography and editing are also mediocre, as they do not add any value or style to the movie. The movie also suffers from poor production values and CGI effects, which make the movie look cheap and tacky.
Fukrey 3 Cast Salary
Pulkit Samrat Hunny Rs 2 Crores
Varun Sharma as Choocha Rs 2 Crores
Manjot Singh as Lali Halwai Rs 60 Lakhs
Richa Chadha as Bholi Punjaban Rs 1 Crore
Pankaj Tripathi is getting Rs 3 Crores for his role in the film.
Fukrey 3 Box Office Collection and Budget
According to early estimates, Fukrey 3 garnered ₹11.50 crore nett in India on its fifth day. The movie made ₹8.82 crore on its opening day, followed by ₹7.81 crore on the second day, ₹11.67 crore on the third day, and ₹15.18 crore on the fourth day. Since its release, Fukrey 3 has accumulated ₹54.98 crore in India. However, the budget for the movie was ₹40 crore.
Fukrey 3 is a disappointing sequel that fails to recapture the magic of the original. The movie is a mishmash of unfunny jokes, over-the-top action, and meandering subplots, that do not make any sense or entertain the audience. The movie is a waste of time and talent and should be avoided by the fans of the franchise and the genre.