The story is about the friendship and the bonding between RP and Mandar and how they face problems and solve them.Ram Parmar a.k.a. RP (Ayushmann Khurrana) is in meeting with a psychiatrist for problems hes experiencing due to three break-ups in last three months.
The film runs in a narrative mode. RP is a successful theater artist portraying the role of Raavan. One day while returning home, he witnesses Mandar Lele (Kunaal Roy Kapur) attempting suicide. He saves him and brings home. Mandar is devastated because of his break-up with Nandini (Pooja Salvi) and attempted suicide because he thinks he is worthless.
As Ram is a helping guy, he tries solving out Mandars problems and probes into his life. He offers him the role of Lord Ram in his theater play. He finds Nandini and tries reuniting her with Mandar. While doing this he lies many times to his close friend Sita (Evelyn Sharma) and girlfriend Chitra (Gaelyn Mendonca). The latter ultimately breaks up with him.
During this, Ram falls for Nandini who reciprocates his feelings. Meanwhile, Mandar is coming back to normal. Ram feels he is cheating his friend; he breaks-off with Nandini and makes arrangements so that Nandini and Mandar meet. Unfortunately all this is revealed to Mandar and Nandini. Ram ultimately loses his girlfriend, his love and friend.
Returning to present day, the psychiatrist suggests RP to apologise to all three, which may suffice in resolving the problems. Mandar returns to RPs play in the role of Hanuman and unites Nandini with RP. After doing so, he leaves with Sita.The film received positive reviews from various critics praising the comedy of errors factor and lead actors performances. It got an aggregate review score of 3/5 from all sites at reviewbol.
com. Sukanya Verma for Rediff.com has given 2.5/5 stars and says Nautanki Saala! plot seems better-suited for a sitcom episode. Anupama Chopra on Hindustan Times gave it a rating of 2 and a half saying Nautanki Saala! has all the ingredients of a peppy, amiable comedy but this soufflÃ© doesn't quite rise.
Ayushmann Khurrana, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Pooja Salvi, Evelyn Sharma
Roopa de Choudhury
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