Director Aman Sachdeva has put together a coming of age story of two teenaged friends in the lanes of Delhi. Kuku Mathur (Siddharth Gupta) is a simple middle class boy with a fascination for cooking but his strict father wants him to score in academics. His close friend Ronnie (Ashish Juneja) from a business family often supports Kuku financially. Ronnie’s future is settled and Kuku’s dreams are struggling to find an outlet. He finds a job in film production house but an ugly spat between the two friends makes Kuku revengeful. His negative emotion is spurred by his street smart cousin from Kanpur Prabhakar (Amit Sial). As expected Kuku gets a reality check and Ronnie learns to look beyond self-interest.
Aman captures the Delhi milieu with all its idiosyncrasies without the exaggeration that we associate with such films. He doesn’t dramatise the fact that Kuku has lost his mother to cancer.
The hormonal urge for the girl next door (Simran Kaur Mundi) doesn’t go over the top. Be it maata ka jagran, Ronnie’s sari business or baba’s satsang, the local flavour is palpable but the problem is the detailing fails to pad up the two page script. Siddharth looks the part but fails to hold attention for two hours with his limited expressions. Simran is yet another beauty queen trying to find her feet in a field where looks are not enough. It is Amit with his persuasive performance that makes this comedy chug along.
Not to forget Bijendra Kala and Rajesh Sharma in crackling cameos.
Cast: Siddharth Gupta, Ashish Juneja, Amit Sial, Simran Kaur Mundi
Bottomline: It is entertaining as an episode for a daily soap but Kuku Mathur doesn’t fit the bill of a multiplex ticket.