Fruit and Nut (film)

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Fruit and Nut
Fruit and nut movie poster.jpg
Directed by Kunal Vijaykar
Written by Kunal Vijaykar
Sharad Kataria
Starring Boman Irani
Cyrus Broacha
Dia Mirza
Mahesh Manjrekar
Sachin Nayak
Music by Siddhart Haldipur
Sangeet Haldipur
Cinematography Attar Singh Saini
Distributed by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
Release dates
  • October 23, 2009 (2009-10-23)
Country India
Language Hindi

Fruit and Nut is a 2009 Bollywood comedy film directed by well-known comedian Kunal Vijaykar and starring Boman Irani, Cyrus Broacha, Dia Mirza and Mahesh Manjrekar in pivotal roles.[1] The film was produced and distributed by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, and was released on October 23, 2009.[1]

Synopsis[edit]

Monica Gokhale (Dia Mirza) works for Bombay Heritage Society under Khandar Zala (Mahesh Manjrekar). Her plans of revamping the city's old buildings go against Maharaja Hari Holkar (Boman Irani). To stop Gokhale, Holkar has her kidnapped. However, she is rescued by Jolly Maker (Cyrus Broacha), an innocent and not so smart person. This not only brings fame to Maker, but also makes Holkar join hands with Zala to bomb the Secretariat building and recruit scientist Vishwas Atmavishwas Pinakin (Rajit Kapoor) for the same. Realizing their plan, Gokhale reveals her true identity and joins hands with Maker to stop the crooks from destroying the city.

Cast[edit]

Release[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

The film received very negative reviews from critics. Most dismissed the film as "slapstick. Taran Adarsh of IndiaFM rated the film as 1.5 stars out of 5, and said, "Director Kunal Vijaykar tries hard to keep you entertained, but the writing is just not captivating. Sure, you do laugh at a few jokes/situations, but there are times when the jokes aren’t too funny and also tend to get repetitive." Anupama Chopra of NDTV gave the film 1.5 stars out of 5, and stated, "Vijaykar and his actors are straining too hard to make you laugh at jokes that are simply too flimsy for film. It’s exhausting more than entertaining. See it if you must." Nikhat Kazmi of The Times Of India gave the film 1.5 stars out of 5, and said, "Neither fruity nor nutty, this film ends up as a total squish. After an unfruitful watch, you feel completely let down." Kaveri Bamzai of India Today Group gave the film 1 star out of 5, and said, "Unfortunately, the writers seem to have exhausted themselves thinking of the funny names and the interesting premise. There is nothing beyond it, except for two senseless item songs, one each for Irani and Mirza to stretch their legs." Rajeev Masand of CNN-IBN gave the film 1.5 stars out of 5, and stated, "Despite juvenile jokes like peeing on open electric wires, Fruit & Nut is mercifully not the sort of vulgar comedy we’ve got used to seeing at the cinemas these days." [2]

Box office[edit]

Fruit and Nut failed to perform well at the box office, partly due to high-budget film like Blue and All The Best: Fun Begins, which had released the previous week. The film earned around INR 3-4 million in its first week, and was declared a flop/disaster.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cast and Director of Fruit 'n Nut". Apun Ka Choice. Retrieved 2010-03-21. 
  2. ^ "Film Reviews: Fruit And Nut". moifightclub. 23 December 2009. 
  3. ^ "Box Office". allbollywood. 6 November 2009. 

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