Fraud Saiyaan Full Movie
Fraud Saiyaan (transl. Fraud husband) is a 2019 Indian Hindi-language comedy-drama film directed by Sourabh Shrivastava, presented by Prakash Jha, and produced by Disha Jha and Kanishk Gangwal. The film stars Arshad Warsi, Saurabh Shukla and Sara Loren, and features Deepali Pansare, Flora Saini and Nivedita Tiwari in supporting roles. Filming locations included Obedullaganj, Raisen, Bhopal and Mumbai. The soundtrack was composed by Sohail Sen, while Udai Prakash Singh handled the art. The film was released worldwide on 18 January 2019.
Arshad Warsi as Bhola Prasad Tripathi / Rana Bhola Pratap Singh
Saurabh Shukla as Murari Chaurasia
Flora Saini as Shraddha
Sara Loren as Payal
Varun Badola as Badri
Deepali Pansare as Sunita
Nivedita Tiwari as Mala Dubey
Peeyush Suhaney as Dulare
Preeti Sood as Preeti
Parag Tyagi as Chandani’s Husband
Anangsha Biswas as Astha
Amanda Rosario (item number “Ladies Paan”)
Elli Avram as Chandani (item number “Chamma Chamma”)
In one of the opening scenes of this film, the main protagonist asks his wife that what she has prepared for dinner. Bursting with lust, she comes close to him and displays her purposely waxed legs before saying, “Aaj dinner mein hum hain.” This is a teaser of how disturbingly sexist Sourabh Shrivastava’s Fraud Saiyaan is.
From a Mamta Sharma-crooned song whose lyrics go like, “Touch kar le mujhko, mulayam badi hoon, chakh le mujhe, tere pichhe padi hoon” to the leading character bragging about impregnating a woman in a drunken state, there is a lot that is horribly wrong with this film.
Believe it or not, one of the final scenes has our hero forcing himself upon a widowed woman, an act that he tries to justify later by claiming that he is in love with her. Casual musical score plays out in the background during this scene what should ideally be called a ‘rape scene.’ Because hey, this is, after all, a comedy film and everything that is being shown on screen is to be taken lightly – even a rape.
Fraud Saiyaan is the story of Bhola Prasad Tripathi (Arshad Warsi), a conman who is married to multiple women. He has as many as 12 wives across Lucknow, Varanasi and Allahabad. In a surprising turn of events, he meets ML Chaurasia (Saurabh Shukla), the uncle of one of his wives, on a train to Varanasi.
While one expects Shukla’s entry to be the film’s turning point, it takes an absolutely bizarre route from here on to ultimately get trapped in a self-created coil. Even at 1 hour 50 minutes, Fraud Saiyaan takes ages to complete its runtime. By the interval, you, as a viewer, are certain that you have been on a pointless journey so far.
The fundamental problem with Fraud Saiyaan is that it features a conman who has an IQ less than that of a 6-year old. He thinks that he is too smart but we are never introduced to his clever antics. The women here are inexplicably dumb and it is only because of them that our main man comes across as intelligent in certain scenes. In this context, Maneesh Sharma’s Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl, starring Ranveer Singh in the lead role, was a much better take on the subject, despite all its flaws.
Fraud Saiyaan is a film where farts have been used as a comic tool and at most times, they turn out to be more effective than dialogues. I fail to understand why brilliant artists such as Warsi and Shukla would have chosen to participate in this dumb fest. I am going with a generous 1 star out of 5. #FraudSaiyaan