Ajay (Aamir Bashir) and Sonia (Sonal Sehgal) aspire to be successful in Bollywood — Sonia as an actress and Ajay as a script writer. Both are hard-working and take up any given job to make ends meet. The two, however, strive hard to get over mediocrity. Sonia wants to eventually graduate to films from TV, while Ajay seeks a producer who would like his realistic script.
Sonia finds it awkward to be a ‘TV star’ and yet live in a 1 BHK house in a middle-class locality. She dreams of owning a luxurious penthouse someday. Sonia wants it all and wants it sooner. She drags Ajay to an astrologer who guarantees her a ‘bright future’, that too, within 7 days. Do things turn out as foretold by the astrologer?
Future Toh Bright Hai Ji has a good concept and it could have worked better as an emotional drama than a comedy. You can identify with Sonia-Ajay’s struggles and the daily issues that one needs to deal with in order to be a Mumbaikar. The city of dreams makes you work really hard if you want to live your dreams.
Future Toh Bright Hai Ji could have done so much more with the concept. Unfortunately, it focuses on petty issues which do not add anything to the story. Sonia’s silly tiff with a co-star who is more famous, the couple’s banter with a Sindhi building secretary ( Asrani), the secretary’s wife ( Neelima Azim) hitting on younger men, a smooth-talking broker (Satish Kaushik) who lures Sonia into buying a flat beyond her budget, a rich politician-turned-producer who harasses Ajay to deliver a script good enough to launch his son…all the characters act well, but hold no importance in the story.
The real trials and tribulations of life in a metro remain unaddressed. The film does touch your heart towards the end, but everything in between seems totally unnecessary. Sonal Sehgal looks good but overdoes the small-town girl act and accent, Aamir Bashir is expected to play an understated character, but he ends up looking uninterested instead. Satish Kaushik has good comic timing as usual.
The film would have worked better as a sentimental drama. Were it not for the forced humour, the film wouldn’t be as forgettable.
A small-town couple tries hard to make it big in Mumbai. After struggling for long, an astrologer finally predicts that their life will indeed change for the better in 7 days. Does the foretold future come true?