Kaagaz Ke Fools

Story: An aspiring writer, Purushottam's (Vinay Pathak) laid-back attitude irks his Punjabi wife Nikki (Mugdha Godse), who wants him to be successful. This leads to constant fights between the two. Frustrated by this routine, he walks out of his house and accidentally lands up in a shady bar called Kukuji's ashram. Once there, Purushottam's life changes overnight.


Review: The title suggests that the film could be a dark quirky comedy but that's not the case. In fact, for the longest time, you wonder what the point of this film is. While the husband wife arguments are still relatable, the protagonist suddenly discovering his gambling skills and striking up an unlikely friendship with a prostitute called Rubina (Raima Sen) seem inconsequential to the story. Rubina gets his book published without his knowledge and he in return has an issue with it being altered. While all this happens, you wonder where this is heading.

When you have a talented bunch of actors like Pathak and Saurabh Shukla (as Pathak's brother-in-law here), you expect the film to have some meaning. Unfortunately, that doesn't happen here. Amidst all the chaos and disagreements, you keep looking for a reason behind the story but fail to find one.


Guess the director wanted to send across a message that 'nobody is perfect and that we should be content with what we have'. Unfortunately, poor script and a tedious execution mar the intent.

Cast: Vinay Pathak, Mugdha Godse, Raima Sen, Saurabh Shukla
Direction: Anil Kumar Chaudhary
Genre: Drama
Duration: 1 hour 49 minutes

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