Director: Ashima Chibber
Producer: Ashish Patil
Screenplay: Neeraj Udhwani, Pooja Desai, Ashima Chibber
Story: Shreyansh Agrawal
Stars: Saqib Saleem, Rhea Chakraborty, Ram Kapoor, Prabal Panjabi, Ravi Kishan
Music: Sachin Gupta
Cinematography: Adil Afsar
Editor: Antara Lahiri
Studio: Y Films
Release date: 15 March 2013
The movie is, though, about dad v/s son, but it is represented in a very humorous way. The spoiled brat of the Khullar family, Sameer Khullar played by Saqib Saleem is good for nothing and is a root cause of his dad’s anger. The angry (not so young) dad Tej Khullar played by Ram Kapoor is always after his son. He projects the typical Indian father who is a miser and loves to get everything free of cost. Sameer is anxious to go on a date with his girlfriend Jasleen (Rhea Chakorborty) and takes his father’s maruti for it and hell breaks loose when loses it. This is the same car in which Tej Khullar wants to send his daughter to her sasural. The story revolves around Sameer’s intelligence in how he gets it back well in time.
The script of the movie is excellently written. The dialogues are witty and precise. The fresh feel of the plot is evident throughout the movie. Many famous dialogues of YRF banner are intricately woven in the narrative. Though some may feel that climax is little abrupt.
Ram Kapoor has done an excellent job by essaying the arrogant dad who always loves to shout at his son. Saqib has portrayed his character of a dumb son quite well. Rhea looks good in the role of dumb damsel. The supporting cast has justified their characters. Ravi Kishen has played his part well.
It is a debut direction for Ashima Chibber but she has excelled to appeal the audience. Her efforts have taken the story to another high. Antara Lahiri has done the editing quite precisely. The cinematography of Adil Afsar has captured the quintessence of Punjabi family ethos.
The music of ‘Mere Dad Ki Maruti’ is peppy. Punjabiyan Di Battery is ruling the chartbusters. Though other songs are not so popular but are good to listen to. Sachin Gupta has done a good job but there is still a scope for improvisation.