'FCUK' is out in the theatres, competing with the bigger release, 'Uppena'. The trailer suggested that it's a family entertainer and a comedy-drama involving a father and a son. What is 'FCUK' all about? Is it worth a watch with the family? Let's find out.
Fani Bhoopal (Jagapathi Babu) fathers a child Chitti (Baby Saharshitha) at the age of 60. He is rich and handsome and women keep falling for him. His son Kaarthik (Ram Karthik), who is a flirt master, is on the verge of winning the love of Uma (Ammu Abirami), a pediatrician. Just as everything seems to be going smoothly, Fani's behaviour puts his son in a soup. How does the father-son duo, coupled with Uma, come out of the problem? That's the crux of the second half.
After watching him in insipid films like 'Miss India', watching Jagapathi Babu in the role of a carefree man with playboy antics is genuinely good. Ram Karthik, who plays his son, was introduced as an ultra-romantic by the trailer. He does a fairly good job. Kollywood actress Ammu Abirami falls flat in comedy scenes. In sentimental scenes, she is okayish. Baby Saharshitha is cute. Raja Daggubati and Brahmaji are also seen.
Bheems Ceciroleo's songs hinder the pace of the film. They don't make any impact. G Shiva Kumar's cinematography works to an extent.
In the very least, 'FCUK' was supposed to be a sensible comedy. While it was expected to be a coming-of-age relationship drama, what it has in store is a low-end love story with a somewhat simplistic climax.
Director Vidyasagar Raju fills the film with some wild comedy here and there. Jagapathi's firm makes condoms and some regular condom jokes are thrown into the mix. They are hardly funny.
The heroine is engaged to Bharath, who doesn't deliver any laughs. Raja Daggubati plays her oh-so-boring dad. In comparison, Jagapathi looks colourful in a welcome way. He is enjoyable when he doesn't overdo his character.
Why Uma is drawn towards Karthik is not convincing at all. She falls for him easily and there is a scene to explain their love away as a work of destiny. In one of the early scenes, they bump into each other in a drunken state. This thread is revisited in the later portions.
Instead of dragging the rom-com portions, the father-son portions should have been milked. The climax would have been okayish the dialogues been crisp and the TV debate shown in a mature manner.
'FCUK' has loads of loud comedy and some mindless romance. Don't expect a touching father-son drama.