Director: Maneesh Sharma
Runtime: 141 minutes
Desi fun with modern relationship issues in the midst of the chaotic, traditional and desi India is what Shudh desi Romance serves you by garnishing itself with wit, lots of kisses (Yes, lots of them), innocent acting, charming dialogues and amazing screenplay. A refreshing Rom-com, with a desi touch.
Divulging anything would be spoiling the fun of the whole saga, which has been told in a very refreshing manner with the young audience as the target.
Set in jaipur and parts of Rajasthan, focusing on the premise of Traditional Indian marriages and culture, this romance explores many relationship aspects with its colorful attempt of presenting something modern on the platform traditional customs.
Sushant Singh Rajput plays the innocent looking flirt named Raghu who is confused as to his desire in a relationship. Two beautiful ladies, Parineeti Chopra as Gayatri and Vaani kappoor as Tara, makes matters worse. Sushant brings to the character the charm and innocence of a confused romantic desi lad with the same panache as he did the character of a determined and energetic hero in Kai po che. His chemistry with both the lead actresses is what makes it look all so easy on screen.
Parineeti chopra displays the same flamboyance and bubbliness, with added desi attitude in her character. While debutante Vaani is easy on the screen, looking beautiful and vivacious, and at the same time making a mark in a role which gives her scope of showing various facets of her acting. Putting them in one frame, she wins the battle with Parineeti with her matured performance. Romantic scenes with both the pairs appear natural and enticing.
Rishi kapoor binds the three characters through his Rajasthani tau avatar, displaying his panache and the character’s simplicity with perfect comic timings.
Director Maneesh Sharma has a very refreshed storytelling pattern which was evident in Band bajaa baraat, and here he goes a notch higher in making this rom-com an amazing watch. The smooth flow of scenes with role reversals and dialogues helping it, lets you remain hooked onto anticipation of what else is going to come your way.
Music syncs with the mood of the movie, gulaabi not just has been picturized brilliantly but the cinematography is at its best in displaying the pink city’s beauty figuratively. Kudos to Sachin-Jigar for the songs as well as the instruments which are a very important part of the movie.
Although the storyline is a little weak but with the method of storytelling makes up for the little glitches. Towards the climax, some scenes appear to be a little tiring but then with the message of the movie summarizing it all up beautifully; it’s a treat for the audience.
A rom-com with a difference, resonating the youth’s mindset, it’s like a digital graphic figure on a colourful rock painting which is highly recommended for some sweet and enjoyable weekend spend.
I’m gong with 4/5 for Maneesh Sharma’s Shudh desi Romance.