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Doctor G Movie Review: A light-hearted, funny and breezy movie-must watch

Modified On: 15 October 2022 | Reviewed By:

Storyline: Dr. Uday Gupta, aspires to specialize in orthopedics, but much to his strong dislike, he lands up being the only male in the gynecology department of a medical college in Bhopal.

Doctor G

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He takes it up but soon finds himself caught in a series of hilarious situations and incidents. Will the experience make him better doc and a finer human is the story.

Review: ‘Jo cheez mere paas hai hi nahi, uska ilaaj kaise karoon’ is a line that you’d never expect to hear from a doctor. Except probably this one – the funny, quirky, confused Doctor G (Dr Uday Gupta) played by Ayushmann Khurrana. And of course, another trait that stands out in this doc is how he’s comfortably unaware of his chauvinism and patriarchal beliefs. His world revolves around the stree-rog vibhaag of the medical college, though what he is desperately waiting for is to find an exit route from there. Whether its Dr Jenny Jacob (Priyam Saha), Dr KLPD aka Kumudlatha Pamulparthi Diwakaran (Shraddha Jain), the nurses or Shobha Gupta (Sheeba Chadha as Dr Uday's mom), the women in this story lend a lot of might to the narrative at every stage of the film. The myriad characters bring a certain vibrancy to the story which is set largely in a medical college campus of Bhopal.

Together, they beautifully set the mood and tonality of the film – light-hearted, funny and breezy for most part. , Junglee Pictures, the makers of this film who are known to back unique and path-breaking films like Raazi and Badhaai Ho, have attempted to take the audience into a zone which has never been tapped in Hindi cinema before. Even a sensitive theme like losing the male touch, among some other relevant issues that unfold in the second half, have been effectively portrayed with well-written humour and scenes, which never take the slapstick route. The way comedy has been used is just right, there is never an overdose. Even in scenes where a serious topic is being handled, the impact is strong, but the delivery and performances remain subtle and dignified.

What could have become a cut-and-dry hospital comedy turns into an extremely palatable story, with an underlying social message. The writers, Sumit Saxena, Saurabh Bharat and Vishal Wagh, along with director Anubhuti Kashyap, have made it a point to narrate the story with a neutral gaze which has helped bring in the right elements that make a movie engaging. The music (Amit Trivedi) blends well.

Ayushmann Khurrana is a natural at his act, whether he is the hassled doctor on campus trying to cope with all his women peers, handling the matters of his heart or reasoning with his mother at home on log kya kahenge kind of topics – he is utterly believable, hilarious and on point. Even as his character evolves, he never loses grip. Rakul Preet Singh displays her acting chops beautifully without taking attention away from the central conflict of the movie. Shefali Shah continues her golden run with this film. Sheeba Chadha brings in a lot of laughs as Uday’s progressive mom, who while playing a perfect parent is also trying to live her life with abandon.

Anubhuti Kashyap’s first mainstream film boasts of her ability to bring out a host of nuanced performances. She shows her potential to direct a story in a manner that can thoroughly engross the audience, while also taking it in a direction that makes it a conversation-starter for the right reasons. Every character in Doctor G, performs their part finely to pump life into the story. A must watch film!

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