DOCTOR G works due to the message, performances, and impactful second half.

Doctor G Review {2.5/5} & Review Rating

Doctor G is the story of a reluctant gynecologist. Uday Gupta (Ayushmann Kurrana) is a medical student living in Bhopal with her mother Shobha (Sheeba Chadha). His best friend is Chaddi (Abhay Mishra), who is also his tenant. Uday’s low grades prevent him from getting into his favorite stream, which is orthopedics. He is asked to opt for gynecology. His orthopedic cousin Ashok (Indraneil Sengupta), who is also his role model, asks him to study gynecology and keep trying to get a higher rank next year so he can try for orthopedics again. Uday starts his course and he is the only male in his group. He gets into a fight with his fellow sufferers and the head of the department, Dr. Nandini Srivastava (Shefali Shahi) who loathes him for not being passionate about the course. That’s why his life is hell. Also, his girlfriend Richa breaks up with him after she complains that he is too possessive and also that he doesn’t understand women. Meanwhile, he slowly becomes interested in the course and becomes a good friend of Fatima (Rakul Preet Singh), which is also in the same batch. During a medical camp, both kiss each other. Later, Fatima regrets her action when she gets married to Arif (Paresh Pahuja). She tries to explain to Uday that they have to remain friends and that they cannot enter into a relationship. But because of Uday’s immaturity and his misogynistic attitude, he doesn’t understand Fatima’s point of view. What happens next shapes the rest of the movie.

The story of Saurabh Bharat and Vishal Wagh is decent, although it gives a déjà vu from movies like MUNNA BHAI MBBS [2003]3 IDIOTS [2009], etc. The screenplay by Sumit Saxena, Saurabh Bharat, Vishal Wagh and Anubhuti Kashyap can be seen everywhere in the first half. But in the second half, things get better as the movie’s message emerges. The song of Kavya (Ayesha Kaduskar) also adds a lot to the film. Sumit Saxena’s dialogues are simple but effective.

The direction of Anubhuti Kashyap is solid and the debuting director handles certain scenes well. Her greatest achievements are to normalize the conversation around certain taboo topics related to the female reproductive system. She also gives a new experience to the viewers in certain places. The scene where pregnant women scream the loudest so that their labor takes place in front of the others is too funny. The song of Uday’s mother and Kavya leaves the maximum impact and will be loved for the sensitive way it was treated.

Unfortunately, DOCTOR G is not without flaws. To start with, it could have been titled better, because people don’t understand what ‘G’ stands for in DOCTOR G. The movie starts off well, but later on the frenzy scene can’t help but laugh. Viewers will be confused to see why Uday is so desperate to say sorry to Jenny (Priyam Saha), and when and how Uday and Fatima got so close. And how come a misogynist like Uday forgives the girls so easily after they laugh at him (and how)? The romantic track is quite weak and the way Rakul’s character is almost forgotten in the last 30 minutes may not be liked by those who expect this movie to be a real love story. Finally, the adult certification of the movie is unnecessary, as the content is such that it deserves to be seen by people of all ages.

Doctor G official trailer | Ayushmann Khurrana, Rakul Preet Singh, Shefali Shah

Ayushmann Kurrana is in his element. This is a movie that’s right up his alley, and he’s doing a fantastic job. He shines especially in the emotional scenes in the second half. Rakul Preet Singh looks beautiful and gives a fair performance. Unfortunately, she is relegated to the backseat in the last act. Shefali Shah is reliable as always, but you wish her backstory was established. Sheeba Chadha is commendable and her outburst in the second half is unforgettable. Ayesha Kaduskar is the surprise of the film and leaves a huge impression. Indraneil Sengupta is fit for the role. Abhay Mishra adds to the fun. Paresh Pahuja, Priyam Saha, Shraddha Jain (Dr Kumudlatha Pamulparthi Diwakaran aka KLPD) and others are in order.

The songs are forgettable. ‘Idiot Aashawadi’, ‘Newton’, ‘Har Jagah Tu’ etc. leave no trace. Played in the closing credits, ‘Dil Dhak Dhak Karta Hai’ looks totally out of place, given the ending of the romantic song. Ketan Sodha’s background score is much better.

The cinematography of Eeshit Narain is fitting. The costumes of Rohit Chaturvedi are realistic. The production design of Bindiya Chhabria and Arvind Kumar is straight from life. Prerna Saigal’s editing is fine.

Overall, DOCTOR G works for its message, performances and impactful second half. But a weak first half, limited buzz, and an unwarranted adult-only rating will greatly affect the film’s prospects.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *