Excel Entertainment’s Friday Night Plan, directed by Vatsal Neelakantan, seems to have created a good buzz ever since the first teaser was released a while ago. At first glance, Friday Night Plan trailers give off the feel of a slice-of-life comedy movie mixed with family dynamics and coming-of-age elements. We also believe this film has all the aspects of a young adult story that involves a high school senior who comes across as an introvert but will probably soon go through a life-changing incident. The crackling, fun visuals add to the intrigue of the film. Friday Night Plan caters to the younger generation who want to watch some relatable light-hearted films.
Story And Plot
The trailer follows the lives of two brothers, the lead characters of the movie, Sid and Abi. We believe Sid is the reclusive kind, while Abi is the outgoing boy who loves being the troublemaker. Several scenes in the trailer set up the relationship between Sid and Abi and their communication with people outside of their family. We are expecting this film to be an endearing tale of characters learning from their mistakes and moving on to become slightly better people. We do not see any of the characters in a negative light.
Friday Night Plan‘s trailer also gives a glimpse into the lives of the rich and wealthy, who do not worry about the repercussions of their actions. From what we understand, Friday Night Plan is a code word for something that the kids should not be engaging in. On the surface, the movie is about a big party thrown by school kids. On a deeper level, we assume Friday Night Plan is about human relationships and a journey of self-discovery. We also think this film will help us understand the lifestyle of rich kids. It will be interesting to understand their lingo and the issues they face on the school and home front. It is a given that humor is a part of the narrative of the film. We hope to watch the satirical humor around the rich and their opulence in Friday Night Plan, just like the makers did in Dil Dhadakne Do.
The plot of the film will most likely follow Sid liking his newfound fame. We believe this will allow him to get in close proximity to a girl he might have a crush on. The party thrown by his classmate is bound to get out of hand, which is why we see a glimpse of police involvement. A small law and order situation will most likely bring Sid out of his cocoon and make him face matters head-on instead of hiding away from things, as stated by his brother Abi in the trailer. We believe the realistic treatment of sibling characters in Dil Dhadakne Do will be seen in Friday Night Plan as well.
Sid and Abi’s mother is headed out of town, as stated in the trailer. We assume the party at some point will be moved to their home since there is no adult around to supervise it. This party might bring a lot of issues between the siblings to the surface. They will either learn from it or go back to being their usual selves. We are basing the plot of the film on whatever it is that’s mentioned in the trailer. The prediction is just speculation, albeit not distinctively. It creates a genuine curiosity about the incident that will probably trigger an interesting chain of events.
The Cast And Characters
The lead, Babil Khan as Sid, comes across as an introvert in this comedy-drama. Friday Night Plan relies on him and his ability to carry the film throughout the entire runtime. Amrith Jayan, as Abi, the younger sibling, loves the attention and will likely want to take advantage of his brother’s popularity and tag along with Sid to the party where the Friday Night Plan will be executed. Abi clearly has a personality that is opposite to that of his brother.
Apart from him, Juhi Chawla as Babil’s mother plays a cameo as a parent figure who is either fully trusting of her kids or her dialogue in the trailer is a sarcastic take on her sons’ inability to manage home in her absence. Juhi Chawla is a veteran actress, and ever since her debut in the Hindi film industry, she has been known for her impeccable comic timing. We hope her cameo is funny and impactful. Veteran actor and voice artist Ninad Kamat as a police officer is an interesting addition to this film about brotherhood. The rest of the cast of the film is new.
Friday Night Plan is Vatsal Neelakantan’s debut film as a writer and director. He has previously served as an additional story writer and assistant director on other Excel Entertainment projects.
Where To Watch
Friday Night Plan is a Netflix India original that will be released on the platform on September 1st, 2023. This movie is second in line for Excel Entertainment on Netflix India after they gave us Eternally Confused and Eager for Love, a comedy series in 2022.
Excel Entertainment in the last few years has delivered some path-breaking cinema in the OTT space. There are several other shows on other OTT platforms where Excel has managed to create a niche for itself. Most of them were praised for the subject matter, the performances of the actors, and a gripping narrative.
Friday Night Plan will take the audience on a journey to understand familial dynamics. We are hopeful about Excel Entertainment giving us a film that has a good repeat value, just like their older films.