Release Date: 25th October, 2019
Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Mouni Roy, Boman Irani, Amyra Dastur
Director: Mikhil Musale
Made in China Movie Review Rating: 2/5 Stars (Two stars)
Star Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Boman Irani, Mouni Roy, Sumeet Vyas, Gajraj Rao, Sanjay Goradia, Paresh Rawal
Director: Mikhil Musale
What’s Good: Despite having a voluminous cast like Rajkummar, Boman, Gajraj, Sumeet, it’s Paresh Rawal’s cameo that’s the biggest takeaway and in a way, it’s not a good sign for the film.
What’s Bad: Says something very important but in a way, you won’t want to hear.
Loo Break: Not one, but many – Loo Break(s)
Watch or Not?: Only if you get a high from watching bad films!
Set in Gujarat, the story is about an underdog Raghuveer Mehta (Rajkummar Rao), who has tried various abstract business ideas and failed in every one of them. He listens to the inspirational financial speeches from Abhay Chopra (Gajraj Rao) and belongs to a rich family. Cousin Devraj (Sumeet Vyas) is a business icon & father Vithhal (Manoj Joshi) undermines his talent.
With some motivation from his wife Rukmani (Mouni Roy), Raghu leaves for China with Devraj to crack a deal. On getting there, he feels ignored and unimportant. He bumps into the master businessman Tanmay Shah (Paresh Rawal), gets an idea on how to do business, returns to India and teams up with Dr. Vardhi (Boman Irani) to sell a sex-stimulating soup. The rest of the story is about how he faces some issues because of this business & how he overcomes them.
Made in China Movie Review: Script Analysis
This is one of those rare movies which I tried so much to like and ended up heartbroken. Niren Bhatt’s pens the story in a way that a moment you start liking the film, it starts to drag for no reason. There’s one brilliant sequence, masterfully written, at a parent meeting in a school & it’s followed by the most illogical scene. So, there’s a pattern that stays till the end allowing you never to like the film for a long time.
Is the genre comedy? Is the genre drama? Or is it both? It’s a convoluted mess and Karan Vyas’ dialogues are major to be blamed for it. This kind of film relies on good dialogues and there’s not a single one I’m taking back home. Anuj Rakesh Dhawan’s camera captures the congested China very well & blends it brilliantly with some similar shades of India.
Made in China Movie Review: Star Performance
We’ve seen a better Rajkummar Rao for way many times before this. He’s made for the character but unfortunately, the character isn’t made for him. However hard he tries, it’s just not enough because of how lazily his character has been sketched. There’s not a single scene that utilizes Raj to the optimum.
You know a film is not up to the mark when even someone like Boman Irani fails to create the desired impact. There are a few scenes to boast about, but that’s about it. The script of him lashing out in the climax scene is so poorly done, that instead of holding your attention it pisses you off. Mouni Roy is just a filler.
Paresh Rawal’s cameo is the best thing happened to this average film. He just lights up the screen whenever he enters a scene. Not kidding, his scene with Rajkummar Rao discussing business reminded me of the classic ‘McConaughey-Caprio’ sequence from The Wolf Of The Wall Street. Gajraj Rao & Sumeet Vyas are perfect in their roles, though I wished to see more of them. From the supporting cast, Sanjay Goradia shines bright & brings the house down with his comic timing.
Made In China Box Office Review: Star Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Mouni Roy, Amyra Dastur, Boman Irani, Sumeet Vyas, Paresh Rawal, Gajraj Rao, Manoj Joshi
Director: Mikhil Musale
Producer: Dinesh Vijan
Made In China Box Office Review: Expectations
Made In China boasts of an interesting star cast and the trailer also promised an entertaining film. However, to stand a chance in front of a film like Housefull 4, you need to bring more on the platter. More star value & more entertainment.
Made In China Box Office Review: Impact
Made In China is a comedy film which has anything but comedy. Makers could’ve easily promoted and pitched it to the audience as a drama and the problems would’ve been less. They promised a comedy film with the trailer and sadly the film has very little humour. Or if it has it doesn’t work. The biggest irony here is that the film talks about business & marketing but offers nothing to the market. Paresh Rawal’s dialogue, “Customer to ch***ya hai” has been repeated several times here and you started feeling bad about it after a while.
The film works only in the performance part as veteran actors like Paresh Rawal, Manoj Joshi & Gajraj Rao actually make you laugh in several scenes. Their performances were the only good thing about the film. Rajkummar Rao & Boman Irani also give good performances but not good enough. Mouni Roy hasn’t got much to do. Sumeet Vyas looks handsome and lights up the screen with his screen presence.
After winning the national award for Wrong Side Raju, Mikhil Musale fails to get it right with Made In China which is also his debut in Bollywood. The film takes a lot of time to build up and to come on track and when it comes, it’s still not enough. Music also doesn’t hold enough appeal to boost the commerce.
Overall, Made In China won’t work at the Box Office especially because the release date is actually Pre-Diwali and its clashing with Housefull 4. Normally, when you release a small film in such circumstances, it has to be strong on the content so that word of mouth publicity can help it. In this case, the opening will be low and word of mouth won’t help either. The film will do a lifetime business somewhere in 10-15 crores range.