There is nothing made in china about Made In China. It is straightaway one of those clever urbane comedies where sexual innuendos are used in a decent way not to simulate sleaze but to create an aura of mishchief. The hero wants to get rich selling Viagara-styled aphrodisiacs to the Chinese and that’s pretty much a tough call considering what shrewd entrepreneurs the Chinese are supposed to be.
There are digs at the Chinese quickie consumerist culture which I am sure will be taken in the right spirit by the Chinese. Unlike us, they have a sense of humour.
There is a refreshingly candid conversation between husband and wife Raj Kummar Rao and Mouni Roy where he eagerly if somewhat shyly asks the question most husbands are afraid to ask. Is she happy with their sex life?
“Am I able to take you from the ground floor to the top floor?” Raj asks with a goofy grin.
Rao has a whale of a time with his Gujarati accent. I do hope the Gujjus have as much of a sense of humour as the Chinese. Speaking of the all-powerful Gujjus, good to see Paresh Rawalback on screen giving Rao entrepreneurial wisdom about the customer being a “Chutiya” and the day Rao finds the key to the lock that the customer wants opened, he’d be a successful entrepreneur.