Maintaining the consistency of Sohail Khan as a filmmaker that started with the dud HELLO BROTHER in 1999,FREAKY ALI starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui is a mockery of a comedy in which nothing really comes to a head.
Why a comedy based on this game of Golf which is in general believed to be a boring, unpopular and uninteresting in this part of the world which worships cricket is above imagination.
Maybe Sohail had found it interesting to invest moviegoer’s interest in this game by a larky romp that will aim only to please and turn an amiable screw ball but it fumbles and fumbles so early that never really gets back in the game. In golfing sense – a sheer ‘duff’ (poor golfer).
The writers Sohail Khan (sad to find writer papa Salim restricted to defend ‘bhai’s goof ups and loose talks) and his partner Raaj Shaandilyaa write this script which heads nowhere starts with Ali (Siddiqui) selling under garments. A goof up with the owner lands him out of job and a friend Maksood (Arbaaz Khan) makes him a member of a local gang of goons lead by a clumsy boss played by Nikitin Dheer.
A ‘vasooli’ (extortion) assignment at a Golf course makes a caddie Kishen Lal (Asif Basra) spot his talent. Kishen Lal stays in the same ‘mohalla’ (area) of Ali. Rest is how Ali in the most weird circumstances that celebrate buffoonery gets trained to become a champion golfer and challenges the current champion Vikram Rathore (Jas Arora).
It was sad to see Siddiqui after such a brilliant work in RAMAN RAGHAV 2.0 making a fool of himself. Apart from Seema Biswas as Ali’s mother, Asif Basra and Arbaaz Khan to an extent, nothing else leaves any impression in this self depreciating flick which goes from bad to worse. A Devgn style entry of Jackie Shroff which makes you cringe and hit the screen with that golf stick. An unnecessarily loud Jas Arora makes you wonder and the mystery for casting Amy Jackson remains unsolved.
Ending it with this example that reveals the level of writing and this flick. Picture this – Arbaaz Khan to a girl : Kya Rapchik maal hai. The girl responds: what chik. Arbaaz says : rapchick. Girl reacts : you should get a rap on your face and she runs.