With Super Nani, Inder Kumar is trying to prove that he is very versatile; as on one hand he can belt out a super hit Grand Masti and on the other he can deliver a super flop Super Nani.
Super Nani is based on Imtiyaz Patel’s Gujarati play Baa Ae Maari Boundary and in adapting it on the big screen the makers seem to have retained the theatrical devices, right from the very stage like sets to the loud melodramatic dialogue delivery.
Super Nani is all about Bharti Bhatia (Rekha), whose home is full of disrespectful family members, where everyone reminds her to go back to the kitchen every five minutes.
In walks Mann Mehra (Sharman Joshi), Bharti Bhatia’s NRI grandson from New York. Now he is a photographer, who transforms his Nani’s life with the help of camera and makes her a hot shot model.
Mann shoots her portfolio and Bharti, the middle-aged housewife, metamorphoses into a supermodel literally overnight. The money and fame that follows are used to teach her family a lesson.
It’s painful to see the talented actor like Sharman Joshi doing something that’s actually so idiotic. Rekha’s transformation from a doormat to a supermodel seems very forced and unreal but then she gives it her all.
Randhir Kapoor manages to essay the role of Mr. Bhatia with a lot of sincerity inspite of it being full of flaws. Anupam Kher, the ad man is fun but at times gets on to your nerves.
Shreya Narayan is convincing as Rekha’s fussy, insensitive daughter-in-law who aspires to become an actress and last but not the least, Shweta Kumar as Sharman Joshni’s love interest is entirely forgettable.
In terms of the story, the acting, the writing, costumes and music; well pretty much everything one can say that Super Nani is a bad trip down memory.
Best avoid this one.
Director Inder Kumar's Super Nani, that released today (October 310, 2014) is a tale of the 90's that laced with boredom. With Super Nani, Inder Ku...1.5