Shuddh Desi Romance (HINDI) – Pure Indianised Romance


Starring: Sushant Singh,Parineeti,Rishi Kapoor,Vani Kapoor(Debut) and many more
Editing: Namrata Rao
Cinematography: Manu Anand
Music: Sachin-Jigar
Writer: Jaideep Sahni
Direction : Maneesh Sharma

Jaipur,Rajashtan is the scene of action and as per the director’s previous film ‘Band Baaja Baarat‘ this film also deals with the shaadi’s and its fun. But this time as per the title,its pure and pure desi type of romance where he joins hands with the experienced writer-director Jaideep (Chak De India fame). Film is a desi version of an Westernised english romantic comedies where live – in relationships is not a big thing. But for a country like India these things are just now mushrooming.

As per the story the marriages in the film never take place. It starts with fun and ends in bathroom. Thats one of the main character in the film. It is the journey of three restless young people who junk the society for finding love and decide to follow their heart. Raghu(Sushant), of Kai Po Che, a tourist guide in Jaipur, wants a love in his life. Gayatri (Parineeti), a part-time instructor in an English-speaking institute, has been experienced in love a few times and knows the scene. Tara (Vaani Kapoor), who’s deceived by Sushant on the day of her marriage. When their lives criss cross, their beliefs get challenged and their loves,tested. And that in all ,honesty, is the prime reason that gives this film an edge.

Sushant wows with a remarkable portrayal yet again. He brings a lot of josh with his soft and spontaneous act. Parineeti Chopra gets into the bindaas zone yet again, a role that’s not new to her. She seems to be going from strength to strength with every film. Vaani Kapoor is self-assured and doesn’t seem overwhelmed by her skilled co-stars. A well done debut from her. Rishi Kapoor is, like always, in terrific form. But for a change the female characters have more strength in the film which is clearly shown by the way they express what they feel in a separate way. Also with a cigar and a cold drink.

The obstacles in the form of caste, religion and culture are a strict no. Dating, pre-marital sex and marriage are three diverse issues, unlike earlier times, when matrimony was a beautiful culmination in a relationship. Maneesh breaks away from the conventional and paints a picture that challenges the mindset of the yester year people with a sliced comic touch.

Sachin-Jigar’s soundtrack gels with the screen play. Songs are more of a montage shots which stops you to blink your eyes. Manu captures the rustic flavor of Jaipur and the surroundings well. Top Angle shots deserves a spl mention.

On the whole, the film is for the youth which reflects their mindsets these days. Told in an entertaining format, it is sure to strike a chord with not just the youngsters, but also with those who loves the shuddh factor in the stories. Refreshingly different and Recommended!


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