Ayushmann Khurrana is known in the Bollywood industry for his different scripts. Even through Doctor G, Ayushman has tried to serve something different. Let me tell you, this is the first such film of Ayushmann which has got an A certificate. Read the review to know how successful Ayushmann’s experiment was. Movie Review- Doctor G
Gender equality has always been a debatable issue. The field of education is no exception to this. The decision of what Boy and Girl should study also has to be taken within the limits drawn by the society. For example, if a boy wants to be a gynaecologist and a girl wants to be a civil engineer, then his/her choice is judged. The story of Doctor G has been woven on some similar issues.
- Ayushmann Khurrana as Dr. Uday Gupta (Guddu)
- Rakul Preet Singh as Dr. Fatima Siddiqui, Uday’s love interest
- Shefali Shah as Dr. Nandini Srivastav, Uday’s senior
- Sheeba Chaddha as Shobha Gupta, Uday’s mother
|Facts About Doctor G|
|Directed By||Anubhuti Kashyap|
|Written By||Dialogues: Sumit Saxena|
|Music By||Amit Trivedi|
Amjad Nadeem Aamir
|Story By||Sourabh Bharat|
|Produced By||Junglee Pictures|
|Distributed By||Anand Pandit Motion Pictures|
|Release Date||14 November 2022|
|Running Time||124 Minutes|
|Budget||35 Crore INR|
Story of the movie ‘Doctor G’
According to the story of the film, Dr. Uday Gupta (Ayushmann Khurrana) is pursuing medical studies from Bhopal. He lives with his mother Lakshmi Devi (Sheeba Chaddha), while his father has passed away before he was even born. Since childhood, Uday dreams of becoming an orthopaedic doctor like his cousin brother, but due to low rank, he has to take Gynecology branch.
Uday, who recently arrived at the medical college after a breakup with his first girlfriend, meets Fatima (Rakulpreet Singh). Although Fatima’s marriage is already fixed with Arif, Uday falls in love with her. However, Uday’s desire to take up the orthopaedic branch still does not diminish and he is busy preparing to leave Gynaecology by bringing more numbers next year. But his senior doctor Nandini Srivastava (Shefali Shah) advises him to work hard in gynaecology and make his future in it.
Uday, who is struggling with girlfriends and career challenges, is also troubled at home by his mother, who sometimes uploads recipe videos on YouTube channels and sometimes finds mates on dating websites due to loneliness. Meanwhile, an accident takes place in his life, which completely changes him.
Light-hearted comedy with important social message in ‘Doctor G’
In his debut film as a director, Anubhuti Kashyap tries to convey a very important social message with an off-the-box light-hearted comedy film. On the other hand, Sumit Saxena did not let the film weaken with the tight screenplay. The film keeps you entertained with fun comedy before the interval. Of course it was challenging to make a comedy film on a sensitive subject like a gynaecologist turned male doctor, but Anubhuti managed it. But from the interval to the climax, the film teaches all the men some real life lessons related to their mother, girlfriend or other women through male touch.
Anubhuti Kashyap, who has been an assistant director of films like Gangs of Wasseypur, Dev D, is making her directorial debut with ‘Doctor Ji’. Anubhuti, of course, has chosen a different story through this film, but due to the scatter of the screenplay and the story, you do not feel much connected with the film. The first half of the film seems to be very long, except for a few scenes, you get bored by the time you reach the interval. At the same time, the second half looks better than the first. There are some interesting twists in the story in which you get a little bit of interest.
Despite having an overall time frame of two hours, the film feels cumbersome. Actually it’s biggest draw-back is that instead of focusing on any one topic, many more issues have been tried to forcefully enter. For example, a boy’s struggle in the gyno department, a single mother’s aspirations, gender in-equality, ragging, male touch (ego) etc.
The film does not stop at any one particular issue and that is the reason why you can watch the film. You start feeling helpless in making connections. Although there are some comic scenes and dialogues in the film, which lighten the atmosphere created by the cumbersome film, such opportunities have been rarely found.
Ishith Naren’s cinematography has been fine. Be it the operation room of the hospital or the city of Bhopal, Ishit has presented the film frame by frame very well. Yes, here editor Prerna Sehgal’s work can be considered average. Especially in the first half, her editing skills were very much needed.
Amit Trivedi has handled the music department of the film. His song ‘Newton’ fits in during the film. Although the expectations from Amit are high, his work in this film does not seem up to the mark. Ketan Sodha’s background score was working as a fuel in building up every emotion of the film.
Ayushmann, who specialises in adding a touch of comedy to social messages, looks a bit pale here. Like his previous films, Ayushmann, who was a ‘Pro’ in catching the tone, does not seem so natural to speak Bhopali Hindi here. Rakulpreet’s work as Dr. Fatima has also been decent. Rakul and Ayushmann’s jugalbandi, which were seen together for the first time on the silver screen, also does not create special magic.
Yes, if anyone impresses here, it is Sheeba Chaddha, who became Ayushmann’s mother, her character is full of life. Sheeba’s innocence, striving to fit herself among today’s generation, will win your heart. His character is layered and you love every shade of him. Along with this, Shefali Shah’s work in Tough Professor Bunny has also been excellent. The spontaneity of Raj Singh acting as a friend is also clearly visible on the screen.