Rajkummar Rao’s Made in China Receives Positive to Mixed Reviews: Here's What Critics Are Saying
Rajkummar Rao’s Made in China will hit the screens on Friday, 25th October. The film also stars Mouni Roy and Boman Irani in lead roles
Made in China will hit the screens on Friday, 25th October, along with other big releases scheduled for the Diwali weekend, such as Housefull 4 and Saand Ki Aankh. The film, directed by Mikhil Musale, stars Rajkummar Rao as a middle-aged Gujrati businessman, Ragubir Mehta, who embarks on a comical journey to China with hopes of better prospects. Produced by Dinesh Vijan, the comedy film also features Mouni Roy as Rajkummar’s wife, with Boman Irani, Paresh Rawal, Amyra Dastur and Gajraj Rao also playing vital roles in the film.
The critics’ reviews for the movie are out now. Kunal Guha, writing for the Mumbai Mirror, praised Rajkummar’s performance saying that the actor has become ‘synonymous with quirky comedies’ and said ‘he doesn’t let his fans down here’.
Russel D’Silva, reviewing Made in China for an entertainment portal, said the movie benefits from its second half but its first half is ‘besieged with major issues’ due to a ‘bumpy narrative flow, snail-like pace and disjointed editing’. He added, “Further problems emerge in the form of shoddy character arcs. More than a few cast members are hassled with ill-defined parts, and some, like that of Gajraj and Amyra Dastur's, seem to have been added as an afterthought.”
The film marks the Bollywood debut of National Award-winning director Mikhil Musale. Reviewer Madhuri V noted how Made in China ‘drives home a strong message’ but also said the screenplay has inconsistencies. Praising the lead actor, she wrote, “Rajkummar Rao has a solid grip on his role and makes you root for him till the end. He doesn't resort to the stereotypical depiction of Gujarati characters in Bollywood and that's a big plus.” She was also full of praise for Boman Irani, who plays the character of Dr Vardhi. Calling him a ‘show stealer’, she said the actor had the most ‘impactful’ dialogues in the film and ‘hits them straight out of the park’.