Movie – Hunterr

Directed by – Harshavardhan G. Kulkarni

Cast – Gulshan Devaiah, Radhika Apte, Sai Tamhankar

Produced by – Ketan Maroo, Vikramaditya Motwane, Anurag Kashyap, Rohit Chugani, Vikas Bahl, Kirti Nakhwa

When you make a Bollywood movie revolving around sex, you are bound to invite eyeballs. Hunterr, true to its name, describes the sexual life of a guy named 'Mandar'; right from adolescent to being a fully grown adult man. It is interesting to note that the name of the movie Hunterr plays a dual role; one as it hints the viewers of its sexual content and secondly, post watching the movie, we realize it portrays sex as the one phenomenon which acts like a hunter in all our lives sooner or later.

While it is easy to go overboard with a sex comedy, Hunterr somehow manages to stay within the limits and yet titillate. The movie begins when Mandar goes into flashback and the scenes reveal his first crush, his first kiss and all kinds of firsts while growing up. Mandar Ponkshe is the non-hunk boy next door kind of guy, whose life revolves around getting laid. What the movie intelligently does is make you rethink if he is wrong sleeping around or not, it somehow very silently approves his acts. Usually, the female leads in sex comedies have only one dimensional character; whereas Hunterr gives them a character. Actually starts justifying Sai Tamhanka's character cheating on her husband, that's what the movie does to you; it makes you feel Mandar is correct all the way around.

There are a few loopholes; the treatment of the whole movie with its consecutive flashbacks makes it a bit of a mess to follow. Gulshan Devaiah, who plays the lead role of 'Mandar', is natural and is very convincing as a boy next door hiding his sex addiction. The actresses, on the other hand, Sai Tamhankar and Radhika Apte have done a marvelous job because they have portrayed the characters with dignity and utmost poise resulting in a sex comedy which is not cruel or overdone in any way.

Bollywood's sex comedy genre is represented by movies like Masti, Kya Kool Hai Hum and the likes; all of which have portrayed a very unreal picture of the ultimate human expression of love. Hunterr proves that one doesn't require double meaning jokes and vulgar mannerisms, all it requires is a real emotional & physical journey of a character.

It's definitely a one-time watch for every thinking adult.