Anubhuti Kashyap’s ‘Doctor G’, with Ayushmann Khurrana and Rakul Preet Singh, is a weak dramedy about a male gynaecologist

Posted on October 15, 2022


Spoilers ahead…

The first half is a template Ayushmann Khurrana movie. The second half is a dull drama whose every single beat is predictable. 

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On the surface, Anubhuti Kashyap’s Doctor G looks like another product from the Ayushmann Khurrana Assembly Line (AKAL™). Icky issue? Check. An embarrassed protagonist? Check. Eventual acceptance? Check. This time, Ayushmann plays a MBBS graduate named Uday. He wanted orthopedics for his PG, but ended up with gynaecology. That’s the icky issue our protagonist is embarrassed by. How can he treat body parts he doesn’t have? That’s how he puts it. I was reminded of the superb shot from The Silence of the Lambs, where a tiny Jodie Foster is surrounded in an elevator by men who tower over her. She’s a rarity in the FBI: gender-wise, size-wise. Uday is that Jodie Foster character. He is the only male in the PG course, headed by a stern Shefali Shah. Couldn’t the gynaecology class have had one more man? After all, we are told that many of the country’s top gynaecologists are male. Ah, but that would mess up the film’s programmatic design.

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