‘Fukrey 3’ Review: Varun Sharma And Pankaj Tripathi Are The Heart Of This Comedy Of Errors

New Delhi: The Fukra gang is back and once again, they are ready to take the audience on a laughter riot. ‘Fukrey 3’, the third part of the comedy franchise, that released in theatres today on September 28, is senseless yet funny. The characters not just make you nostalgic but root for themselves because of their uniqueness, and make you love them all the more.

Fukrey 3 Plot

The film begins from where the second part ended, taking viewers on a roller-coaster journey that spans various locales – from the depths of coal mines in Africa to the whimsical world of a Delhi amusement park. Throughout their escapades, Choocha remains the linchpin, connecting the dots in every adventure. The film serves up a number of subplots, ensuring that there is never a dull moment.

However, ‘Fukrey 3’ occasionally stumbles when it leans too heavily on toilet humor. While some may find these moments uproarious, the quality of the jokes often descends from crude to simply unfunny. At times, viewers might find themselves chuckling at the sheer absurdity of the situations and how they’re executed, but the film lacks memorable dialogue or truly side-splitting moments.

One of the film’s standout features is the enduring camaraderie among the members of the Fukrey gang, which includes the perpetually stupid Choocha (Varun Sharma), the clever Hunny (Pulkit Samrat), the amiable Laali (Manjot Singh), the ever-dependable Pandit Ji (Pankaj Tripathi), and the enigmatic Bholi Panjaban (Richa Chadha). Their dynamic and the amusing narratives they weave together create a wholesome and thoroughly entertaining package.


Director Mrighdeep Singh Lamba deserves commendation for adding depth and dimension to the characters’ arcs. Choocha, the forever funny member of the gang, has become even more hilarious, while Hunny’s knack for mind games has reached new heights. Laali’s endearing sweetness, Pandit Ji’s unwavering loyalty, and Bholi Panjaban’s complex personality all add layers to the narrative, making it more engaging and relatable.


The film’s first half primarily dedicates itself to character development and establishing new narrative threads, while the second half ramps up the momentum. Unlike its predecessors, ‘Fukrey 3’ ventures into social commentary but doesn’t delve deep enough into this territory to make a significant impact. This inclusion feels somewhat forced into the script, lacking the necessary gravitas.

What shines through, however, are the performances. Varun Sharma as Choocha delivers a tour de force performance, slipping effortlessly back into his quirky character’s skin. His gestures, body language, innocence, and mischievousness are a joy to behold. Pankaj Tripathi, a maestro of comic timing, elevates the humor with his mere presence. His performance exudes ease and comfort, a testament to his acting prowess.

Pulkit Samrat and Manjot Singh, portraying Hunny and Laali respectively, offer equally commendable performances. However, compared to the earlier installments, their portrayals are noticeably more restrained and balanced. Their ability to complement Choocha’s eccentricity shines through, even in the most chaotic of scenes. Richa Chadha, reprising her role as Bholi Panjaban, once again dazzles with her acting prowess, seamlessly transitioning from naivety to fierce determination.


As compared to the first two parts, ‘Fukrey 3’ does not have any memorable song, however, the music of the popular song ‘Ambarsariya’ playing in the background at some places reminds the audience of the hit number. The opening track which provides a flashback of the previous two films through a series of pictures, stands out as a notable highlight.


Clocking in at a brisk 150 minutes, ‘Fukrey 3’ maintains a lively pace, keeping the audience invested not only in the unfolding story but also in the endearing characters. Nonetheless, it’s impossible to ignore the film’s predilection for convenient toilet humor, which, after a point, feels like a writer’s fallback rather than a thoughtful comedic choice.

In conclusion, “Fukrey 3” is a roller-coaster comedy that doesn’t aspire to intellectual stimulation or provoke profound discussions. Instead, it sets out to entertain and elicit smiles (or laughter, depending on your comedic tastes) from its audience. 

‘Fukrey 3’ offers a fun-filled romp through the world of slapstick comedy, nostalgia, and camaraderie, making it a worthy addition to the Fukrey franchise.