Aflatoon – A Rollicking Marathi Slapstick Comedy with Stellar Performances

Three friends Shree, Aditya and Manav are blind, deaf and dumb respectively. To get rid of their financial problems they decide to start a detective agency. Will they succeed?



Aflatoon movie review (2023)

Marathi cinema has often dabbled in semi-historic adaptations, but “Aflatoon” brings a refreshing comedic respite to the screen. This uproarious slapstick comedy boasts a multi-starrer cast that is truly in its element.

The plot revolves around Maria, portrayed brilliantly by Shweta Gulati, who enlists the help of three specially-abled individuals: Shree (Siddarth Jadhav), Adi (Paritosh Painter), and Manav (Jayesh Thakkar), to take down the conniving Ganesh (Bharat Dabholkar) and bring him to justice. The group concocts an elaborate, albeit improbable, plan that promises hilarity and chaos at every turn. However, their schemes are consistently thwarted by the sharp and witty Inspector Alia, played splendidly by Tejaswini Lonari.

The movie’s true comedic brilliance lies in the performances of Siddharth Jadhav and the ever-talented Johny Lever, who steals the show with his comedic prowess. Shweta Gulati also shines bright with her impeccable timing and delightful expressions. The chemistry between Johny Lever and his son, Jesse Lever, in his Marathi debut, is a sight to behold, adding an extra layer of charm to the film.

While “Aflatoon” starts off a bit slow in the first half, it gains momentum as the plot unravels with delightful twists and turns that keep the audience hooked. The film’s cinematography and production deserve special mention, as they elevate the overall viewing experience.

However, the film does suffer from a drawback, primarily concerning the performances of the supporting actors, who deliver somewhat lackluster portrayals. Additionally, the movie occasionally falls back on repetitive tropes, providing few standout moments for the characters. The dumb-charades scenes between Adi and Manav can be a bit taxing at times, but they are easily overshadowed by the film’s overall hilarity.

One should not expect highbrow humor from a slapstick comedy, and “Aflatoon” delivers precisely what it promises – a good time filled with laughter. Its absurd situations, quirky characters, and uproarious moments make it a perfect choice for a fun-filled lazy Sunday afternoon. If you enjoy light-hearted comedies with brilliant performances, “Aflatoon” is definitely worth a watch.

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Country: india


Director: Paritosh Painter

Writter: Paritosh Painter

Actors: Johny Lever, Siddarth Jadhav, Paritosh Painter

Duration: 2h 14m