Friday, September 06, 2013

Shuddh Desi Romance



Rating : 4/10
Release Date : 6th September, 2013
Time : 141 minutes
Director : Maneesh Sharma; Writer : Jaideep Sahni; Music : Sachin-Jigar
Starring : Sushant Singh Rajput, Parineeti Chopra, Vaani Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor



People fall in and out of love too easily. Change their mind about marriage too conveniently. I understand promiscuity but this is a different level of flippancy. You also don’t get what’s it about Sushant that he gets too fairly hot women to lust for him.



Sushant Singh runs away from one marriage, from the actual jai-mala stage. Because he is not sure. Neither are we about why he runs away. He seems like a typical, dil-phenkh, sadak-chhaap boy, nothing memorable about him, not much to look at either. But first Parineeti falls for him. Then Vaani Kapoor, the girl he had left at the Hindu equivalent of the altar, also does so. Cue a couple more escapes from weddings and you wonder what the hell is going on…





The only character who remains consistent, understandable is Rishi Kapoor. A man who employs both Sushant and Parineeti as fake baraati’s and otherwise runs a wedding catering / baraat business. His advice, concern for the three leads remains genuine. And even though there are plenty of ‘I love you’s’, kisses and sex, not once do you feel anything is real or heart-felt…which kind of allows the whole movie to pass you by as well, without any regard for whats happening.



Some of the jokes are funny (the opening bus sequence, the whole arranged vs love marriage, Rishi's advice to both Sushant and Parineeti). The rustic touches are good, the atmosphere, small-town feel works and the performances sincere. Pity you just don’t agree with either the overall plot or the characters created.

7 comments:

J said...

If this movie portrays the young generation of our country or tries to spread a message to be broad minded, I think it fails. Live In relationship or not, they aren't answering any questions. They have targeted the youth and that is why have done everything to sell the movie.

Monts said...

Just came back from the movie...thoroughly enjoyed it...I think the situation is very real and trust me have seen it happening with so many people around me...the not being able to decide whom you like...the falling for a guy you can never believe someone would fall for...the whole "chemistry" in the first few moments of meeting and then moving along as if nothing happened...really happy with the ending where they didn't marry off the leading pair...i give a thumbs up :) its not preaching ...its just telling a real story in a fun manner

Monts said...

Just came back from the movie...thoroughly enjoyed it...I think the situation is very real and trust me have seen it happening with so many people around me...the not being able to decide whom you like...the falling for a guy you can never believe someone would fall for...the whole "chemistry" in the first few moments of meeting and then moving along as if nothing happened...really happy with the ending where they didn't marry off the leading pair...i give a thumbs up :) its not preaching ...its just telling a real story in a fun manner

Apurv Nagpal said...

Hey, Monts - long time ! I've seen lots of people confused about marriage, love and sex. Never seen so many people 1) abandon each other at the mandap 2) Do that and still be cordial...I guess, once I could've lived with it (one pair)...but again...and again ? Like Runaway Bride, the people involved would've become media celebs...

Sonia said...

I thought it wasn't bad...extreme poetic license taken to illustrate its point, yes. But hindi movies, or any movies, kind of strain your credulity a bit anyway. Worth a watch for sure...

Nikhil Cherian said...

The concept was really good. The first 20 minutes are ok , then you feel like the movie is going in circles. The Director din't even capture the actual beauty of the pink city neither did he make us feel that ya things like this are/can be real to an extent. Some shots were good but still could have been better. Acting was the only thing worthwhile. Went for a fun movie but wasn't that fun afterall.

Apurv Nagpal said...

Am quite surprised how this movie has polarized people. Some have loved it, some hated it, others left quite untouched by it !