Shubh Mangal Saavdhan Review

Shubh Mangal Saavdhan Review

Great comedy, comic timing and well scripted without being vulgar!

The film starts with ‘The great Indian tamasha’ – wedding as framed by Sugandha Joshi (Bhumi Pednekar). 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.

Sign of a great actor is being underrated even after giving some memorable performances. This shows people expect more from you. This doesn’t mean they don’t know you’re a great actor, this means you could be the greatest. Vicky Donor, Dum Laga Ke Haisha and now this, 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.

This is one such film which relies on each every supporting character. 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. This film falls into that perfect zone.

R S Prasanna starts the movie using a montage of the scenes from old films to explain the current situation, this is the moment you get sure of the film being amazing. Full marks to him for how he hasn’t blurred the lines to explain something which is not easy to say. The way Bhumi Pednekar’s parents tell her to touch her in laws feet through a video call explains the intensity of realism the film has. Loyalness, Pass out (Passed away), Untouched by hand are just a few examples of how writer Hitesh Kewalya grabs the nerves of common people expressing themselves using such silly words. The movie stands still on 4 pillars – the concept, the performances, the writing and R S Prasanna.

Do not confuse this film as a sex comedy because it is NOT! Go out and see how Bollywood is progressing.

Rating: 8.5/10


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