Theatre and film personality Makrand Deshpande’s directorial debut, ‘Shah Rukh Bola Khoobsurat Hai Tu’ is an interesting film which displays freshness and originality. Set in the backdrop of suffocating slums, the story revolves round a set of people whose dreams are as complicated as their lives.
Lali, is an ordinary flower seller. Her life takes a dramatic turn when once by chance, she sees Shah Rukh Khan in a traffic signal. The star compliments her saying she is beautiful. Taking pride for being complimented by the superstar, Lali dumps her flame, John and feels that Shah Rukh would turn her saviour. She starts living in a world of fantasies.
The novel film also has a ‘Devdas’ angle to it. John, who is a bookseller, sulks for his Paro, who is a die-hard fan of the superstar. Chandramukhi is seen in the form of a friendly neighbour who makes desperate attempts to hook up with her love, John.
The film talks about the impact of movies and the glam gods on the life of their fans, who give the superstars a demi-god status. The film also portrays the maddening passion the fans have for their stars, thus indulging in weirdest of things to prove their love for them.
The film throws light on the unrealistic belief that takes birth in the psyche of a crazy Bollywood fan. ‘Shah Rukh Bola…’ does have certain portions with edgy patches which need a bit of correction but overall, the film holds promise for the veteran actor who made his directional debut with this film.
Ratings: Three loud cheers for this film!