Sweety (Sonam Kapoor), a lesbian, who for obvious reasons is afraid to come out of her closet. She’s a shining student and her family is looking out for suitable ‘guys’ for her. Her brother is aware of her secret since years and chooses to remain silent with a hope that he’ll be able to ‘change’ her. She meets Sahil Mirza (Rajkummar Rao), who starts falling for her.
Sahil is an aspiring play-writer and a son of a hot shot movie producer. Towards achieving the artistic quest in his life, he finally falls in love with a girl who’s a lesbian. Meanwhile, Sweety confesses everything about her to Sahil. The artist inside him designs a play which portrays the real truth of Sweety in order to convince her family about her sexual preference.
Shelly Chopra Dhar’s story is honest but it just doesn’t get the fly it deserved. It had the potential, had the idea with the backing of a genuine topic that needs to be talked. First half is just filled with brilliant dialogues by Gazal Dhaliwal arising in very funny situations. It is the second half where things start to dwindle a bit.
Starting with the best, Madhumalti Kapoor takes the cake. Her character shines brightly because of the writing and her on-point portrayal of Beeji. Following the best, Anil Kapoor gets to showcase his energy as a dancer and that builds the right base. He’s as natural as it can get as a father displaying various emotions par brilliance.
We’ve seen many amazing performances of Rajkummar Rao but this is also not the worst. It just stands somewhere in between. After back-to-back mind-blowing performances, the expectations are really high from this future superstar. Juhi Chawla gets the perfect platform to show the ever-bubbly side of hers and that works hugely in her favour. Brijendra Kala and Seema Pahwa evoke many laughs despite having very short screen time. These are the actors that really make this movie a memorable affair. Sonam Kapoor is just out of the place. Not because of her off-screen persona but there are certain roles in which you can never expect to see certain actors.
This movie gives out a message without shouting out loud, very good amount of humour in the first half and some very impressive supporting cast performances.