Hunterrr | Movie Review 20 Mar 2015   788


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Cast: Gulshan Devaiah, Radhika Apte, Sai Tamhankar, Sagar Deshmukh, Veera Saxena, Rachel Dsouza, Anand Tiwari, Nitesh Pandey
Director: Harshavardhan Kulkarni
Producer: Kriti Nakhwa, Rohit Chugani, Ketan Maroo, Vikas Bahl, Vikramaditya Motwane, Anurag Kashyap
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Duration: 2 hrs 21 mins

Hunterrr is an adult comedy film written and directed by Harshavardhan Kulkarni. The film features Gulshan Devaiah, Radhika Apte and Sai Tamhankar in lead roles. The film revolves around an unassuming sex addict Mandar Ponkshe (Gulshan Devaiah) and his lustful journey.

The film stars Gulshan Devaiah in the lead role as Mandar Ponkshe. Hunterrr chronicles Mandar’s life and relationships. He is an expert invasugiri”. His technique of wooing girls is simple – always go for the second best, the chances are higher. Kulkarni uses flashbacks to give us an insight into Mandar’s life. Sprinkled with good puns, the first half of the film is fun. Kulkarni’s Hunterrr is filled with nostalgia, especially for the school days. The tuition classes, the first proposal, the first date and much more. Here, Mandar grows up to be man with extreme libido. From the demure college girl to the neighbor’s alluring wife to a certain Savita Bhabhi, Mandar is a complete ladies’ man. But chaos and hilarity ensue when Mandar finally decides to get married, and begins the hunt for a girl who is perfect marriage material. But, of course, destiny has it’s own course.

Prajwal Joshi’s screenplay and Harshavardhan Kulkarni’s direction are the reason why Indian films are still loved by the classes. The way they have shown a simple story and yet made it entertaining is praiseworthy. They have shown that you always don’t need big budgets and huge show offs to make your movies work. A movie with a good story, a worthy script and a audience-friendly screenplay can also work wonders. The comedy is so inherent in the screenplay that every dialogue will make you laugh.

What to do: Hunterrr is the perfect film for a weekend watch. Packed with comedy, romance & drama, this Hunterrr will make you roarrr with laughter!

Critics Review

Times Of India (TOI):

So. now you know that there is a sexual predator on the prowl, who goes around as Mandar (Gulshan Devaiah). There is no need to be ‘beware’ of him because he doesn’t pounce on his prey. On the contrary, from his growing-up days to the time he becomes an adult, he relies on his charm to get himself laid. Yes, most of the women he sleeps with are happy to oblige…
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Book My Show:

At the first glance of the trailer, Hunterrr appears to be a raunchy adult comedy. One that would make many squirm in their seats. No surprise there. However, Harshavardhan kulkarni‘s Hunterrr has a lot in store besides the humorous sleaze. The film stars Gulshan Devaiah in the lead role as Mandar Ponkshe. Hunterrr chronicles Mandar’s life and relationships…
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Mid-Day:

At this point of time specially, we need to welcome movies that dare to take sex beyond the boundaries set by a few regressive minds, and stay in step with the rapidly changing moral standards of the world around us. However, it is time and again disheartening to see movies made in Bollywood that at the outset seem like a brave take on the stifling double standards on sex, but most of the time invariably end up falling…
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NDTV Movies:

The big wide world may have seen a rash of sex addiction films of late (Shame, Don Jon, Nymphomaniac, Thanks for Sharing), but the most prolific movie industry on the planet has steered clear of the complex territory for obvious reasons. Commercial Indian cinema is usually averse to themes that demand more than just nodding acquaintance with the psychological realities of deviant human behaviour…
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The Indian Express:

For Bollywood, where repression masquerading as respectability is still largely the name of the mainstream game, to create a leading man who can confess to being led by his nether regions, is, um, uplifting. But the ​sheer ​unevenness of the proceedings shows just how difficult it is to go all the way in this kind of film, where a man is a hunterrr, tick, and a woman, well, prey. Tick, tick…
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India Today:

Meet Mandar (Gulshan Devaiah). He who believes that sex is an act of ‘necessity’ much like going to the loo daily. The sex addict’s way of admiring female beauty is to ogle at them, occasionally surreptitiously but mostly shamelessly. It isn’t easy to warm up to a character who spends a chunk of the film’s running time lewdly hitting on women or trying to or getting laid…
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Rediff:

Hunterrr is a deeply problematic film, and fails rather miserably, warns Raja Sen. Is there a word for a male nymphomaniac? (If not, I strongly suggest ‘himphomaniac.’) The film Hunterrr chooses to use the word Vaasu — taken from the Sanskrit word vasana, meaning ‘truly stubborn desire’ — and treats it like commonly used slang. “I am a vaasu,” says the man with great revelatory import…
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Glamsham:

What goes against HUNTERRR is the too many complicated flashbacks. While this is a nice way to unravel the past of a protagonist and adds weight to the narration in a certain sequence, it does not always end up being a winning style. And that lack is exposed in HUNTERRR as Harshvardhan Kulkarni tries too many ‘back-and forth’ flip-flops to keep his story alive…
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