The story starts with our leading lady Anie (Athiya Shetty) groom-hunting someone who can get her out of the country. Just because she wants to brag about this on her social media, she rejects tens of people despite everyone falling for her beauty. On the other hand, we’ve Pushpender (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), who has just returned from Dubai and is also looking for a bride.
Coincidentally, they both are neighbours and somehow meet each other. Anie finds his overseas ticket in Pushpender and he finds a way to earn legal sex. But, both of them have lied to get to each other and what will happen next is the rest of the film.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui sleepwalks during the film. We’ve known him from great performances & when someone such as him does this, even average turns out to be bad. He seems disinterested & hence isn’t convincing as his character at all.
Athiya Shetty gets the accent on-point and she has delivered a well-prepared performance. The efforts of understanding her character are pretty visible through her act. From the supporting cast, Abhishek Rawat who plays Nawazuddin’s brother is the most impressive & most underutilized character of all. Vibha Chibher & Navni Parihar are just about okay. They couldn’t even come close to the bar set by Seema Pahwa or Sheeba Chaddha.
Motichoor Chaknachoor follows the formula of films like Badhaai Ho, Bareilly Ki Barfi & Dream Girl but misses the most important element they had – strong humour.