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Hindi Film Review
Raunchy (not sleazy)adult sex comedy!
Cast: Gulshan Devaiah, Radhika Apte, Sai Tamhankar, Neena Kulkarni, Veera Saxena , Rachel D’souza
Director: Harshavardhan Kulkarni
Rating: * * *
This film kicks-off with an overdose of toilet humor in it’s stuttering start-up moments and then roams around a series of misogynistic conquests by the randy central lead, Mandar Ponkshe( GulshanDevaiah) whose only aim in life is to get his near insatiable sexual appetite satisfied by all the available and not-so-available females around. There’s no force involved- mind you. Mandar is the almost ordinary looking boy-next-door whom all the hot girls would ignore , but for his perennial on the prowl libido and gravitating bedside manner. So right from the time he won the heart of the second-best girl in his school, he has been notching up numerous conquests. His cousins and friends who began their sexual games alongside have already gone on to marry and have settled families while Mandar is loath to let-go off his fancy free ways. Constant heckling from his friends, cousins and their respective wives gets him to the point of considering marriage. After three rejections following revelations of his randy conquests, he manages to hang on to Tripti(Radhika Apte) mainly because he tells her that he is an untried virgin and doesn’t believe in casual sex (at least he thinks so). As he gets to know her he realizes she is far more liberal and free and not as moralistic or conservative as he first believed. She on the other hand is open about her sexual experience and has her doubts about Mandar’s suitability because of his perceived conservative outlook. But it’s already too late for him to tell her the truth because he is afraid to rock the boat. And in-between all those revelations, his hormones continue to rage , floating through relationships past and present, shown to us by a wayward narrative that moves from the near and distant past to the present and back, with seemingly as much vigor as Mandar’s hyperactive libido.
It’s a simple enough story complicated by numerous characters –both important and unimportant, and to add to the confusion the edit is such that time frames keep shifting back and forth, making it all seem way too confusing. The director Harshavardhan Kulkarni (who wrote the screenplay for Hansee toh Phansee) has also written the screenplay here. The narrative flits from Wonder Years to American Pie/Lemon Popsickle territory but without the sexual explicitness of the latter. While Mandar does engage in sex at every opportunity , the visual treatment is more implicit than explicit. It’s raunchy alright but never sleazy or outright distasteful.
The coming of age of the young boys, the attaining of maturity,
the desire for constructive family life and decent into libidinous adventures are presented in a gleeful manner. There’s humor in the dialogues.The music too adds weight to the enjoyment.
Unfortunately the narrative spiel is not focused or consistent. The adult Mandar’s trysts with a married woman(Sai Tamhankar) , Savitha babhi -whose husband is always out of station and a potential hit he mines while at the airport waiting for a relative to arrive, are interesting asides. They also take up the lion’s share of the runtime. As a result the relationship between Tripti and him gets short-shrift. The purpose of all that prevarication is not very clear though. And doesn’t appear valid either. At times the cutting back and forth gets exasperating and induces tedium before it gets back to livening up with present day shenanigans.
Gulshan Devaiah’s toned performance, Radhika Apte’s immersive one and Sai Tamhankar’s libidinously affective one combined with the retro-elements visible in the production and sound design keeps the interest going but the loopy narrative lets the excitement leak out for quite a bit. And Kulkarni’s freaky attempts to stretch the narrative by repeating overly familiar tricks also curtails the enjoyment. At best ‘Hunterrr’ is interesting and entertaining –It certainly could have been much better than that though!