Director - Jaideep Varma
Producer - Sunil Doshi
Cast - Sushant Singh, Rajat Kapoor, Kartikadevi Rane, Mandeep, Vrajesh Hirjee, Dibyendu Bhattacharya and others.
Hulla, the film by debutant director Jaideep Varma, is an attempt to capture the travails of those living in an increasingly congested Mumbai and sometimes how something as insignificant as a whistle can cause turmoil in one's life. A share market broker Raj, played by Sushant Singh, shifts into a middle-class building in suburban Mumbai.
He finds he is unable to sleep due to the long-shrill whistle blown by the watchman every now and then, whereas his wife is absolutely unperturbed. Raj futilely turns to Janardan, the building secretary played by Rajat Kapoor, with his complaint. Soon they create a mountain out of a mole hill and the matter reaches the police station and unhinges two families.
This two-hour flick, in a very punny sort of way, gives a quick peek into the lives of the Mumbaikers full of eccentricities and peculiar tensions. People are show doing their bit to scale up the economic-social ladder by buying a better car, bigger house and shifting closer south Mumbai.
The neighbors of Raj - Janardan's wife who is as obsessed with yoga as she is about looking out for a two-bedroom flat and his next-door neighbor's daughter who is constantly breaking things - are really peculiar characters in Hulla. There sure is wit in this film, which Varma has himself penned, but the protagonists lack the energy to keep viewers' interest from wavering during the two-hour long span. On the whole, one can say that the film was a fair attempt.
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