4.0 / 5
What do women want their men to be? They certainly don’t want them to be Kabir Singh alphas. They are not averse to getting lovers, but also have a place for friendship in their lives. They’ll appreciate it if guys give them space and start believing in being friends with no benefits instead of treating women like toys. And treat them as equals in every sense of the word. That’s the message delivered by the medical comedy Doctor G, which offers a fresh take on male-female relationships, among other things. The film is set in the obstetrics and gynecology department of a government college in Bhopal. It presents the lives of overworked doctors to pregnant couples, who have little knowledge of their condition, are prone to unwarranted fears and often try to hide their real problems from the people who treat them.
The G in the movie stands for gynecology. Our hero, Uday Gupta (Ayushmann Khurrana), is a medical student who wanted to specialize in orthopedics but was placed in gynecology because of low marks in the entrance exams. He plans to give the exam again and just sit for the year. The situation was difficult for him because he was the only male in the class. He feels awkward amongst all the women, but somewhere, life teaches him to lose his ‘man’ feeling and be the best doctor he can be.
The film is written with a female perspective, with the writers reversing the situations women face in a male-centric work environment. Uday is ruthlessly beaten by his seniors, given a lot of work to do, and threatened by senior professor Nandini Srivastav (Shefali Shah), who is a hard worker and doesn’t suffer from stupidity. But they didn’t hold him well for long and soon brought him into their sights, smoothing his edges in the process.
It doesn’t help that he’s an ignorant man, not sane enough to understand women’s needs and desires. His emotional development has been limited, and that has hindered all his relationships with people of the fairer sex. His girlfriend dumped him because she couldn’t stand his bossy personality anymore. His widowed mother (Sheeba Chaddha) wants him to acknowledge the fact that she may want a companion at the end of her life, and he cannot comprehend the fact that fellow doctor Fatima Siddiqui (Rakul Preet Singh ) just wanted him to be a friend, not. lover. Some hard hits taught him the wrong way to go.
We’re glad that Doctor G didn’t turn into a medical love affair. It has a separate track that deals with the horrors of underage sex and teenage pregnancy. Here, too, the tragic drama is not stretched. Rather than embarrass the victim, the girl in question is counseled to believe that there is a life for her beyond her mistake. The sequences are sensitively portrayed and offer a lesson in what and shouldn’t be done in such situations.
Rarely do we come across well-written, well-acted, well-directed, and well-written films, and Doctor G is one of such rare gems. The narrative is consistent throughout, keeping our attention always on the introduction of real-life situations. The jokes are not forced, but are integrated into the story as a whole. The situations that the main character encounters have a logical beginning and end. Uday’s “education” is a gradual process. The insights he gained didn’t happen overnight. All combined nicely with the nail biting climax.
Director Anubhuti Kashyap has extracted great performances from the entire cast in her feature film debut. Shefali Shah embodies a strict department head who respects high standards and wants everyone to follow her example. The poise with which she uses medical terminology makes you believe she is a real surgeon. Sheeba Chaddha just lights up the frame with her antics. Whether it’s her foray into food blogging or online dating, everything is filled with tender moments. Her confrontation scene with her son is filled with dignity and grace. Ayushmann had the opportunity to play a character who was not likable at first. The evolution of his character makes him debut to the audience, which ends with him. It was another great performance by a seasoned actor. He underestimated his role, letting female colleagues take center stage, which is good to see in a male star. Last but not least, Ayesha Kaduskar, who plays a troubled teenager, played her role realistically.
Doctor G is the one who started the conversation about some of the burning issues in our society. Check out this well-executed film for its positive message and for the inspiring acting of the entire cast.
Trailer: Doctor Wood
TNN, October 14, 2022, 2:15 p.m. IST
4.0 / 5
Doctor G’s story: Dr. Uday Gupta, aspired to specialize in orthopedics, but much to his dislike, he became the only male in the obstetrics and gynecology department of a medical college in Bhopal. He accepts it, but quickly finds himself caught up in a series of hilarious situations and incidents. Whether the experience makes him a better person and a better person – forms the crux of this medical campus comedy.
Doctor G’s review: ‘Jo cheez just paas hai hi nahi, uska ilaaj kaise karoon’ is a line that you never expect to hear from a doctor. Except perhaps this one – the funny, quirky, confused Doctor G (Doctor Uday Gupta) played by Ayushmann Khurrana. And of course, another feature that stands out in this documentary is how he is comfortably unaware of his chauvinism and patriarchal beliefs. His world revolves around a goofy guy from a medical college, although what he is desperately waiting for is to find a way out from there. From there, the world of Anubhuti Kashyap’s Doctor Wood character after character, well-drawn and each with a distinct personality that adds layers to the chaos and conflict of circumstances in Dr. Uday’s life. Whether it’s Dr. Jenny Jacob (Priyam Saha), KLPD doctor aka Kumudlatha Pamulparthi Diwakaran (Shraddha Jain), nurses or Shobha Gupta (Sheeba Chadha as Doctor Uday’s mother), the women in These stories all show a lot of power to the story at each stage. Numerous characters bring a certain life to the story, most of which are set on the campus of Bhopal medical university. Together, they wonderfully set the mood and tone of the film – mostly light, funny, and cool.
The producers of this film, Junglee Pictures, who are known for unique and groundbreaking films like Raazi and Badhai Flower, attempted to bring the audience into an area that had never been explored in Hindi cinema before. Even a sensitive subject such as the loss of male affection, among several other related issues that take place in the second half, is effectively portrayed with humorous and well-written scenes, never Take the humorous route. Humor was used in moderation, there was never an overdose. Even in scenes where a serious, impactful subject is being dealt with, the delivery and performance are refined and dignified.
What might have turned out to be a dry hospital comedy turns into an incredibly compelling story, with an underlying social message. The screenwriters, Sumit Saxena, Saurabh Bharat and Vishal Wagh, along with the director Anubhuti Kashyap, made the story useful by telling the story with a neutral point of view, which helped bring out the elements. suitable for making a compelling movie. The music (Amit Trivedi) blends in very well. Newton (Altamash Faridi), O lover (Ayushmann), Har Jagah Tu (Raj Barman) brings a beautiful touch to the music album while attractive numbers like Copy step (Amit Trivedi) and Dil Dhak Dhak (Raj Barman, Sakshi Holkar) add some much needed zing and take you up.
Ayushmann Khurrana is a natural in his actions, whether he’s the troublesome campus doctor trying to deal with all the women his age, dealing with the problems of the left and right. heart or reason with his mother at home about this kind of log kya kahenge topic – he’s totally believable, hilarious, and on point. Even as his character grows, he never loses control. His performance is alive and well on par with some of his more stellar acts in the past. Rakul Preet Singh delivers her excellent performance without noticing the film’s central conflict. She’s wonderfully supportive of Ayushmann’s character, holding his hand through emotional crises and pushing him away from outdated beliefs and notions about men and women. Shefali Shah continues her golden journey with this film. Of course, people will enjoy watching her more, but even then, she’s sure to succeed and elevate the series to another level. Sheeba Chadha brings plenty of laughs as she plays Uday’s progressive mother, who while playing the perfect mom and dad is also trying to live a life of abandonment.
Anubhuti Kashyap’s first mainstream film boasts her ability to deliver a range of nuanced performances. She shows her potential in directing the story in a way that can radically engage the viewer, while also taking the story in a direction that makes it a conversation starter for the right reasons. All characters in Doctor Wood, do their part well to breathe life into the story. Go, see this movie at the theater near you, sehat ki liye achcha hai!