Fugly (film)

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Fugly
Fugly Hindi Film Poster.jpg
Directed by Kabir Sadanand
Produced by Ashvini Yardi
Alka Bhatia
Akshay Kumar
Written by Rahul Handa
Starring Jimmy Shergill
Mohit Marwah
Kiara Advani
Vijender Singh
Arfi Lamba
Music by Yo Yo Honey Singh
Prashant Vadhyar
Raftaar & Badshah
Cinematography Milind Jog
Edited by Shounok Ghosh
Production
company
Release date
  • 13 June 2014 (2014-06-13)
Running time
134 minutes[1]
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget 180 million[1]
Box office 148 million[1]

Fugly (or "F*UGLY", as it appears on the poster) is an Indian Hindi comedy-drama social thriller[2][3] film directed by Kabir Sadanand released on 13 June 2014. The film features Jimmy Shergill as one of many lead characters, including debut appearances from Mohit Marwah, Vijender Singh, Arfi Lamba and Kiara Advani.[4]

Plot[edit]

Dev, Devi, Gaurav and Aditya are close friends. Gaurav is the son of CM of Haryana, while the rest of his friends are commoners. Gaurav is isolated from the politics his family is into and is the only educated person in his family. Gaurav is nice hearted, but always high on adrenaline because of his influential father. He has a knack of getting into trouble with police because of this attitude, but the police always ignore his pranks. A local grocer, Nunu has an evil eye on Devi and one fine day gropes her in his shop. The four of them decide to teach him a lesson. At night they break into his shop and trash him warning him not to see her again. Although outnumbered and in bad state Nunu challenges them to leave Devi behind for him. Dev is very angry and decides to teach him a lesson. They put him in their car's trunk and drive him to an isolated location. They are intercepted by Inspector R.S. Chautala who is patrolling the highway. Gaurav as usual tries to act smart and gets involved in a scuffle with Chautala. This enrages him and he suspects foul play. When he checks the car he discovers Nunu inside the trunk. Chautala kills Nunu in order to frame them in his murder case. In the morning after severe threat he puts up a demand of Rs. 61 lakhs of ransom money, which they have to arrange in 24 hours. Gaurav is afraid to tell his father about the incident because he was actually involved in kidnapping of Nunu, since this would cost his father his CM chair. Somehow everyone is able to arrange 24 lakhs.

Chautala further blackmails them by recording them handing over the money to him, as an evidence of attempting to bribe a policeman. He gives them 3 more days to arrange for the money with additional Rs. 10 lakhs as penalty. The four of them are further forced to arrange a rave party with a drug dealer, which is again raided by Chautala. He forces them into drug dealing as well to extract more juice out of them. The four of them decide that they had enough and want to expose him in a sting operation. They almost succeed in extracting confession out of him on camera, but are busted and Chautala also kidnaps Devi. Chautala outsmarts them on every step and the four slip deep into trouble with every step they try. Finally they are arrested on false charges and meanwhile out on bail.

Dev in the end decides that he has to sacrifice his life to expose truth. The next scene we see Dev in hospital and his narration is interrupted by Chautala once again. He clears up the ICU room of everyone to have a private moment with Dev. Dev tricks him by cutting off his own life support and getting into a scuffle with Chautala. As the medics and reporters rush into the room, they find Dev dead and it appears as if Chautala has killed him. This is telecast live on the news. Next we see Chautala meets Gaurav's father in an isolated region. Chautala true to his colour is attempting to blackmail the CM but is shot dead by his colleague.

(L-R) Mohit Marwah, Advani, Ashvini Yardi, Akshay Kumar, Vijender Singh, Jimmy Shergill, Arfi Lamba and Kabir Sadanand at the trailer launch of Fugly.

Cast[edit]

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Production[edit]

Plans for Fugly were announced in 2013,[4][6] and actors such as Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar were confirmed to be performing in the film.[7] Filming for Fugly was initially intended to begin in September 2013, but was delayed until October of the same year.[8] Filming took place in Delhi and Mumbai,[8][9] and the key song was shot in March 2014.[10]

Critical reception[edit]

Critic Subhash K. Jha gave it 4 Stars and said that this film is thoughtful and at times brilliant. Moreover, it possesses a very rare virtue, a conscience.[11]

Music[edit]

Fugly
Soundtrack album to Fugly (2014) by Yo Yo Honey Singh
Released 1 June 2014 (2014-06-01)
Genre Bollywood Music
Length 22:37
Language Hindi
Label T-Series

Soundtrack[edit]

The soundtrack is composed by Prashant Vadhyar, Yo Yo Honey Singh & Raftaar (entertainer). All lyrics written by Yo Yo Honey Singh, Raftaar, Arshia Nahid, Sumit Aroraa, Niren Bhatt & Rajveer Ahuja

No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Fugly Title song" Yo Yo Honey Singh  
2. "Lovely" Pawni Pandey  
3. "Dhup Chik" Raftaar, Badshah & Astha Gill  
4. "G Pe Danda" Aman Trikha  
5. "Dhuaan" Arijit Singh, Pawni Pandey  

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Fugly - Movie - Report". Box Office India. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  2. ^ PTI (November 21, 2013). "Sana Saeed does an item song for Akshay Kumar's film - Indian Express". Indian Express. Retrieved 12 August 2017. 
  3. ^ Paul, Amrita (4 June 2014). "Meet the Fuglies: A social thriller with a message". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 12 August 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "Olympic champion Vijender Singh to make his Bollywood debut with Akshay Kumar's Fugly". India Today. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Sana Saeed does an item song for Akshay Kumar's film", Mid Day, London, 23 November 2013. Retrieved on 21 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Anshuman Jha to play a drug lord in Akshay Kumar's 'Fugly'". Mid-Day. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  7. ^ Bhowmik, Arijita. "Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar to Team up in Honey Singh Song". IBT. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "Akshay Kumar's FUGLY goes on-floors". MSN. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  9. ^ "Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar to share screen space for Fugly". India Today. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  10. ^ "Salman & Akshay Kumar go 'Fugly'". India Glitz. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  11. ^ "Movie Review: Fugly is a film with social conscience". IANS. news.biharprabha.com. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 

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