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Fraud Saiyaan: Indian Bollywood Comedy Film

Fraud Saiyaan: Indian Bollywood Comedy Film

Movie Name: Fraud Saiyaan
Directed by: Sourabh Shrivastava
Starring: Arshad Warsi, Sara Loren, Flora Saini, Saurabh Shukla, Nivedita Tiwari, Peeyush Suhaney
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release date: 18 January 2019
Running Time: 109 Minutes
Rating: 

Fraud Saiyaan is an upcoming Indian Bollywood Comedy film directed by Sourabh Shrivastava, presented by Prakash Jha and produced by Disha Jha and Kanishk Gangwal. It stars Arshad Warsi, Saurabh Shukla and Sara Loren in lead roles. The supporting cast includes Deepali Pansare, Flora Saini and Nivedita Tiwari. Shooting locations include Obedullaganj, Raisen, Bhopal and Mumbai. Music of the film is composed by Sohail Sen. The art has been managed by Udai Prakash Singh. The film is scheduled for a theatrical release on 18 January 2019.

Principal photography commenced in October 2014 and was completed by 20 December. Arshad Warsi’s character will have 13 wives in the film. Priyanka Mundada has designed the costumes for the film.

The trailer of the film was released on 27 December 2018, giving release date as 18 January 2019.

The music of the film has been composed by Sohail Sen and Kumaar has pennned the lyrics. The song “Chamma Chamma” which featured Elli Avram, is a recreated song from 1998 film China Gate which originally featured Urmila Matondkar.

Fraud Saiyaan Movie Trailer:

Fraud Saiyaan Movie Review:

This film is produced by Disha Prakash Jha, who has clearly borrowed her filmmaker-father Prakash Jha’s goodwill to float this project. However, Disha should also borrow the sensitivity of her parents — Prakash Jha and Deepti Naval — and the kind of work they’ve been associated with. This film that she has produced is appalling, to say the least. It not only degrades women (who are shown as senseless and sex-starved), it is also speaks so badly about the law in this country. Of course, by qualifying the genre as comedy, the producers think that they have absolved themselves of the blame. The thought that we can pass off anything as being ‘funny’ is what hurts. They clearly think that making people laugh by showing leg, cleavage and cracking jokes about ‘f**ts’ is cool and acceptable. So little attention is paid to any kind of sensibility. Also if I remember right, Arshad Warsi, stopped being the main hero eons go. Warsi is a terrific actor. In films like the Munnabhai franchise or for that matter Ishiqiya (2010) where he shares screen space with stalwart, Naseeruddin Shah, Warsi has often been the scene-stealer. Out here he’s a social embarrassment. Also, Saurabh Shukla who is an equally accomplished artiste (Jolly LLB and Raid) should stop doing this sidekick to Fraud Saiyyan roles. He is actually reduced to a smelly gas-bag here! Really? What were Warsi and Shukla smoking when they were listening to this script? Or like their characters in the movie, was the lure of money so great that they thought people will not notice how awful they are.

A dozen painted faces, the most famous of which is Elli Avram are the heroines of this film. They come and go without making even the ‘I’ of an impression. Most of them are so terrible that you long to come home and switch on a television soap.

There are two item numbers; one by the name of ‘Ladies Paan’ and the other is the remix of ‘Chamma Chamma’ performed by Elli.  Both are insipid.

Honestly, these frauds have made a Bhojpuri potboiler and actually allowed it to masquerade as a Hindi one.

Verdict:

Don’t bother with this farce, fraud or whatever in cinema’s name you would like to refer to this one as.

Fraud Saiyaan Movie  Songs:

Chamma Chamma – Fraud Saiyaan | Elli AvrRam, Arshad | Neha Kakkar, Tanishk, Ikka, Romy

Ishq Ishq Tera – Fraud Saiyaan | Arshad Warsi, Sara Loren | Altamash Faridi | Sohail Sen

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