Hi folks, this week sees the release of two films from diverse genres. One, a dhamakedaar action drama (Zanjeer), the other a sweet rom-com. So let’s see what the pleasant Shuddh Desi Romance has in store for us and whether it’s worth a dekho.
Shuddh Desi Romance revolves around the charming Raghu, who is in search of that one perfect dreamgirl he has seen in magazines. He meets outspoken (and modern by small city standards) Gayatri, on his wedding day, falls head over heels in love with her, runs away from the mandap and dives headlong into a live-in relationship with her. The attraction is palpable, but neither character seems to want commitment out of it. However, on a drunken night, they decide to get married. But, this time, on the wedding day Gayatri decides to do a runner. Enter Tara, the bride who was ditched by Raghu and the rest? Well, it’s not history. Watch Shuddh Desi Romance to find out what culminates from this mayhem.
Shuddh Desi Romance is an endearing film that warms your heart in the first half but leaves you a bit flummoxed in the second. Having said that, it’s worth a one time watch for its prettily shot scenes, refreshing cast, the flavor of the music that matches the mood of the movie and the slightly controversial subject of live-in relationships executed in a light but honest tone.
Rishi Kapoor is wonderful and in his element. Sushant Singh Rajput and Parineeti Chopra make for an engaging couple. They combine a playful camaraderie between them that is effortlessly captured. The boy-girl interaction is a refreshing change from the sappiness of most romances. They are in a word flawless in showcasing their respective characters. Vaani Kapoor is pleasantly fresh and diff.
Band Baaja Baaraat and Ladies v/s Ricky Behl director Maneesh Sharma is back with yet another romance but with a shuddh desi tadka. The overall tone of irreverence seems a marked departure from his previous outings but is a welcome change.
Have fun at the movies.