Doctor G Movie Review: Ayushmann Khurrana, Rakul Preet Movie Is Just Serviceable


Bhopal is really having a moment in Bollywood. He’s back as the backdrop for a film that’s so busy earning its feminist credibility that it’s forgetting the saying of showing more than telling. And that’s the crucial element that makes Dr. G usable, on the whole, rather than the cracker he rightfully should have been.

Doctor Uday Gupta (Ayushmann Khurrana) desperately wants to major in orthopedics, but goes to the gynecology department of the city government medical college. And that’s where his real education begins – losing his “masculine” touch while learning to “listen” to women. The whole film and its characters are at the service of the hero who transforms from impetuous boy into sensitive man. His girlfriend, who briefly shows up to dump him, disappears entirely from his sight once her work is done. His new classmates, including the perky Fatima Siddiqui (Rakul Preet Singh) and a bunch of other confident women (he’s the only extremely reluctant male in the class), bully him just so he can get better. His superior (Shefali Shah) constantly lectures him with the same intention. His best friend, who floats through the film with his lean torso oddly bare, sticks around long enough to teach him self-awareness. And his mother (Sheeba Chaddha), the only one to attempt her own life, is lectured.

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Of course, all of those things are valid in this comedy of vestigial vaginal ways, a feature debut from Anubhuti Kashyap, who happens to be Anurag’s sister. Because the film focuses on the male hero, who begins as a thoughtless boor and whose job it is to break free from a lifetime of prejudice by the end, everything else necessarily revolves around him. And Kashyap shows the ability to create an inhabited universe. But after a while, the situations created as learning moments for Uday on his journey to becoming Dr. G, the man at home in female-dominated maternity and labor wards, just become a thing of the past. more. And I don’t know how tasteful it is to make a “stree-rog vibhaag” the butt of a running joke; luckily, the moment Dr. G realizes his true yin-yang potential, he settles down. The second half is an uncomfortable change of tone, showcasing the issues of an underage pregnancy, that feels like it was created to tell us how far the hero has come from his starting point. .

Khurrana has also reverted to being the confused, but kind-hearted Indian man who learns to navigate bodily fluids and noxious flowing reproductive systems with respect and sensitivity. As Dr. Uday Gupta, he earns his spurs pretty well. Shah, as a senior doctor wiggling his fingers, looks familiar. Chaddha has some good times, but I wish Bollywood would give her a break from being a mom to these young men coming of age. These two ladies deserve more for themselves. It’s Rakul Preet Singh who gets the most out of a role that could have turned out to be cliché, but doesn’t because she dismisses it so much. Learning to wear a stethoscope naturally, as an extension of oneself, is also a hallmark of all good doctors.

The cast of the movie Doctor G: Ayushmann Khurrana, Rakul Preet Singh, Shefali Shah, Sheeba Chaddha, Indraneil Sengupta
Director of the film Doctor G: Anubhuti Kashyap
Rating of the movie Doctor G: 2.5 stars

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