Fukrey (transl. Slackers) is a 2013 Indian Hindi-language comedy film, directed by Mrighdeep Singh Lamba, produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani, and starring Pulkit Samrat, Varun Sharma, Ali Fazal, Manjot Singh, Richa Chadda, Vishakha Singh, and Priya Anand. The story and dialogues are written by Vipul Vig and the screenplay is written by Vig and Lamba. Produced under the Excel Entertainment banner, the film was released on 14 June 2013. Despite a poor opening, the film went on to become a sleeper hit.
Delhi-based school backbenchers Vikas “Hunny” Gulati (Pulkit Samrat) and Dilip “Choocha” Singh (Varun Sharma) are perpetually dreaming of making it big. They want to get into the local college but don’t have the required grades. The college guard Pandit (Pankaj Tripathi) tells them that he can provide them with the leaked class XII papers to them, for a significant amount. Choocha has this god-gift where he can get the winning number of any lottery in his dream and Honey has the talent to sand the exact number out of his dream. The protagonists could not afford or collect the money required, so they decided to sell the papers to other students but failed there too.
Meanwhile, through Pandit, they meet Zafar (Ali Fazal), a former student of the college and a struggling musician. The fourth character is Lali (Manjot Singh), whose father Billa, runs a sweet shop. Lali is currently pursuing his degree through correspondence and like Hunny and Choocha also wants to get into the same college, where his girlfriend, who ignores him all the time studies but doesn’t have the marks. Pandit asks Lali to donate ₹ 250,000 in the college development fund to get admission. Lalli asks his father for the money, but he refuses to say the college is too costly.
Zafar’s girlfriend, Neetu (Vishakha Singh), who has broken up with him over his career choices is now giving private tuitions to Lalli so that he could attain enough marks to get into the college of his dreams. On the other hand, Zafar’s father faces a stroke and is paralysed now, for his treatment, the struggling musician needs money badly. The four meet up at Pandit’s office where Hunny explains his scheme. However, since now they all together need a lot of money, they need someone to invest lakhs. So, on Zafar’s insistence, Pandit takes them to meet a local gangster, Bholi Punjaban (Richa Chadda) where Hunny tells them their scheme. Bholi is ready to invest, and Lali also gives his shop papers as a mortgage. Bholi tells them to come the next day with the number. However, the same night everyone except Choocha falls asleep.
The next morning, Choocha narrates a fake dream which Hunny interprets and gets a number. They go to Bholi and tell the number. But it backfires, and Bholi loses her money. Now to recover her money, she gives them a packet containing drug pills which Zafar, Hunny and Lali have to sell at a rave party the same night. She keeps Choocha as security with her. At the party, Police and Narcotics teams conduct a raid, and Lali escapes with a packet with the police chasing him. Lali manages to fool the cops and reaches Neetu’s place. He also sees Zafar there. Neetu throws the drugs down the drain just as the police are about to search her home. The cops leave her place warning Lali. Zafar in the meanwhile tells the whole story to Neetu. Lali also calls Choocha telling him to run from Bholi’s house which he succeeds in doing.
The next morning, all the five land up at Bholi’s place. She gives them 24 hours to pay all the money due; otherwise, she would take the money by selling Lali’s shop. The four are fighting at Zafar’s place where Choocha tells them the truth about not seeing the dream. However, he says to them that he slept last night, and he saw a dream. Zafar is not interested while Lali, Hunny and Neetu are. Hunny interprets the dream, but they are short of cash even after Neetu is ready to give her savings. However, next morning Lali is able to borrow some money from a homeless man who used to remove parts from Lali’s motorbike. They invest and win a huge amount.
They go to Bholi’s house and give her the money. Then Hunny tells Bholi that he wants to sell those drug pills again and gives her an advance. Impressed Bholi goes inside and returns with the pills only to be caught red-handed by the police and Narcotics who have raided her home. In a flashback, it is shown that while Hunny, Choocha, Lali and Neetu were investing the money, Zafar met the Narcotics division and made a plan to catch Bholi and also calls Neetu, Lali, Choocha and Hunny where they confess to the police. Now with Bholi behind bars, the police pardon the four, and they are free.
Three months later, it is shown that Hunny and Choocha are entering the same college on horses as they had planned at the beginning of the film while Pandit is shocked and Lali, Zafar and Neetu are having a good laugh.
Pulkit Samrat as Vikas “Hunny” Gulati
Varun Sharma as Dilip “Choocha” Singh
Ali Fazal as Zafar Bhai
Manjot Singh as Lali Halwai
Priya Anand as Priya (Hunny’s Lover)
Richa Chadda as Bholi Punjaban . The character of Punjaban was loosely based on alleged pimp, Sonu Punjaban.
Vishakha Singh as Neetu Singh. (Zafar Fiancé)
Bhupesh Rai as Bhuppa Ali
Pankaj Tripathi as Pandit
Ashraful Haque as Shakiya
Anurag Arora as Narco Officer
Ajay Trehan as Inspector Khanna
Pooja Kalra as Fat woman on the bus
V.K. Sharma as Hunny’s and Choocha’s school teacher
Smarty as Young boy in Gurudwara
S.K. Lalwani as Zafar’s Dad
Kumkum Ajit Kumar Das as Zafar’s mother
Divya Phadnis as Shalu
Tejeshwar Singh as Monty
Sanjeeva Vats as Lottery Seller
Shrikant as Minister’s P.A
Arun Verma as Pradhan
Jatinder Bakshi as Jagrata Singer
Mehak Manwani as Lali’s girlfriend in the college
Michael Obidke as Eddie
Sukhwinder Chahal as Passerby in Gurudwara
Majinder Singh P. Kareer as Billa Halwai, Lali’s father
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