In an environment where the job pressures are high and couples lead an erratic and unhealthy life style, Dr BALDEV CHADDHA, a well qualified fertility expert, runs a fertility clinic and a SPERM BANK in Dariyaganj, New Delhi, that guarantees a high quality and specialized sperm for the purpose. Unfortunately he has more failed cases to his credit than successes. A healthy, high performing donor is the need of the hour.
Produced by John Abraham (who appears in an ‘item number’ only at the end of the film) the film is about Vicky Arora (Ayushmann Khurana), an aimless and jobless youth just having his time around in the city. Vicky, a young, good-looking, Punjabi guy from Lajpat Nagar, is the only son and of no financial support to his mother Dolly, a widow, who runs a small beauty parlour from home.
Also in this mega city, we have one Dr Baldev Chaddha (Annu Kapoor), who is an infertility clinic owner, but is yet to achieve success in his clinic. So Dr Baldev Chaddha sets his eyes upon Vicky to become a ‘sperm donor’ that could help childless couples.
Initially apprehensive, and after much resistance, Vicky finally agrees to the execute the task just – to earn some easy money. He then makes a fortune out of his potent attribute, raking in hard cash (which could land him in trouble for having such unaccounted money). Vicky finds his love interest in Ashima Roy (Yaami Gautam) a pretty Bengali girl who works in a bank. Vicky has to literary ‘work out’ to come close to Ashima. They get married, and then things take a drastic turn when Ashima gets to know the fact about his source of such big money and his covert contributions to the sperm bank.
Vicky Donor is a romantic drama with a fresh approach. It just shortly carries the message of the social stigma attached to the act – almost equating it to blood donation or say kidney/eyes donation. It craftily shows Vicky’s initial reluctance to this idea and his apprehension (which almost most of us have) and how the romance blooms between him at the bank executive.
Another matter in favour of the film is the Panida number (sung by Ayushmann himself) and other songs. They are uncommon and yet melodious. The music has some peppiness and stays with you for a long time after you are out of the cinema hall.
About the performances, debutantes Ayushmann Khurana and Yaami Gautam are just splendid. The boy is charming and about the girl, (she has modelled for several products before) she is just a ravishing beauty and has a bright future in Bollywood.
Annu Kapoor comes back to Bollywood with an impressive performance as that of the Doctor. This talented actor should do more films (he is seen a lot on reality shows on TV). The other ladies in Vicky’s life – his mom and grand ma are just so sweet and typical north Indian ladies. Full marks to the casting director for choosing such apt characters.
Here is a fine film, with a fresh concept/story with a flavour of Delhi. The streets, the atmosphere and the behaviour of this capital city has been beautifully captured.
Ayushmann Khurana – Vicky Arora
Yaami Gautam – Ashima
Annu Kapoor – Dr Balraj Chaddha
Jayanta Das – Ashima’s father
Dolly Ahluwalia – Vicky’s mother
Kamlesh Gill – Vicky’s grand mother
CREDITS & CREW:
Story – Juhi Chaturvedi
Direction – Shoojit Sircar