Mirza, Cyrus Broacha, Mahesh Manjrekar, Boman Irani,
Atmaram Bhende, Rajit Kapoor, Vijay Patkar, Surendra
Rajan, Anisha Hinduja
Director: Kunal Vijaykar
Nut is a spoof on India's amusing socio-political state.
Therefore a film of this genre should not be taken
seriously as it has plenty of slapstick Govinda-David
Dhawan type silly scenes.
Whether the poor, adorable,
accident- prone Jolly Maker finally gets his girl or not
and above all whether he is able to save Mumbai or not,
is what the rest of the film is.
There are a few clever gags
here and there, with absurdity in plenty with few
references to Bollywood bigwigs and some subtle spoofs.
Cyrus Broacha tries hard with comedy, while it is Boman
Irani who evokes laughs as the Maharaja. The old hand
Mahesh Manjrekar keeps mouthing a mix of English and
Hindi gibberish and Dia Mirza is a delight as the hottie
in this story as a delicious fruit among all the nuts.
Kunal Vijaykar the director has also included in here
some unnecessary songs and mistimed humour. Basically
the comedy is something we have been seeing Cyrus and
Kunal doing for years on the television.
Cyrus Broacha - Jolly Maker
Dia Mirza - Monica
Mahesh Manjrekar - Khandar
Boman Irani - Maharaja Harry Holkar
Atmaram Bhende - Peter
Rajit Kapoor - Pinakin
Vijay Patkar - Clint
Surendra Rajan - Dhotilal
Kishore Nandlaskar - Motilal
Suhas Khandke - Mayor
Anisha Hinduja - Suman
Sachin Nayak - Anna
Bachan Pachehra - Sulaiman
Anil Mahtrey - Inspector Chawghule
Directed by Kunal Vijaykar, it is one of those films
that succeed in making you giggle intermittently as it
is a senseless comedy with not too amusing absurdities
here and there.
The story is about Jolly Maker (Cyrus Broacha), a
simple, hard working middle class bachelor in search of
love, money, friends and fame. He works as an accounts
clerk in a greedy and corrupt builder named Khandar’s
(Mahesh Manjrekar) office. This nerd Jolly Maker is an
accident-prone character who leaves a trail of disaster
One day in broad daylight, Jolly Maker's beautiful, sexy,
smart and snobbish colleague, Monica (Dia Mirza), gets
mysteriously kidnapped. He rescues this VIP girl Monica
and becomes an overnight celebrity. .
Through a roller coaster ride and series of comical
mishaps, Jolly Maker and Monica find themselves in the
middle of plot that has been hatched by an insane Ex-
Maharaja - Maharaja Harry Holkar (Boman Irani) who wants
to destroy Mumbai!! There is also the evil builder Khandar
and a self-obsessed scientist Pinakin (Rajit Kapoor) – all
of them want to take over Mumbai for different reasons.
Fruit & Nut would have been a
brilliant comedy if it would have been shorter than the
two hour film as it runs out of steam off and on.
- Aniz Filmvala
Credits & Crew:
Banner - Studio 18
Producer: Indian Films
Director - Kunal Vijaykar
Story / Writer - Kunal Vijaykar
Lyrics - Saajan Aggarwal
Music Directors - Sangeet Haldipur, Siddharth Haldipur
Background Music - Tapas Relia
Cinematography - Attar Singh Saini
Choreography - Rajeev Surti
Action - Parvez Khan
Art Director - Sunil Nigvekar
Screenplay - Sharad Kataria
Sound - Dileep Subramaniam
Dialogue - Sharad Kataria
Media Relations - Spice
Publicity Designs - P9 Integrated Pvt Ltd
Singers - Sangeet Haldipur, Siddharth Haldipur, Neeti
Muhan, Kailash Kher, Boman Irani, Mani, Mahua Kamat