Amol, Amol’s Indian spouse, dislikes children. However, one day he gets his wife pregnant and exhibits pregnancy symptoms himself. How will this trip unfold?
Male pregnancy was unheard of in the 1980s. A film like Mister Mummy may have worked at the time. It may have even blown off brains just because such a circumstance existed. In reality, if all of the shortcomings in the film are overlooked, it may have been a smash even in the 1990s or early 2000s (like more were ignored in that era – you know what we mean). This film, however, makes no sense in the year 2022.
Even back in the 1980s, this film was rejected for its premise, and subsequently, when people evolved, they rejected it for its lack of narrative.
Mister Mummy’s narrative begins in the United Kingdom. Riteish and Genelia have a nostalgic drama that foreshadows something significant. Gugloo (Genelia) and Amol (Riteish) are both pregnant at this time. The picture starts lukewarm and continues that way for the longest time.
For most of the film, you are perplexed as to what is going on. Riteish strives but fails badly to be a severe, cruel instructor. He is also in situations that do not appear feasible. Consider an Indian speaking to a group of British students in Hindi; they understand him completely and even accept punishment as he says.
Karishma Kotak makes an unexpected guest appearance. She is charming in whatever small part she is given.
Rakesh Bedi and Ila Arun make appearances as well. They’re meant to be vital to the plot, however, they don’t appear in many scenes. Regardless, Ila is one of the finest things that has happened to this picture. Rakesh, on the other hand, is rather amazing. He had moments in both the first and second halves.
Riteish and Genelia’s enticing music makes you feel almost nothing. Both performers are unconvincing in their performances and are forced into an 80s-shy, melodramatic plot that is quite upsetting to behold. Their love moments, as predicted, are better than most things in the film, but you only get a peek at them during the two-hour film.
In the film, Mahesh Manjrekar plays a homosexual doctor. He somehow suits the part. Another surprise awaits the actor in the film.
One of the film’s highlights is Riteish’s breakdown with Mahesh Manjrekar. These moments, though, are relatively infrequent throughout.
The film also has sound concerns. In a couple of instances, it’s almost as if the characters are whispering. To understand a word or two in a phrase, you must have a good ear. That’s how terrible the sound in these sequences is.
The second half of the picture is somewhat amusing, but it does not compensate for what the first half did – drag on without making any sense.
The steps to Papaji Pet Se are simply one of the things that make you feel ridiculous. However, you wouldn’t care at this point because you’ve seen so many absurd things in this film since the beginning. And you haven’t even gotten to the last scene yet.
The love tale of Gugloo and Amol improves in the second half. His monologues compensate for a long scene and are rather worthwhile. Unfortunately, even though they are charming, they are not the entire film, and at this point, we’re simply glad this sequence didn’t evolve into the entire film.
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The film’s ending is theatrical, yet it works if rationality is set aside and emotions are allowed to take over. No, we’re not kidding. The story makes absolutely no sense. With this sequence, everything you’ve seen in the last hour and a half is gone.