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Ferrari Ki Sawaari (transl. Ferrari's ride) is a 2012 Hindi sports drama film written and directed by Rajesh Mapuskar. The film was produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, starring Sharman Joshi in the lead. The film was released on 15 June 2012.

Ferrari Ki Sawaari
Ferrari ki sawaari.jpg
Movie poster
Directed byRajesh Mapuskar
Produced byVidhu Vinod Chopra
Written byRajesh Mapuskar
Vidhu Vinod Chopra
StarringSharman Joshi
Boman Irani
Ritvik Sahore
Music bySongs:
Pritam
Background score:
Tapas Relia
CinematographySudhir Palsane
Edited byDeepa Bhatia
Rajkumar Hirani
Distributed byVinod Chopra Productions
Release date
  • 15 June 2012 (2012-06-15)
Running time
146 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Budget100 million (US$1.4 million)
Box office440 million (US$6.4 million)[1]

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SynopsisEdit

A little boy, Kayo (Ritvik Sahore) thinks of nothing but playing cricket. His father, Rusy (Sharman Joshi), a head clerk thinks of nothing but his little boy. Kayo's school organises a cricket camp which would send students to Lord's Cricket Ground in London and would get him a chance to play with his idol Sachin Tendulkar , but Rusy doesn't have enough money. To fulfill his son's dream of playing at the Lord's Cricket Ground, the honest and upright Rusy performs his first small act of dishonesty: he steals the gleaming red Ferrari owned by Sachin Tendulkar, for one day. The only problem is he doesn't inform its legendary owner. A wild, breathless, bumpy ride begins, a ride that leads to a menagerie of amazing characters: a wedding planner who'll stop at nothing, a Laurel-and-Hardyesque pair of loyal attendants, a greedy politician and his reckless son and a mechanic who specializes in stolen cars. As the Ferrari zooms through this chaotic world of street-thugs and mass-weddings, another saga unfolds – a grumpy old man and his secret wounds, and an epic rivalry that goes back thirty-eight years.

CastEdit

DevelopmentEdit

Rajesh Mapuskar has worked as an associate director on films such as 3 Idiots (2009) and Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006); in fact the idea of the film came to him during the post-production work of Lage Raho Munna Bhai, when for an advertising assignment he went out looking for expensive cars in Mumbai, he found them all except a Ferrari. Eventually he managed to track a Ferrari parked at Pali Hill. This gave him the idea, "What if I steal this car for a day? What will happen?", which developed into the idea of Sachin Tendulkar's Ferrari and the script was developed over the next seven and a half years along with Vidhu Vinod Chopra.[2]

MusicEdit

The background music is composed by Tapas Relia while the soundtrack is composed by Pritam. The album contains seven original tracks. The lyrics are penned by five different lyricists. Swanand Kirkire, Amitabh Bhattacharya, Guru Thakur and duo of Satyanshu & Devanshu Singh. Madhu Soodha of Goarticles.com noted' "The soundtrack of "Ferrari Ki Sawaari" does not take you on a rollercoaster ride, but with five lyricists at his helm, Pritam has managed to dole out a decent album. It has an array of tracks, which can manage to generate a happy and positive response from listeners."[3]

Ferrari Ki Sawaari
Soundtrack album by
ReleasedMay 2012
GenreFilm soundtrack
Length29:06
LabelT-Series
ProducerPritam
Pritam chronology
Jannat 2
(2012)
Ferrari Ki Sawaari
(2012)
Cocktail
(2013)

Track listingEdit

No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Ferrari Ki Sawaari"PritamShaan (singer), Boman Irani, Aayush Phukan3:43
2."Life Yeh Mausambi Si"PritamK. Mohan (Agnee)4:14
3."Aey Mere Mann"PritamShyamantan Das5:09
4."Mala Jau De"PritamUrmila Dhangar4:16
5."Maara Re"PritamSonu Nigam, Aishwarya Nigam, Rana Majmuder, Ashish3:38
6."Good Night"PritamPriyani Vani5:10

ReceptionEdit

Critical receptionEdit

The movie received good critical reviews for its storyline and performances.[4] Subhash K. Jha of IANS gave it 3 out 5 stars and said, "The dialogues in Ferrari Ki Sawaari lack the punch of Hirani's Munnabhai films but the heart is still in the right place. Honestly, the film is hard to dislike. It has moments of immense warmth and humour."[5] Rajeev Masand of CNN IBN gave 2.5/5 stars and mentioned that "it would have been a good movie if was kept short." Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama gave it 3.5 out 5 stars, saying that "This heartwarming, tender and sprightly film should not be missed!".[6] Rediff gave the movie 2.5 stars out of 5. Rachit Gupta of Filmfare gave a rating of 4 stars out of 5. He said,"Ferrari Ki Sawaari is a well constructed film that switches between drama and comedy with ease. Hirani's dialogue is pitch-perfect."[7] Madhureeta Mukherjee of Times of India gave it 4 stars out of five,[8] with Kunal Guha of Yahoo! Movies and Sonia Chopra of Sify giving 1.5 and 3 stars out of five respectively.[9][10]

Box officeEdit

IndiaEdit

Ferrari Ki Sawaari collected 27.5 million (US$400,000) nett approx. on day one.[11] The film showed growth on Saturday as it was around 37.5 million (US$540,000);[12] it picked up on Sunday as it collected around 55.0 million (US$800,000) nett for a weekend total of around 123 million (US$1.8 million) nett.[13] Ferrari Ki Sawaari's first week collection was around 195 million (US$2.8 million).[14] Ferrari Ki Sawaari grossed 72.5 million (US$1.0 million) nett approx in week two.[15]

OverseasEdit

Ferrari Ki Sawaari collected around $650,000 in overseas which is decent for a non-star cast film but considering the near 250 screen release it is a low figure. The collections from major markets are as follows: UK - £80,000; North America (Canada & USA) - $240,000; UAE - $150,000; Australia - $32,000.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://boxofficeday.com/yearly-records/box-office-collections-of-movies-in-2012/
  2. ^ "Rajesh Mapuskar: 'Only a Parsi came to mind'". Mint. 14 June 2012.
  3. ^ http://goarticles.com/article/Ferrari-Ki-Sawaari-Music-Review/6796630/
  4. ^ http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/moviemicro/criticreview/id/505855
  5. ^ Jha, Subhash K. "Ferrari Ki Sawaari Movie Reviews : 3 out of 5 stars". Worldsnap. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  6. ^ "Ferrari Ki Sawaari : Movie Review". Bollywood Hungama. 15 June 2012.     
  7. ^ Rachit Gupta. "Ferrari Ki Sawaari". Filmfare.
  8. ^ Madhureeta Mukherjee. "Ferrari Ki Sawaari". Time of India.
  9. ^ Kunal Guha. "Ferrari Ki Sawaari review". Yahoo! Movies.
  10. ^ Sonia Chopra. "Ferrari Ki Sawaari review: A fun yet bumpy ride". Sify.
  11. ^ "Ferrari Ki Sawaari First Day Territorial Breakdown". 16 June 2012. Archived from the original on 19 June 2012.
  12. ^ "Ferrari Ki Sawaari Shows Growth But Fate Depends On Sunday Audience". 17 June 2012. Archived from the original on 19 June 2012.
  13. ^ "Ferrari Ki Sawaari Picks Up On Sunday". Boxofficeindia.com. 18 June 2012. Archived from the original on 20 June 2012.
  14. ^ "Ferrari Ki Sawaari Has Below Average First Week". 22 June 2012.[permanent dead link]
  15. ^ "Ferrari Ki Sawaari Week Two Territorial Breakdown". boxofficeindia. Retrieved 2 July 2011.

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