Yash Raj Films have always presented one of the finest actors in Indian Film Industry and even this time it’s no different. Sushant Singh Rajput has proved his versatility and Parineeti Chopra has emerged as even a better actor than before. Shuddh Desi Romance is an enjoyable love comedy. Definitely it’s not perfect. The story is repetitive and predictable but the mindblowing dialogues and funny one liners balances out the weakness of the film.
Parineeti is in her usual charming self as the somewhat over familiar bold girl role but Sushant Singh Rajput has surprised us. After Kai Po Che, SDR is another sushant’s flick which offered him variety in the role. He played an adorable lover with cute gestures which is quiet opposite to the roles he has been playing since the small screen daily soap ‘Pavitra Rishta’. Newcomer Vaani is a clever choice for the role and all the characters collectively brings out an important yet undiscussed sensitive issue of the society with sheer simplicity. Legendary actor Rishi Kapoor is worth a mention and has taken the movie to another level.
Director Maneesh Sharma has the expertise to start the movie in an exciting way to keep the audience glued to the seat. His previous movie Band Baaja Barat was brilliantly directed as well. Shuddh Desi Romance starts with Raghuram Seetaram (Sushant) who like his name is baffled with the idea of his wedding and delivers some funny one liners. Movie progresses with the introduction of all the characters and deals with attraction,love and commitment. Would Raghu be able to responsibly handle the commitments ? Would Gayatri find love in Raghu ? Watch the movie to get your answers.
SDR is full of spirit and ends on a happy note. Characters and dialogues have been kept very practical and realistic. Parineeti isn’t in any new Avatar and thus very comfortable in her role. She played effortlessly and audience could really connect with her. She is the new Vidya Balan of B-town with reduced weight and better appearance. Star-cast has no match with the simultaneously released flicks and offers a strong chemistry on screen. Direction deserves an applause whereas the script is the weakness of the movie.
The Script is perhaps a little too slow in some parts of the movie. There are certain parts where only a little happens, diverting the interest in the movie. Romantic movies often seek ‘suspension of disbelief’ and we all have accepted this fact in the past but SDR’s script seek ‘suspension of brains’ instead. I would encourage you to demand more from a film especially when its a Yash Raj Production.
This ‘Chopra’ weekend, another release ‘Zanjeer’, which is a remake of the masterpiece featuring Amitabh Bachchan is a sureshot competitor with SDR. Though the actors in Zanjeer haven’t performed as flawlessly as SDR but it’s script is far complex and tightly knitted.
To sumup, Watch Shuddh Desi Romance to experience a ride of feelings – love,guilt and commitment. Watch it with your loved ones or friends ; it offers a heavy dose of laughter.