Straight is a delightful comedy touching tangentially the issue of being gay and the trepidation of being a virgin.
The story deals with a London-based Indian Pinu Patel (Vinay Pathak) and his fears, apprehensions, secrets and attitudes. He is the successful owner of Gaylord restaurant located in central London. He had been stood up by the bride on his nuptials. Thus he has not lost his virginity so far.
The three people in his life, his brother Rajat (Siddhartha Makkar), cook Kamlesh (Anuj Chaudari) and cashier Renu (Gul Panag).
The question that pesters Pinu is whether he is gay or straight or impotent or merely sexless.
With this premise, the story takes along the trials and travails of Pinu in his quest to lose his virginity.
Vinay Pathak does show the full range of his thespian repertoire once again. Gul Panag is coy and adorable. Anuj Chaudari is impressive. Siddhartha Makkar is more than adequate.
Straight being light-hearted comedy, the director Parvati Balgopalan has done a commendable job. Parvathi has been known for her earlier work Rules…Pyar Ka Superhit Formula.
The script and screenplay are good in spit of a dip here and a drop there. The film is technically well made.
Straight is a laughathon and we can enjoy watching it even though the narration is slightly stretched here and there.
The Cast and Crew
Vinay Pathak, Gul Panag, Siddharth Makkar, Achla Sachdev, Daman Baggan, Ketaki Dave, Anuj Chaudhary, Rasik Dave
Director: Parvathi Balagopalan
Producer: Shripal Morakhia, Charlotte Wontner
Banner: iDream Productions
Music Director: Sagar Desai
Lyricist: Subrat Sinha
2.5 out of 5
Review by Deen Kumar
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