Review: Indian Jugaad but ‘Made In China’


By Chitwan Sharma

‘Made In China’ is Diwali release Hindi comedy film showing the witty side of Indians to sell anything with “Jugaad”.
While making fun of motivational speakers, astrologers and ” tantriks”, Made In China teaches the fundamentals of practical business management. It makes you understand the bitter truth of Indian society which considers sex a taboo in a comic way.
It is a story about a young entrepreneur who can risk anything to get success by catapulting his ideas which is “Jugaad”.

Rajkummar Rao (Raghu) is a traditional Gujrati unsuccessful businessman who is very optimistic about all his ventures which he tries. His luck changed when he was forced to go to China with his cousin ( Sumit Vyas). After coming back he is all set to change his fortune with the help of sexologist, Dr. Virdhi(Boman Irani).

The film is Bollywood directorial debut of Mikhail Musale who is a national award winner for the best Gujrati film ( Wrong Side Raju).

The film revolves around Raghu and Dr. Virdhi. Funny, witty, great comic timing. The film addresses serious issues like sex and impotency without sacrificing humor. Made In China encourages to talk openly without hesitation on tabooed issues.

Being a Delhi boy, Rajkummar Rao admitted that it was challenging for him to play a Gujrati. During his Delhi university days at ARSD college, he too mastered the art of ” Jugaad” through DTC buses. Mouni Roy too went through some “Jugaads” to gate crash DU fests.

The surprise element of the film is Paresh Rawal’s dialogues in his signature style.

Besides the main cast, Sumit Vyas, Amyra Dastur and Manoj Joshi did justice to their roles. Gajraj Rao as a greedy motivational speaker has great comic timing. Sachin-Jigar has composed scintillating music as “Odhni” is topping the charts this Garba season.

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