Bollywood has come of age in dealing with subjects that were only a few days ago considered as untouchables. So, now we have films talking about farmer suicides, AIDS, neglect shown towards erstwhile medal holders and many more. However, more often than now, they dealt with these topics in a very preachy way, but Vicky Donor claims to spread the message of sperm donation without being pontifical. Let’s find out what should you expect from the film when you queue up to buy the tickets this Friday, i.e. April 20.
Image: Ayushman Khurana and Yami Gautam from Vicky Donor Movie Still.
Dr. Baldev Chaddha (Anu Kapoor) runs a fertility clinic in Daryaganj, New Delhi which promises to provide viable sperms to facilitate fertilization. But the problem with Chaddha is that his promise has fallen flat on his face as his clinic has registered more failures than successes. Bogged by the letdown, Chaddha decides to go searching for a sperm donor who will be fit and extremely active in every sphere of his life. As luck would have it, in an everyday colony tiff, Chaddha finds his man – a dimple cheeked, quirky, lovable and healthy Vicky Arora who stays in Lajpat Nagar. While Chaddha is convinced Vicky could be his trump card in reinstating his flagging business, Vicky is scandalised to hear this and makes attempt to stay away from Chaddha; but his jobless existence and deteriorating financial condition at home forces Vicky to give in, although reluctantly.
Few days later, Vicky meets a beautiful Bengali girl Ashima Roy (Yami Gautam) who works in a bank. Everything was going fine until Ashima finds out about Vicky’s recent past. Will Ashima realise how Vicky is bringing happiness to the childless life of so many couples or will she too get flustered by it? For that, you will have to watch the movie.
Vicky Donor is John Abraham’s first production venture and we must say he did a well job in taking up a theme that was not even fathomed by anyone. The promos assure us that the film won’t take a serious take on the topic but a quirky one which will in turn assure that the masses get the message loud and clear while having fun. Made on an approximate budget of Rs. 20 Crores, Vicky Donor has reality show contestant turned VJ turned actor Ayushman Khurrana in the lead who is already a hit with the girls. This will add to film’s USP apart from the fact that it has John Abraham backing it.
We think the unique and unusual theme of the film will work in its favour along with Ayushman’s charm. We hope the film is as good as it looks. And don't forget to come back to FilmiTadka for the complete Vicky Donor Movie Review.