Bheja Fry: Must Watch Movies #7
Bheja Fry (2007) is an out n out Vinay Pathak film. It’s a situaltional comedy with no over the top loud acting trying too hard to make you laugh (a la khichdi).
Ranjit Thadani (Rajat Kapoor) n his pals have a quirky past time wherein they get together every Friday night n entertain themselves at the cost of an Idiot which the friends have to bring by rotation. The one who brings the idiotest idiot wins. Apparently they take this past time very seriously. The film is about the happenings of a single night where Ranjit invites his greatest idiot find Mr. Bharat Bhushan (Vinay Pathak) a lovable n emotional tax officer who breaks out into a song at every given opportunity. He doesn’t seem to notice even if the person in front is not interested. He just goes on n on n does his stuff. This is also the night when Ranjit has broken his back in a freak accident n his wife gets mad at him n decides to leave him. During the course of night the stupid idiot messes an already messed up situation by making several phone calls n mind you he’s only trying to help Ranjit win back his wife but achieving quite the opposite. Once Bharat Bhushan has a plan to rescue the situation there is no stopping him n he somehow manages to convince Ranjit to let him(Bhushan) help him (Ranjit) against his (Ranjit’s) best judgement n wishes. Thus the tables are turned. & joke is now on Ranjit who wanted to have fun at the expense of Bharat Bhushan. Bharat Bhushan thoroughly fries Ranjit’s bheja with his non stop chatter.
This movie is a remake of French film’Le Dinner De Cons’ (1998) & it’s English remake ‘Dinner Games’(1999). It received a lot of flak ‘cos this fact is nowhere acknowledged in the credits. Nevertheless it’s a great watch if only for Vinay Pathak’s perfect comic timing.