The story of Motichoor Chaknachoor revolves around two people – Pushpinder (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) and Anie (Athiya Shetty). Both are poles apart but are looking for partners to get marries. Anie has the demand of an NRI partner whereas Pushpinder has no demand because of his age issue. He’s old for Anie but because his job is from Dubai, they both become a thing.
Both lies to each other about their preferences and the rest of the story revolves around how they confront each other. Anie lies about the motto behind marrying Pushpinder and he lies about having a job in Dubai.
Debarmitra Hassan’s story falls flat because it’s a single line plot stretched for over 2 hours. The movie revolves around the issues of dowry and delayed marriages, but the makers couldn’t milk the plus points.
Debamitra Biswal’s direction is pretty basic and that’s what actually works for the film. The simplicity attracts your attention and keeps you hooked till the end. The story is too mediocre which drags the pace.
Too many songs disrupt the connect with the film. Crazy Lagdi is decent enough as compared to the rest of the songs. Abhijit Vaghani’s background score is impactful.
Debmitra Biswal & Bhupendra Singh have penned the screenplay keeping the authenticity in mind. Apart from making all the characters speak with a perfect accent, the makers also assure that nothing goes wrong as far as the technical aspects are concerned.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui delivers a very ordinary performance. We expect him to take every performance to another level which is not possible here. Athiya Shetty is a let-down & a miscast. She doesn’t seem comfortable with her character. Abhishek Rawat who’s playing Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s brother is the best from the supporting roles.
Both the mothers Vibha Chibher & Navni Parihar are just about okay.
Overall, Motichoor Chaknachoor isn’t a Badhaai Ho or Bareilly Ki Barfi when it easily could’ve been. Weak story and lack of humour pull down the sweet story.