Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhumi Pednekar, Brijendra Kala and Seema Pahwa.
Director: RS Prasanna
Rating: 2.5 stars
What will you do when you want to get it on but you can’t get it up?
If Bollywood mainstream film is asking such a type of tricky question then it deserves serious props though we know it’s not real but still. The movie Shubh Mangal Savdhan is a redo of a Tamil movie Kalyana Samayal Sadham. But still and all, Hurrah.
Sometimes the path of love is rough. And the same happens with Mudit (Ayushmann) and Sugandha aka Sugu (Bhumi) when male private part turns limp, and what is intended to be passionate pre-marital tumble into a major issue.
Of Course, the movie is directed for laughs and we can consider it as a comic mess. The movie tells a story about a man who is suffering from erectile dysfunction. This comic mess movie is surrounding with Mudit’s mother and father and Sugandha’s parents and younger brother, plus sundry uncles-aunts and best friends. They all are the part of ha-ha hee-hee unit.
When the correct lines fit into the correct situations, makes us laugh loud. The highlight of the movie is a communication between a morose Sugandha and her mother who are trying to unpack the secret of the bees and birds which is hilarious.
Further, Mudit and Sugu’s characters are playing ordinary which is a good thing. We can find them sipping ‘thele ki chai’ supping ‘chaat’ from the street also picnicking in un-manicured Delhi gardens. We will find no well-known monuments at all. The movie resists in maintaining the temptation to tart up the ordinary. And this is the best part as everyone is playing real and ordinary.
Though we find this movie comic but, the characters are suffering from sit-com flatness. And when everything was going well you cannot just easily deflect your attention from the main premise.
Shubh Mangal Saavdhan is also stuffed with a lecture on female empowerment.
But when the activities lie in between the two main lead of the movie, whom we have also seen in Dum Laga Ke Haisha, movie come together with terrible pun fully intended. And we can expect the star lead to rock the box office.
Bhoomi once again proves that how convincing she can as a real honest to goodness young woman who is in looking for love. On the other hand, Ayushmann is again fine fettle. The Punjabi puttar, Aryan from Vicky Donor had everything in place while in this movie he is struggling to achieve that. Sounds interesting right?