Exploring tales of fraud marriages is not a new endeavor in Bollywood and we witness at least a couple beating about the same genre. Today’s release Fraud Saiyaan joins the league with the claim of a laughter riot. So, let’s dig out would the film be able to bring the house down or makes a fraud with you in the end.
As the title suggests, Bhola Prasad Tripathi (Arshad Warsi) is such a fraud, whose original mantra is ‘Ek Chutiki Sindoot aur Naukri Ki Tension Door.”
He keeps on marring one girl after another and reaches to his ultimate goal of digging out their pockets by fooling them. One of his wives’n relative Murari (Saurabh Shukla), who is a detective and doubts his character, gets along with him in order to catch Bhola red handed.
The duo embarks on a journey enrooting Lucknow, Varanasi, and Allahabad and Murari comes across multiple wives of Bhola and the unique tales associated with a number of marriages including the track of Lady Don Chanda (Emotion Pani) and Widow Payal (Sara Lauren) which is full of twist and turn.
Screenplay and Dialogues
Both the film’s story and direction are classless. However, the film’s writer-director Saurabh Srivastava had recently said that he would like to remove his name from the credits because he has not been allowed to make the film according to his narrative. In the film, women characters have been shown to be so foolish that the two wives of Bhola not only save him after his deception was revealed but they fight each other over the concern how one can call the other a ‘Sister’.
Similarly, in a scene, Teenager Bhola propagates a girl in her school and forces her to say yes. When the girl cuts his hand, Bhola fills her ‘Maang’ with the same blood. And guess what? The starts considering him as God? Adultery law has also been mocked in a scene of the film.
Both Arshad Warsi and Saurabh Shukla are among the finest artists in Bollywood. Their comic timing is simply outstanding, but they fail to make the audience laugh in Fraud Saiyaan. Yes, in the role of a Lady Don Chanda (Bhavana Pani) and her don brother (Piyush Suhane) offer a few moments of laughter. Other actors like Flora Saini, Nivedita Tiwari, etc. look good in their small role.
Sohail Sen’s music is also not very appealing. Only the ’Chhamma-Chhamma’ the item number filmed on Eli Avtar, makes you tap your feet.