Jimmy Shergill, Mohit Marwah, Kiara Advani,
and Arfi Lamba
Fugly is about four friends who live by the motto of the three musketeers — all for one and one for all. The friends make a wrong move and run afoul of a perversely brutal and corrupt cop. The cop starts to blackmail them. He makes their lives a living hell. Until they have no option but to retaliate.
Rahul Handa’s story begins with an intriguing suicide attempt and, at least until the interval, director Kabir Sadanand manages to keep you hooked. There’s a lot here that doesn’t work — the background music is deafening, the Delhi atmosphere is synthetic, lame comedy dilutes the tension, the social messages are clumsily tacked on — and yet I was drawn in by the quicksand into which the four youngsters were sinking.