Complete review of ‘Shubh Mangal Saavdhan’
Star Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhumi Pednekar, Brijendra Kala, Shubhankar Tripathi
Director: R S Prasanna
Producer: Aanand L Rai, Krishika Lulla
Music Director: Tanishk-Vayu
Director R Prasanna takes the opportunity to portray a frustrating reality in a fun light and broach on a touchy ‘gents problem’ like erectile dysfunction whilst dispensing with unreliable myths about manhood.
Story of the movie:
The story of the film is in the two lover of Delhi-i.e. Mudit Sharma (Ayushman Khurana) and Sugandha Joshi (Bhumi Pednekar). It was love-at-first site for Mudit. He starts following Sugandha so he can express his love. But despite all this, he can not express his love. She’s getting engaged with Mudit Sharma (Ayushmann Khurrana). Telling their sweet little flashback story themselves, Sugandha & Mudit fall in this arrange-cum-love-cum-arrange marriage. This is when Mudit tries to explain Sugandha his apparent ‘gents’ problem’.
Rest of the film is covered tackling this very adult issue under a layer of some gut-busting moments. How Sugandha reacts when she gets to know the issue and how both of their parents react is what carries the story forward. When you’ve mounted a hill of some hilarious sequences, you’ve to end the film with a proper ending. Watch it to know will you get a good climax along with Mudit & Sugandha.
Of course, director R Prasanna (who also directed the Tamil version) plays it for laughs. It’s that kind of film. That’s the only way we can watch just how erectile dysfunction can ruin relationships: otherwise it would turn into an anatomy lesson. From the accent of everyone to wedding execution, everything is as close to reality as it can get. The film is colorful which adds to the feel-good factor of the film. Prasanna skirts around the potential pitfalls with the help of loads of maturity and a consistently light touch.
Star Cast Performance:
Ayushmann Khurrana is one man who lives each of his characters to the fullest. It would be an understatement to say he was brilliant in the film. Bhumi Pednekar spreads her magic from the first frame. She nails her accent and how! She looks as sweet as her accent in the film. Both of the chemistry in the film looked good which connect with the audience. Both have shown the middle class family, which they have performed well.
Seema Pahwa has done a good role in the mother’s roll. From Ayushmann Khurrana’s parents & relatives to Bhumi Pednekar’s parents & relatives – everyone shines. As they say, a film is never about performances by leads, it’s all about performances by the people apart from the leads.
The film has few good songs which do not pause the already fast pace of the film. Kanha depicts the innocent love of Ayushmann & Bhumi very well which sets the base for this unconventional love story. Rocket Saiyyan & Laddoo song is played in the background showing the wedding proceedings. Songs don’t have much to do but do not feel like a pause too. Tanishk & Vayu has done a decent job of not forcing many songs to this swift-as-sound speed of the film.
Watch Or Not:
If you are looking for a good story and a better comedy film, then you can see this movie.
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