Vroom – Adventures of Smarty the magical car- Average entertainer
Rating: 2 out of 5*
Starring: Gaurav Bajaj, Nina Sarkar, Naveen Prabhakar, Paintal and Daisy Irani
Director: Savin Tuscano
A Scientist, Dr Ramanujam, (Paintal) is working on a secret Artificial Intelligence chip, which an evil goon, Mr X wishes to acquire. He sends his henchmen Girgit (Navneen Prabhakar) and Diana (Delna Mody) to steal the chip, but Dr Ramanujam manages to escape with it and puts it in a car. The car then gets it’s own mind and starts playing tricks on his new owner and the people around him until it gets a new owner in the form of Rahul (Gaurav Bajaj) and his elder brother and his wife. Rahul is an automobile engineer and loves cars. He often helps everybody in the neighborhood including Mrs. Dadabhoy, the Parsi neighbour (Daisy Irani). Rahul falls in love with Pooja (Nina Sarkar) a girl who lives in the same vicinity but invites the wrath of the rich kids around. They have a tussel but ultimately the car, which Rahul names Smarty, helps him get his true love as well as capture the evil goons. What follows is a series of fun filled events that make Smarty the star attraction.
Director Savin Tuscano keeps the proceedings light and aims to entertain the kids. While he succeeds in some parts the rest he doesn’t because one has seen such antics in films like the Herbie series and Abbas Mustan’s Tarzan the Wonder Car (2004).
Gaurav Bajaj who earlier debuted with Phir Kabhi does a fair job. Nina Sarkar is impressive in her debut role. Veteran actors like Paintal and Daisy Irani have been literally wasted in the movie. Ace stand up comedian Naveen Prabhakar playing the comic goon Girgit and Delna Mody who plays Diana the female villain succeed in deriving a few laughs.
While the film does bring back the memory of Abbas Mustan’s Tarzan the Wonder Car made in 2004, it does hold some appeal for children. Let them watch it if they have nothing else to do.